Advocates call on state to suspend special education project amid privacy concerns
AUSTIN — Two statewide education groups are demanding the Texas Education Agency suspend its $4 million contract with a data company analyzing the confidential records of students with disabilities.
Disability Rights Texas and the Texas Council of Administrators of Special Education asked the department to temporarily halt a project that examines Individual Education Plans (IEPS), which detail a student's disability, his or her education needs and how a school intends to meet those needs. IEPs often contain sensitive medical and psychological information.
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