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 November 21, 2013  Youth & Schools

Parents nationwide are becoming more vocal about their concerns about student data being shared with vendors.

In Wyoming, Corey Morris reports:

The school board approved a resolution Monday regarding concerns with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

The resolution, drafted by board member Stefanie Bell, will be submitted to the Wyoming School Board Association during the annual conference Nov. 20-22.

The resolution calls for more transparency on behalf of the state regarding which entities receive student records.

Read more on Cody Enterprise.

In New York, the Smithtown School Board (Long Island) voted last week to return Race to the Top funds rather than send student data to state-approved data dashboards. Of course, that won’t stop the transfer of data to inBloom as New York State has dictatorially proclaimed that districts and parents cannot opt out of transfer to that database. A court challenge filed this month may be New York parents’ best hope of regaining control over their children’s information.

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