Schools official mistakenly leaks student data in PowerPoint document

Donna St. George reports:

When the chief technology officer for Montgomery County schools gave a talk at a conference in Missouri a few years ago, he used a PowerPoint presentation that mistakenly included the names and photos of 16 Bethesda kindergartners, along with phone numbers.

It also listed the names, student identification numbers and reading scores of 145 Germantown fourth-graders.

The confidential student information got another audience at a conference in Alabama and was uploaded on a federal government Web site. The presentation was quickly removed after a parent alerted school system officials that it was online in March.

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