Redaction for Education
A Short History on Redaction
Redaction is a basic form of editing and can be applied in a variety of contexts. On the one hand, redaction is combining texts and slightly altering it to create a single document ready to be released to the reader. It is a term used to describe the removal of specific data or content held back for security or privacy reasons.
School Reopenings & Student Privacy
Coronavirus is changing the way schools operate, and there is a significant change in the learning environment. If there are recordings of students participating, communicating, or even giving demonstrations, then the information faces FERPA policies and heavy redaction from school administrators or other resources.
Protecting Students and Teachers in Special Education Classrooms
Many states are now regulating that surveillance cameras be used in special education areas because of the growing need of a non-biased form of communication for the students and staff. When special needs students are involved, if they are being harmed by another student or teacher, they may not have the ability to speak for themselves. In this way, the cameras can speak for them.
FERPA and Student Surveillance Systems
Having a quality video redaction system that many school administrators, teachers, IT personnel and more can be trained to use quickly and easily takes away the pressure from the administration regarding complying with FERPA, maintaining student’s private information, and also keeping their budgets for higher educational priorities.
Protecting Student Identity on School Bus Video Systems
When schools are faced with FOIA, legal, or other requests regarding students in school bus video, many times there is a defined amount of time for turnaround of the redacted video. Being able to meet FERPA guidelines, and being able to handle the job easily are extremely important. Using a quality video redaction system also means there is less room for human error, when even a single frame can be left out to affect the release of PII.