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- U.S. Supreme Court Reminds Employers to Update E-Communication Privacy Policies: On June 17, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously upheld the legality of the Ontario, California Police Department's audit of police Sgt. Jeff Quon's text messages on his department-issued pager, in City of Ontario v. Quon. Declining to issue a broad holding on employee privacy rights in electronic communications, the Court decided the case on the narrow point that, even assuming that Quon had a reasonable expectation of privacy in his text messages, the search was reasonable because it was motivated by a legitimate work-related purpose and was not excessive in scope. Click here to read the full story.
- Pandemic Planning Materials from the CDC: The Centers for Disease Control have issued a report entitled Interim Pre-pandemic Planning Guidance. The report focuses on steps that states and communities can take to mitigate the impact of a pandemic. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has also recently come forward with a helpful planning document, Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for an Influenza Pandemic.
- Independent Teacher: The eJournal for Independent School Educators: Click here to be directed to the Independent Teacher: The eJournal for Independent School Educators website. Independent Teacher is an electronic journal that publishes articles on curriculum and pedagogy, across all grades and disciplines, of particular interest to independent school teachers. The goal of the journal is to be a forum in which educators can share and discuss ideas and methods. Two issues are published each year.