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3 Conversations Parents May Not Think To Have -- But Need To Have--With Their College-Bound Teen

Hélène Tragos Stelian | Posted 08.01.2016 | College
Hélène Tragos Stelian

It is best for parents and students to educate themselves about these issues and to have open and honest conversations BEFORE the students leave. 1. ...

Why Colleges Hide Behind This One Privacy Law All The Time

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.26.2017 | Politics

When Jacob Rooksby speaks at education conferences about student privacy rights, he starts off with a couple questions for the audience. "I start with...

Why Details Of A High-Profile Montana Campus Rape Case Are Still A Mystery

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.02.2017 | Politics

The Montana Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments from author Jon Krakauer and officials of the state's higher education system on April 2...

Back Away From Students' Medical Records, Feds Warn Colleges

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.19.2015 | College

A college facing off against a student in court should generally refrain from accessing that student's medical records without a court order or writte...

University Of Kansas Under More Scrutiny On Sexual Assault Cases

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.13.2015 | College

The University of Kansas is under more federal scrutiny than previously realized, with two simultaneous investigations underway into how one woman's s...

Students: The One Group Missing From Student Data Privacy Laws and Bills

Larry Magid | Posted 05.26.2016 | Technology
Larry Magid

If you read the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) or the proposed bills, including the Student Digital Privacy and Parental Rights Act of 2015, proposed by Representatives Luke Messer (R-IN) and Jared Polis (D-CO), they are all about parental rights, but they only empower students once they turn 18.

How To See Exactly What Admissions Offices Think About You

College Candy | Posted 01.20.2015 | College

Want to know what your university thought about you? It’s kind of terrifying, like if there was a Lulu for ladies… but at the same time, aren’t ...

Tyler Kingkade

If Colleges Want To Regain Trust On Sexual Assault, 'It Starts With Transparency' | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.05.2015 | College

It's a new year, but not a new problem -- and one that's not likely to go away. Mounting concerns about how colleges and universities respond to re...

7 Survival Tips for Parents of College Kids

Barbara Dehn | Posted 08.25.2014 | Parents
Barbara Dehn

If you haven't already, now's the time to help your child start to learn how to budget and manage their money. It doesn't matter how much or how little you have; teaching them how to live within their means is an invaluable skill.

Google Apps for Education Behind the Screens

Sue Scheff | Posted 07.12.2014 | Parents
Sue Scheff

We should commend Google for their apparent change of heart on the commercialization of our kids. But lingering questions still exist, especially those raised by privacy experts: what took Google so long and what is going to happen with the data Google has been collecting for the past seven years?

Is Student Data Safe?

stateline | Adrienne Lu | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline, where it was originally published. In Kentucky, parents, educators and policy makers can track how ma...

Tyler Kingkade

Ivy League University Refuses To Say How Many Students Were Punished For Sexual Assaults | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.26.2013 | College

NEW YORK -- Columbia University is not disclosing the number of students found responsible for sexual misconduct and sexual assault, and how they were...

Police Release Protect Alleged Sex Tape Criminal's Identity, Release Victim's Name

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.28.2013 | College

Oklahoma State University police released the name and personal information of a woman who reported she was the victim of a secret sex tape, while red...

Ohio State Makes Announcement On Steubenville Rape Video Student

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.07.2013 | College

Michael Nodianos, the teenager seen joking about a 16-year-old's rape in a widely circulated video, is no longer a student at The Ohio State Universit...

Congress Passes Key Foster Care Education Bill

Daniel Heimpel | Posted 03.04.2013 | Impact
Daniel Heimpel

If signed by the president, Uninterrupted Scholars will amend the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) to allow child welfare agencies access to foster student records.

Educational Institutions and Cloud Computing: A Roadmap of Responsibilities

Daniel J. Solove | Posted 01.18.2013 | Technology
Daniel J. Solove

Increasingly, educational institutions and state entities handling student data are hiring outside companies to perform cloud computing functions related to managing personal information.

Zimmerman's Attorneys Want Trayvon Martin's School Records

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 12.19.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee Attorneys for George Zimmerman, the man charged with the second-degree murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Feburary of this year, a...

The Power of Foster Care Politics

Daniel Heimpel | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics
Daniel Heimpel

While the nation bemoans a "gridlocked" Congress and Comedy Central's Messrs. Stewart and Colbert aptly ridicule both presidential candidates for a disregard of specificity on one hand and hubris on the other, I have borne witness to a very different vision of our elected leadership.

Help Me Help You: An Open Letter to Parents/Family Members

Ken Schneck, PhD | Posted 09.30.2012 | College
Ken Schneck, PhD

You and I need to work on our phone conversations. If I may, here are some suggestions on the opening lines with which you habitually call me and how we can tweak them.

The Social Network That Ate Orientation...Thanks, Facebook!

Ken Schneck, PhD | Posted 09.22.2012 | College
Ken Schneck, PhD

The fatal flaw in my Facebook rebellion was found where it is always can be found: the students. Turns out, my aversion to using Facebook professionally didn't stop students from going there. In droves.

Student Privacy in Peril: Massive Data Gathering With Inadequate Privacy and Security

Daniel J. Solove | Posted 12.19.2011 | Education
Daniel J. Solove

One thing is for certain: the Department of Education's mishandling of personal student financial data in this latest data breach proves that we should be wary of how the Department will utilize this type of data in the future.

LCCC's Misuse of FERPA Unprecedented

Adam Goldstein | Posted 08.16.2012 | College
Adam Goldstein

The prior restraint a Wyoming judge placed on two newspapers was lifted today, which is great; but the institution that abused student privacy law to ...

Campus Disciplinary Process the Wrong Place to Punish Violent Crime

Adam Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Adam Goldstein

I don't know where you go to college, but I'm going to guess the college has an internal disciplinary process that is designed to punish things like p...

So, Your Child Is Going Off to College... Drinking, Drugs, Depression and Dealing With Colleges and Universities

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Mental illnesses, including alcohol and drug abuse, are the conditions that arise and may affect your child as he takes on the developmental steps of leaving home to go off to school.