Tuesday, January 06, 2004

USATODAY.com - Webcams keep suspended students on track: "Cameras record every minute of Beverly Pearson's day as a high school English teacher. When she strides to the blackboard, a lens swivels to track her movements. A microphone captures each word.

It's all piped electronically to a nearby building at Coffeeville High School where students stuck in suspension can follow Pearson's lesson on the Internet.

The Web-based approach at this Mississippi high school is the latest twist in school discipline. As public schools face greater pressure to improve academic performance, educators are looking for new ways to punish students for bad behavior while ensuring that they don't miss a minute of instruction. And despite concerns raised by privacy advocates, the Coffeeville experiment seems poised to spread to other schools."
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