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Digital Surveillance and School Safety: 5 Things Administrators Need to Know

Before district administrators deploy new technologies that vacuum up digital data in an effort to keep schools and students safe, they need to question the potential impacts on privacy and civil liberties, and whether the technologies are effective. (June 12, 2019)

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Students locked out of their school's computer systems. Educators unable to get access to some students' records. Parents receiving emails asking that they return their children's laptops.
August 21, 2019 – Education Week
The Georgia Cyber Academy moved to stop using the company's curriculum and technology, a decision that K12 Inc. says violated an agreement between the two sides.
August 13, 2019 – Education Week
Epic Charter Schools has exploded in growth in the eight years since it launched and now boasts an enrollment that rivals the biggest districts in Oklahoma. But those numbers are now coming under scrutiny from state investigators.
August 12, 2019 – AP
A state report released Monday said bullying, self-harm and suicide were the most common concerns fielded during the first half-year of operation for a new threat reporting system that covers Pennsylvania schools.
August 5, 2019 – AP
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has issued an emergency declaration after malware attacks against three school systems in the state have been detected.
July 29, 2019 – AP
Smartphones are replacing scissors in the decades-old Box Tops for Education program that raises money for schools through food purchases.
July 24, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune
Teenagers face a wealth of confusing, conflicting new emotions, compounded by evolving sexuality, school-day drama and the task of navigating love and relationships for the first time. And it comes with growing pains—like the steep consequences of “sexting” and sharing racy pictures.
July 22, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune
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July 17, 2019 – Education Week
Flawed and outdated data systems frustrate policymakers and budget hawks alike when it comes to tracking and making the case for education funding.
July 17, 2019 – Education Week
School safety, student data privacy, and the charter sector all drew significant attention in this year’s legislative sessions, most of which have now wrapped up.
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