Has a clear understanding of data and science ever been so important to journalists? For a few weeks, I’ve been snagging links that I think might be helpful to student journalists. It’s not exhaustive, but it’s a good place to start when you need to point your students or student newsroom in a reliable direction….
FERPA, Virginia’s FOIA at odds when it comes to sex crimes, violence on campus
Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act prevents universities from disclosing information about students found responsible for sex crimes and violence even though the federal law meant to protect student privacy explicitly tells schools to make that information public.
The federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA, says the name of a student found responsible for a crime of violence or nonforcible sex offense is a public record along with the violation and the sanction.