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Lower Merion School District

Judges Should Stop Giving Deference to School Officials

Adam Goldstein | Posted 02.11.2012 | Education
Adam Goldstein

It is time to end this bizarre practice that assumes judges who are competent to decide whether a man lives or dies for his crimes are incompetent to decide whether a school administrator crossed a line in a strip-search.

District Sued For Using Webcams To Spy On Students

AP | Posted 12.09.2011 | Education

PHILADELPHIA -- A suburban Philadelphia school district that paid more than $600,000 to settle allegations it used laptop webcams to spy on students i...

Student Sues District For Distress Caused By Being Spied On Through Laptop Webcam

AP | Posted 08.08.2011 | Education

PHILADELPHIA — A former suburban Philadelphia high school student was "humiliated and severely emotionally distressed" by seeing photos and scre...

Black Children Wrongfully Classified As Special Education Students, Parents Sue School District

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

More than three years ago, parents and students in suburban Philadelphia filed suit against their school district for classifying black children as sp...

School Charged With Spying On Students Through Webcams Settles Lawsuits

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Philadelphia-area school district has agreed to pay $610,000 to settle two lawsuits over secret photos taken on school-issued l...

Word After Word After Word

Ru Freeman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Ru Freeman

If National Novel Writing Month turns my good friend from the medical field into writing, so be it. Just say it well, work hard, revise and you will find that there is room for us all. And while you are at it, read.

Feds: No Charges In School Latop-Spying Case

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

PHILADELPHIA — No criminal charges will be filed against a suburban Philadelphia school district that secretly snapped tens of thousands of webc...

School Snapped Photos Of Students 56,000 images on student laptops

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

PHILADELPHIA — A suburban school district secretly captured at least 56,000 webcam photographs and screen shots from laptops issued to high scho...

School Webcam Spying Probe Prompts Lower Merion To Place Two On Paid Leave

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

PHILADELPHIA — Two information-technology workers at a suburban Philadelphia school district that secretly activated webcams on students' school...

Schools Must Stop Spying on Students : MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer February 24, 2010

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

As the Comcast-NBCU merger nears approval, Senator Al Franken of Minnesota is calling for Comcast to continue to make NBC programs available for fre...

New Twists in School Webcam Spy Case

Larry Magid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

The family of a 15-year-old boy filed a lawsuit against a school near Philadelphia, alleging that the school district activated the Webcam in the his school-issued MacBook to photograph him at home.

School Spied On Students Via Laptop Webcams, Suit Alleges

AP | By MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

UPDATE 2/19/2010 6:14 PM ET: The Associated Press reports that the FBI is investigating the Lower Merion School District over allegations that a high ...

School issued laptop: Good. Webcam spying: Very bad

Larry Magid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

It's an unbelievable story. A suburban Philadelphia school district is being sued in federal court for allegedly using webcams to spy on students and...