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Fixing FERPA

Did you know that the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a student privacy law that has been around for nearly 50 years, was influenced by the rise of computers? Did you know that FERPA restricts educational apps from using student’s personally identifiable information for anything other than the educational purpose approved by the school? Did you know that, contrary to popular belief, FERPA is continuously and actively enforced by the U.S. Department of Education? Despite its continued applicability and relevance in today’s data-driven education landscape, FERPA is often criticized as outdated and insufficient. But the prevalence of inaccurate […]

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From Data Privacy to Discrimination: Examining the Legal Ramifications of AI in Schools

From Data Privacy to Discrimination: Examining the Legal Ramifications of AI in Schools April 2024 Morgan Sexton and Amelia Vance       CC BY-NC 4.0 Introduction The incorporation of artificial intelligence (AI) seems to be everywhere at the moment – and schools are no different! While using AI to improve systems and educational outcomes for students is an exciting prospect, it should be done carefully and with consideration for the legal landscape. AI in education is subject to a myriad of education, child privacy, consumer, and civil rights laws. We’ve created this brief to provide an overview of the

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