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Student data: New guidance from the feds


August 14, 2014 by Claire Knight

Heads up: The U.S. Department of Education has announced new guidance for schools and districts on student data.

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Parents claim bullying video led to son’s suicide


August 11, 2014 by Claire Knight

Parents of a student who committed suicide said the school overlooked bullying — and that caused their son’s death. How did the court weigh in?

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CIPA report: Over-filtering is common in schools


August 7, 2014 by Claire Knight

Schools and libraries may over-filter websites on the Internet, effectively blocking “access to legitimate educational resources while often failing to block the images proscribed by the law.” 

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Legal matters on campus: 4 recent issues


August 4, 2014 by Claire Knight

As the new school year starts, legal issues are already popping up. Here’s the latest:

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Student sues over iPod search: Did school win?


July 30, 2014 by Claire Knight

Let’s face it: Sometimes students’ tech gadgets are stolen at school. How a school handles it can cause legal headaches. Here’s how one school avoided a costly trial. 

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Here’s a new, no-cost tool for Clery Act guidance


July 29, 2014 by Claire Knight

Confused about the new Violence Against Women Act’s (VAWA) amendments to the Clery Act? Here’s help: 

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University will face disability discrimination trial


July 24, 2014 by Claire Knight

A tenure-track assistant professor asked for accommodations — such as teaching only online classes — for her disability. Was that a reasonable request?

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Caught on camera: Teens’ dating spat in stairwell leads to arrest


July 23, 2014 by Claire Knight

Veteran school officials are well-versed in handling students’ dating drama. Here’s yet another argument for installing surveillance cameras in schools.

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Does school have to share faculty email in court?


July 16, 2014 by Claire Knight

A New Jersey appeals court has overturned a trial judge’s evidence call.

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Former student criminally convicted for sex videos


July 15, 2014 by Claire Knight

In a groundbreaking decision, a New York appeals court has affirmed the state’s unlawful surveillance statute can be used to criminally punish a former student for secretly recording consensual sex acts.

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