New York's Highest Court Upholds Statewide Student Database

By News 8

Published 02/10 2014 11:51AM

Updated 02/10 2014 01:28PM

New York's Supreme Court is standing by a controversial database that would store information of students statewide. 

A judge in Albany ruled that the state's proposed use of a cloud-based system was justified. The state teamed up with a company called "inBloom" late last year after receiving a grant from the federal government. The State Department of Education plans to work with inBloom to build a state database with information from every student in the school system. Parents in New York City challenged the proposal, fearing their children's information could fall into the wrong hands. 

The development of the database remains stalled until the Department of Education can meet with state legislators to sort through cyber-security concerns. 

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