FOIA update: Virginia teachers seek change on test data law

Virginia teachers will seek new assurances in the coming legislative session that the class-by-class student test scores used in teacher evaluations aren't released to the public.

The Virginia Education Association also will push for a change in state law to ensure teachers are given notice when anyone requests information from their personnel files, the group's attorney told the state's Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council Wednesday.

School systems don't have to release this data under Virginia law, but teachers want a chance to weigh in before that decision's made, VEA attorney Dena Rosenkrantz said. Continue….