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fyi re student graded papers


From: Judy Nagel (jdnag_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Mar 04 2002 - 10:37:48 PST

hi all...i thought this might interest you. judy

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Peer Grading In Schools Doesn't Violate Federal Privacy Law
The Supreme Court yesterday overturned a 1998 case that originated when Oklahoma parent Kristja J. Falvo filed a lawsuit alleging her son was embarrassed when other students learned about his grades. Falvo's lawyers had successfully argued that graded papers are private "education records" to be maintained by administrators. However, the new court decision says student-graded papers don't fall under the same definition. The Washington Post (2/20), The New York Times (free registration) (2/20)