Check out this blog article about using social media in the classroom. (Disclosure – article was written by the author of this blog.)
Moodle has documented their new privacy tools and GDPR compliance in this news release.
The school claims there is more to the issue. However, due to “data privacy reasons” the school is unable to release any details that would either vindicate their actions, or give more information about the incident. Here is a link to the message the principal sent to families about the social media posts and the incident. In the letter the principal states that no students are barred from using any restroom at the school.
There are videos of the incident in each of the CBS articles.
Corinne Lestch of EDSCOOP wrote this article about the Lockport, NY City School District’s plan to purchase a facial surveillance system. The New York Department of Education asked questions about privacy and student data before approval was considered.
This article documents a French private school’s requirement that students wear bluetooth enabled location trackers during the school day.
The Fairfax County School Board, the tenth largest school district in the nation, approved a new school resource officer Memorandum of Understanding. Highlights from the Fairfax Schools website:
The revised MOU includes the following changes to the previous agreement:
Establishes a clear division between the role of the SRO in criminal matters and FCPS administrative staff on student discipline matters.
Clarifies that SROs are not involved in determining student discipline under the FCPS Student Rights and Responsibilities regulation.
Establishes that SROs shall not be involved with the enforcement of school rules or disciplinary infractions that are not violations of law.
Removes “stop and frisk” from the MOU.
Adds SRO training focused on implicit bias, disability awareness, crisis intervention training, restorative justice techniques, and cultural competency.
This op-ed criticizes the testimony of several health practitioners who testified in front of the White House School Safety Commission.