Oct 192015
 
 October 19, 2015  Youth & Schools

Benjamin Herold reports:

The struggle to protect students’ privacy while making use of the data collected on them in school has for years been focused on the role of outside companies.

But while that debate has raged in Congress and statehouses across the country, K-12 school systems in more than a dozen cities and counties have quietly begun linking children’s educational records with data from other government agencies, covering everything from children’s mental-health status to their history of child-welfare placements and their involvement in the juvenile-justice system.

Read more on Education Week. And do read a related article, Why K-12 Data-Privacy Training Needs to Improve.

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