Mar 292015

Jay Stanley of the ACLU writes: We’re starting to get questions about the use of body cameras by “school resource officers,” a.k.a. police officers stationed in schools. First of all, we don’t think that police officers should be routinely present in schools at all. Traditionally, police have not been involved [Read More…]

Mar 292015
 March 29, 2015  Laws, U.S., Youth & Schools No Responses »

At the beginning of the month, I had noted a situation involving the South Whidbey School District. The district had implemented a policy of naming, online, those who had requested public records. Parents were understandably upset that the district was including education records parents might request about their children under FERPA. [Read More…]

Mar 282015

Meghan McRoberts reports: A St. Lucie County teacher has been fired after a student used her cellphone to record a teacher bullying another student. The Samuel Gaines Academy student, 11-year-old- Brianna Cooper, is being praised by her peers. But, she’s still facing punishment from school leaders for recording the audio [Read More…]