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January 2015 Archives

The laws that may affect Florida students' privacy in 2015

As an educator, you have a responsibility to your students that includes keeping their information safe to the best of your ability. You need to keep their privacy respected, and collecting the wrong information can put you at risk of being charged with a crime. One thing you may be interested in knowing about is how the United States is aiming to tighten laws on data hacking and student privacy, so school-aged kids can feel more secure.

25-year-old teacher faces sex offense charge in Florida

Imagine being a young teacher, only a few years older than the students you're teaching. Now, put yourself in a position where you're being accused of committing sexual acts with a student that wasn't 18 yet. That's the position this woman has found herself in, and now she needs to defend herself against the charges to protect her job and her future.

Charter schools could face punishment in Florida for breaking law

Here's an interesting topic you may not know much about: Florida charter schools and transparency laws. Within Florida, there are laws that make it a requirement to keep school information transparent. That means that by law, charter schools have to post financial, governance and academic information. This data allows others to see how the school is funded and how the students are doing academically, but for some reason, many schools in Florida are not posting this information.