This article by Danny McDonald of the Boston Globe writes about city council proposals in Boston, Massachusetts. Among the privacy proposals was a measure that would define the kinds of information school officials could share with law enforcement.
Moodle has documented their new privacy tools and GDPR compliance in this news release.
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 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?