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    Filed at 12:24 pm under by dcobranchi

    All I could think of when I saw this story was “The Omen.”

    A new identification system will track the academic progress of each public-school student in Rhode Island from elementary school through high school — even if they move from district to district.

    The 10-digit number, called a universal student identifier, will allow districts to follow the performance of all students, including transient ones, many of whom have traditionally fallen through the cracks.

    2 Responses to “666”

    Comment by
    August 21st, 2004
    at 6:13 pm

    Now that is scary!

    Comment by
    J Aron
    August 22nd, 2004
    at 11:06 am

    There are news stories of this going on all over the country – the national homeschool boards have recently been abuzz with this..

    The state of Florida implemented and has in full use a complete data
    base of student information. The data base includes information on student demographics, student course information, disciplinary records,attendence information and numerous distict data groups.

    Rhode Island Story projo....5.html

    National article NII: The Dark Side in Washington State
    Big Brother Goes On Line
    Web of Databases Woven Without Public Knowledge Could
    Determine Our Communications Future
    Here’s a link to the NCES
    Guide to building an Automated Student Record System.

    You can find the elements
    they could collect in this pdf: nces.e...dffind the data