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Student Database Project To Move Forward

STUDENT PRIVACY—U.S.

December 14, 2011

Though previously halted due to privacy concerns, a project to build a database on students is moving forward. The database aims to connect New York to several states and allow educators to share student data--from transcripts to test answers--among other resources, reports The Wall Street Journal. New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli halted the project last summer, citing student privacy. The state's contract with Wireless Generation--which would build the project's framework--could grant the company access to the student data if the system needed maintenance or upgrades. But the New York Board of Regents has authorized the Education Department to hire at least one company to implement the project. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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