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Are Emails, Texts, Tweets, And Other Digital Communications Student Records Under FERPA And State Law?

As schools increase the use of technology to communicate with and about students, questions arise about the intersection between the data created and student records laws, such as the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy...more

TechCon 2012 Recap: Should Schools Let Teachers Use Social Media in the Classroom?

Another hot topic that came up at our TechCon 2012 presentation on social media policies (which I blogged about earlier this month) is whether to allow teachers to use social media in the classroom. ...more

Are Your Students’ Parents “Friending” Teachers?

A recent @IlPrincipals tweet identified an interesting USA Today article: “Should parents ‘friend’ their child’s teacher?” At this time of year when social media policies, procedures and guidelines are being reviewed across...more

The Importance Of Accurate Time/Hours Records In The Social Media Age

Just because it’s that I-Can’t-Believe-There’s-One-Week-Left-In-August time of year, doesn’t mean there isn’t some fun and exciting law coming down the pike. An important decision was issued this month by the Second Circuit...more

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