Assembly grills education department on student-data privacy

Friday, November 22, 2013

The state Assembly on Wednesday criticized plans to create a statewide website to store students' test scores and make the information available to parents.

The furor across New York about the state's use of inBloom, an Atlanta-based technology company, to aggregate student data boiled over at the daylong hearing.

Assembly members spent two hours questioning Education Commissioner John King about potential security breaches in the system. New York City parents are suing to block the data from being released, and districts are dropping out of the program, forsaking federal aid.

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