Ore. schools phase in Google Apps amid concerns about privacy

10/4/2011 | Oregonian (Portland), The

Close to 50 Oregon school districts are phasing in Google Apps for Education, a free program by which students can collaborate on projects from different computers and access their school work from anywhere with Internet access. However, some parents, who must give permission for their children to use the program, are concerned about student privacy. State officials say student information is only vulnerable if it's illegally hacked, but one district is limiting e-mail access for K-8 students, while another is opting out of Google's e-mail system altogether.

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