Jul 142011
 
 July 14, 2011  Court, Laws, Youth & Schools

Antonio Olivo reports:

The University of Illinois on Wednesday filed its opening brief in an appeal to a federal court ruling that a privacy law governing financial aid does not bar the school from releasing information about hundreds of well-connected college applicants.

In an ongoing legal dispute that stems from the Tribune’s 2009 “Clout Goes to College” investigation, U. of I. officials have argued that releasing grade-point averages, standardized test scores and other details about so-called Category I applicants would violate the federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, also known as FERPA.

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