[caption id="attachment_25658" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="The law states that school districts must monitor employee-student communication."]The law states that school districts must monitor employee-student communication.[/caption]

Beginning next month, Louisiana public schools will be required to document all electronic communication that occurs between teachers and students. The new law will even require tracking exchanges initiated by students to teachers via personal devices the schools don't own.

This first-of-its-kind state law is intended to improve student safety by holding educators accountable for teacher-student communication, but many educators fear it will have a chilling effect on such communication outside...

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