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State Assembly approves increased security for school records

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - School records for Wisconsin students would be more secure, under a bill passed by the state Assembly Thursday night.

The vote was 57-37 to send the measure to the Senate.

The Department of Public Instruction would have to post online the types of information which are collected on students, and come up with a plan for keeping it secure. Also, the DPI could not share individual student data with the federal government -- and school district vendors could not disclose student records, except as specified in their school contracts.

Hartford Republican Don Pridemore proposed the measure. He said it was spurred by testimony at recent hearings on the Common Core academic standards. He said concerns were raised about student data being funneled to Washington.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)