According to this article, the USDOE is so understaffed that there are some backlogged, unaddressed complaints that are over two years old.
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 op-ed criticizes the testimony of several health practitioners who testified in front of the White House School Safety Commission.
This news article explains how a judge has ordered the release of several years of student test scores with student names in order to assist a teacher who was fired for being ineffective to bring a case challenging her termination.
- When a judge orders FERPA to be violated, how do LEAs frame a response?