Nov 032021
 November 3, 2021  Posted by  Laws, U.S., Youth & Schools

Sneha Dey reports:

Online privacy advocates in recent years pushed Illinois lawmakers to force school districts to protect student data — but some Chicago Public Schools teachers say they were “blindsided” by the district’s enforcement of the law that’s led them to lose access to key programs used to teach thousands of students.


Among the software products that violate the law, CPS now says, are programs like, which is widely used in computer science classes, and Adobe applications used for artistic design and newspaper page layouts. That left has many high school newspapers unable to produce their print editions.

Also off limits is Scratch, software to create interactive stores, animations and games. CPS had partnered with the Scratch Foundation to hold family coding nights, among other events.

Read more on Chicago Sun-Times.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.