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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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May 30, 2019 – Education Week
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