An elaborate, $80 million public school data system that was supposed to be ready in September to allow New York City parents to see things like which courses their children need to graduate, or how their test scores compare with citywide averages, has been unavailable even to school principals so far--and 21 principals instead have turned to a program created at a Brooklyn high school to track progress, reports the New York Times. The status of the information system--known as ARIS, for Achievement Reporting and Innovation System, developed by IBM and a group of subcontractors--is touching a raw nerve as


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