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  • Editorial: A check on the monitors of social media

    Among the raft of bills Gov. Jerry Brown had to either veto or sign into law by Sept. 30 was one that was of particular interest to local school officials: AB 1442, which centers on student social-media privacy. The bill, introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) in January, received Brown’s blessing this week, and rightfully so. Going forward, all students’ posts on social media that have been collected by schools must be discarded within a year after a student leaves the district. Also, parents must be forewarned that their children’s posts on sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram are going to be monitored.
  • Social-media bill dealing with student activity signed into law

    Social-media bill dealing with student activity signed into law
    Students' public posts on social media collected by school officials must be discarded within a year after a student leaves the district and parents must be notified that school officials are analyzing social-media posts under a new law signed by Gov....

    Gatto's social media bill headed to a vote

    A state bill that sets social media-monitoring standards for schools is now heading to the full State Assembly for a vote. Introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake), AB 1442 passed with a 7-0 vote by the Assembly Education Committee. It...

    Read On: People need to stop with the 'selfies'

    Read On: People need to stop with the 'selfies'
    This is probably going to sound odd coming from a guy who has a giant picture of himself running with his column, but I don’t really get the whole “selfies” thing. If I could convince my editor not to run the photo of me, I would. I&...

    GCC instructor and family's reality TV show attracts viewers

    GCC instructor and family's reality TV show attracts viewers
    A Glendale Community College instructor and his wife, who have adopted six children, have turned the love and chaos of their family life into that most American of pursuits: reality television. High school sweethearts from Illinois, Ryun Hovind and...