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Student Privacy

Read: Q&A: IT Director Drastically Cuts Incident Response Time with Student Tech Monitoring

Q&A: IT Director Drastically Cuts Incident Response Time with Student Tech Monitoring

We spoke with a K-12 IT director about the importance of monitoring student technology to decrease incident response time while teaching them to be good digital citizens.

Read: WSU Settles Lawsuit Over 2017 Hard Drive Theft for $4.7 Million

WSU Settles Lawsuit Over 2017 Hard Drive Theft for $4.7 Million

Nearly 1.3 million people’s personal information was stolen, including Social Security numbers, when a hard drive was stolen from an off-site storage unit.

Read: Parents Drop Lawsuit Against Ill. School System’s Transgender Policy

Parents Drop Lawsuit Against Ill. School System’s Transgender Policy

The four-year legal battle began after parents sued Township High School District 211 for allowing a transgender girl to use the girl’s locker room.

Read: Illinois School Removes Doors From Bathroom Stalls After Threat

Illinois School Removes Doors From Bathroom Stalls After Threat

After allegedly finding a school shooting threat in a Beardstown High School bathroom, the school district decided to remove the stall doors.

Read: Female Students Demand Change After Classmates Rank Their Looks

Female Students Demand Change After Classmates Rank Their Looks

After seeing their names ranked on a list based on appearance, female students at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School decided to fight back and demand change.

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.

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