Remote learning apps used in schools tracked kids’ data without their knowledge, report says
A teacher at Yung Wing School P.S. 124 wears a mask and teaches remotely from her classroom on Sept. 24, 2020, in New York. - Michael Loccisano/Getty Images North America/TNS

When the coronavirus pandemic upended traditional methods of delivering education, school districts across the country and the globe turned to online learning platforms. It was a quick pivot. Miami-Dade County Schools, for example, switched from in-person learning to fully remote learning in a two-week time frame that overlapped with spring break, offering what many thought would be a temporary fix. But many of the same platforms used to support teaching during what turned out to be nearly two years of at-home learning tracked students without their knowledge and shared that data with big tech...