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D.C. government office released students’ personal data to a reporter – Washington Post

dcogcadmin | March 27, 2015

The Office of the State Superintendent of Education notified parents this week that personal information about students was inadvertently sent to a reporter in February, education officials said.

District officials released an Excel file in response to a Freedom of Information Act inquiry from the Web site BuzzFeed, that included audited enrollment data about individual students and information about suspensions and expulsions.

Personal information was redacted, and the file was locked when it was sent, but education officials later realized that the file could be unlocked. [Read More]