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StudentsFirstNY Executive Director, Jenny Sedlis, released the following statement today on the Supreme Court of New York's decision on the InBloom student data portal

In a major victory for the State Education Department, Judge Breslin of New York's Supreme Court ruled in favor of Commissioner John King and against anti-data activists on every single count, asserting that Commissioner King followed all applicable laws and instituted all of the necessary protections on student data.

"In a major victory for the State Education Department, Judge Breslin of New York's Supreme Court ruled in favor of Commissioner John King and against anti-data activists on every single count, asserting that Commissioner King followed all applicable laws and instituted all of the necessary protections on student data. Anti-data activists had tried to prevent the State from collecting appropriate student data, but the court ruled that the State actually has 'more statutory controls on the release of information' and would safeguard the data better than local districts. Judge Breslin's decision should establish once and for all that Commissioner King is properly safeguarding student data and the portal will be able to proceed as planned so that parents, educators, and administrators can have access to crucial information about student performance."

Read the Supreme Court of New York's decision on the InBloom student data portal here.

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