The River Forest School District 90 has declined to participate in a controversial data collection program involving infants.
The Sun Times reports:
The River Forest School District 90 board has declined participate in the first round of a data collection project by the Oak Park-based Collaboration for Early Childhood Education and Chicago-based Erickson Institute.
District officials said they will see how things go with the inaugural data collection and may join next year.
The data collection is part of an ambitious program, considered unique in the nation, to track and provide services to Oak Park youngsters from infancy through high school to improve their education outcomes.
The newspaper doesn’t elaborate exactly what data would be collected, who would have access to it or how it would be used.