Ashley Hupfl reports:
The company tapped to create the controversial student-data portal in New York testified Friday that the information would be secure, addressing concerns raised by teachers, parents and lawmakers.
InBloom Inc., based in Atlanta, is the nonprofit third-party vendor hired by the state Department of Education to create the EngageNY portal. The portal will store student information such as demographics, out-of-school suspension records, grades, parental contacts and state assessment scores.
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