IL: Ousted Ogden Principal Exposed Private Student Info in New Data Breach

Matt Masterson reports:

Chicago Public Schools officials this week confirmed confidential student information has been improperly disclosed in yet another data breach, this time involving the recently removed principal of Ogden Elementary School.

CPS Chief Education Officer LaTanya McDade informed Ogden parents in a letter Thursday that former principal Michael Beyer improperly shared a Google Drive folder with files containing employee ratings and evaluations from last school year as well as identification numbers, grades, standardized test scores and the email addresses of numerous students.

“The disclosure of this information is unacceptable and prohibited by CPS policy and state and federal law,” McDade wrote in the letter.
The exposed information also contained students’ race and special education status.

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