Monday, March 4, 2013

So this is somewhat freaking me out...

That database that was part of Race to the Top? Read more about it here:
Federal officials say the database project complies with privacy laws. Schools do not need parental consent to share student records with any "school official" who has a "legitimate educational interest," according to the Department of Education. The department defines "school official" to include private companies hired by the school, so long as they use the data only for the purposes spelled out in their contracts.
Note that the Massachusetts PTO, FairTest, and the Mass chapter of the ACLU have protested Massachusetts' participation in this project.

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