From an editorial on CitizensVoice:
Students might get more than they expect when their parents use smart-phone “apps” to improve communication with school districts and teachers, or when teachers use educational apps to enhance classroom instruction.
When the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette looked at apps used by 31 large Pennsylvania school systems, it found that just 11 had controls to ensure the privacy of student data.
It’s illegal in Pennsylvania to disclose information on individual students’ academic performance. But the problem with apps is that many of them collect data on students that can be sold to marketers.
Read the full editorial here.