Illinois schools mull seizing students’ social media passwords

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 in Technology No Comments

JOLIET, Ill. – An Illinois law approved in 2014 gives school officials the ability to demand social media passwords from students, but principals and others charged with taking action to protect students don’t seem inclined to use their new authority unless absolutely necessary.

Teacher’s online comment about student outrages community

By Jason on Friday, July 13th, 2012 in Commentary No Comments

By Ashleigh Costello BRADENTON, Fla. –  Parents are up in arms over a Florida school district’s decision to issue only a verbal warning to an elementary school teacher who described an 8-year-old student as “the evolutionary link between orangutans and humans” on Facebook.