Minden Press-Herald

Sep 21st

Student privacy bill advances to House for debate

BATON ROUGE — A compromise proposal to limit how the state handles public school student data received the backing Wednesday of the House Education Committee, a week after lawmakers couldn't reach a consensus on what restrictions to enact.

Rep. John Schroder, the bill's sponsor, huddled with the state education department to work out details and brought a revised version to lawmakers after concerns were raised that his initial proposal went too far and could jeopardize billions in federal education funding.

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