Apr 20, 2013
The Daily Advertiser
Student info pulled from database
Louisiana Department of Education Superintendent John White says he is withdrawing Louisiana student information from a nonprofit database, inBloom, just two days after he assured Board of Elementary and Secondary Education members that the data was safe and could not be distributed without department approval.
Discussion of student databases stirs lively debate at BESE meeting
The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education on Wednesday approved a proposal to issue schools two letter grades this year to aid in the transition to a new grading system that will base part of school performance scores on ACT test results.
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