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State Procedural Due Process Provisions for Out-of-School Suspensions MS Word PDF - In its 1975 ruling on Goss v. Lopez, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that students had a right to due process protections under the U.S. Constitution for out-of-school suspensions that were less than 10 days. This ECS Highlights document summarizes a recent study by Perry Zirkel and Mark Covelle that examined state laws in the wake of the Goss decision. (Kyle Zinth, Education Commission of the States, May 2010)...

Protecting Student Privacy While Using Online Educational Services: Requirements and Best Practices - Studentsí privacy protection guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Education sought to help schools and districts take advantage of rapidly evolving learning technology while not jeopardizing the privacy of students who use it. Explaining relevant laws and best practices, the advice is non-binding, but comes amidst an atmosphere of growing urgency over the issue with several state and federal legislators poised to introduce legislation. A baseline standard is that student information should only be used for educational purposes, not to sell snacks or video games. (Privacy Technical Assistance Center, February 2014)...

Forum Guide to the Privacy of Student Information: A Resource for Schools - This guide was written to help school and local education agency staff to better understand and apply FERPA, a federal law that protects privacy interests of parents and students in student education records.(National Center for Education Statistics, July 2006) ...


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