Will Sentell reports:
In the first debate that touched on the volatile issue of Common Core, a bid to tighten rules on the privacy of information about public school students hit a snag Wednesday.
The Louisiana House Education Committee spent three hours discussing a plan that would limit information that local school districts could send to the state Department of Education and others. Social Security numbers, date and place of birth, and mother’s maiden name would be off-limits.
The proposal, House Bill 946, also would impose curbs on student data storage, and require that newly created student identification numbers take the place of Social Security numbers.