NYC Education Dept. bans widely-used online gradebook after security breach

The New York City Education Department is barring city public schools from continuing to contract with the company behind a widely-used online gradebook after the program suffered a major data breach that exposed the personal data of more than 800,000 students.

DOE officials had already raised some red flags about cybersecurity protocols at the California-based Illuminate Education, the company behind the widely-used Skedula and PupilPath platforms following the investigation of the January security breach, but hadn’t previously barred the product in city schools.