Michelle Goldchain reports:
A new report card that rates states on their efforts to protect student-data privacy was released by advocacy groups this week, but an independent privacy group said those ratings don’t reflect the range of legislation and efforts being made to keep student data safe.
The Parent Coalition for Student Privacy and the Network for Public Education issued a report Wednesday that analyzes the thoroughness and quality of student-data privacy laws passed in the U.S. in the past five years. The goal of The State Student Privacy Report Card is to help parents, advocates, and legislators untangle the complicated web of state student-data privacy laws across the country, according to the two groups, which say the report is the first of its kind.
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