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After creating fake Instagram account, expelled student sues

October 21, 2014 by Claire Knight

After being expelled for posting a nude photo of a classmate, a Mississippi student has filed suit, alleging the district violated his rights. 

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Social media policies: 10 rules to follow

October 14, 2014 by Claire Knight

Far too many educators have gotten in trouble with social media. Here’s what schools and colleges can do to make sure their social media policies are up to snuff.

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Twitter, Yik Yak and online chat rooms: Recent threats

October 13, 2014 by Claire Knight

Law enforcement thwarted these three recent online threats before students were injured at school.

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After layoff, IT supervisor files age bias suit

October 2, 2014 by Claire Knight

Especially given the still-sluggish job market, laid-off employees are liable to go to court to fight to get the job back – or to get more money to compensate them for the loss.

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School on the hot seat after ‘rape bait’ plan fails

September 29, 2014 by Claire Knight

An online petition is calling for the terminations of Alabama school officials who were aware of, but didn’t intervene in a “bait” plan that led to a student rape at school.

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Online, but off-campus: Sexting victim reports problem to teacher

September 24, 2014 by Claire Knight

A teacher was notified that one of her students forwarded inappropriate photos of two classmates. When the student was suspended, her father sued. How the did court rule?

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Lovers’ quarrel on social media leads to lawsuit

September 17, 2014 by Claire Knight

In recent months, a lot of attention has been paid to making sure colleges and universities respond properly to allegations of sexual misconduct by students.

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ACLU: Social media policy violates speech rights

September 16, 2014 by Claire Knight

Scappoose School District has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by the Oregon chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

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Employee’s email falsely claims sexual harassment

September 9, 2014 by Claire Knight

Disability bias claims can go forward against three public university administrators, a Louisiana federal judge has decided.

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Feds release new data sharing guidance

September 2, 2014 by Claire Knight

With all of the recent focus on student data and privacy, it’s no surprise that the feds have issued new guidance.

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