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Student Privacy

Read: New FERPA Guidance Released by Dept. of Ed. Amidst Confusion

New FERPA Guidance Released by Dept. of Ed. Amidst Confusion

The guidance includes responses to 37 FAQs regarding schools’ and districts’ responsibilities under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Read: ACLU Arizona: Color Coded ID Badges Shame Students with Poor Grades

ACLU Arizona: Color Coded ID Badges Shame Students with Poor Grades

Upperclassmen at Mingus Union High School who have fallen behind academically have to wear the same color badges as lowerclassmen.

Read: Inspector General Finds Missteps in Dept. of Ed.’s Handling of FERPA

Inspector General Finds Missteps in Dept. of Ed.’s Handling of FERPA

An audit by the U.S. Dept. of Ed.’s Inspector General found their own office liable for not handling FERPA complaints in a timely and effective manner.

Read: Hundreds of Security Cameras to be Installed at Ohio University

Hundreds of Security Cameras to be Installed at Ohio University

OU Housing and Residence Life will be installing several hundred cameras to increase student safety and lower crimes on campus.

Read: USF Can’t Inspect Student’s Phone or Laptop in Title IX Case, Judge Says

USF Can’t Inspect Student’s Phone or Laptop in Title IX Case, Judge Says

The judge ruled that the university’s request for forensic examinations of the student’s devices is disproportional to the needs of the case.

Read: The Top 3 Social Media and Online Sites Students are Using Right Now

The Top 3 Social Media and Online Sites Students are Using Right Now

Here are the social media and online sites that are most popular with middle school and high school students and some of the risks associated with each.

Read: Dept. of Education Won’t Investigate Transgender Students’ Bathroom Complaints

Dept. of Education Won’t Investigate Transgender Students’ Bathroom Complaints

The Department of Education did not issue any new official Title IX guidance relating to its interpretation of transgender students’ rights.

Read: UCF Settles Lawsuit After 63,000 Social Security Numbers Exposed

UCF Settles Lawsuit After 63,000 Social Security Numbers Exposed

One of the plaintiffs claims several fraudulent credit cards were opened under his name and his credit score dropped as a result of the hack.

Read: Should Schools and Hospitals Post Surveillance Warning Signs on Campus?

Should Schools and Hospitals Post Surveillance Warning Signs on Campus?

Campus officials considering posting signs warning of surveillance should know if that leads to recording consent based on local laws.

Read: Back to School: 11 Ways to Teach Children Internet Safety Best Practices

Back to School: 11 Ways to Teach Children Internet Safety Best Practices

NordVPN gives advice for parents and teaches to teach kids about internet safety and cybersecurity.

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