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Utah lawmakers approve creating online ‘backpacks’ of student data

Utah lawmakers approve creating online ‘backpacks’ of student data

by Lisa Schencker
The Salt Lake Tribune

Published Mar 13, 2013 12:20PM MDT

Parents are likely to soon be able to find all of their kids’ student achievement data online, in one place, now that the full Legislature has passed SB82.
The bill earned final passage after the House narrowly approved it Wednesday, by a vote of 38-35, after some lawmakers criticized it as an unnecessary expense. At a cost of $250,000, the bill would create a cloud-based student achievement “backpack,” allowing teachers and parents to access all of a student’s information across all their years...

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