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.
The New York Times ran this article about invitations that high school students received to attend an event called the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders. Many students received this invitation because they filled out a school-provided survey that the students believed would help them get scholarships for college.
- Should states require schools to have opt-in or opt-out options for such surveys? What are the benefits of each?
- Who should have to provide the opt-in/out, students or parents? What benefit is there to allowing students to choose to opt-in/out as opposed to parents? What concerns?
This article documents a Yale University research project that includes collecting the DNA of students.
- Is the value of information learned from DNA analysis of students worth the risks to the privacy of the students, especially since the majority are from minority populations that often subjected to privacy issues?
This op-ed criticizes the testimony of several health practitioners who testified in front of the White House School Safety Commission.
This Boston Globe article documents Boston’s difficulty in ensuring minority students have access to high quality schools.