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NJ SPOTLIGHT - HOW SECURE IS STUDENT PRIVACY AS MORE LEARNING AND TESTING GO ONLINE? Experts gather to talk about how NJ stacks up when it comes to safety of students’ private information   ‘…the student-privacy landscape is changing further still as computer devices and instructional software are becoming ubiquitous in classrooms across the state, raising more questions about the safety of children and their information online. The state’s annual School Law Conference – a gathering of more than 100 school attorneys -- took up the issue this week, with a discussion on what protections already exist and how New Jersey stacks up in terms of its policies and practices…

http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/16/02/25/how-secure-is-student-privacy-as-more-learning-and-testing-go-online/

JOHN MOONEY | FEBRUARY 26, 2016

 

NY Times - Closely Watched Fight Over California Teacher Tenure Moves to Appeals Court

LOS ANGELES — A fierce battle over the future of teacher tenure in California moved to an appeals court here on Thursday. Lawyers for student plaintiffs argued that the state’s ironclad job protections for teachers deprived students of a quality education, while teachers unions and the state said the system helped recruit and retain teachers.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/26/us/closely-watched-fight-over-california-teacher-tenure-moves-to-appeals-court.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Feducation&action=click&contentCollection=education&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront&_r=0

IAN LOVETT and MOTOKO RICH | FEBRUARY  25, 2016