Category Archives: inBloom

Two of the three New York Dem candidates for mayor would fight against giving kids’ records to private companies #stopcommoncore

Daily News - At least two of the three leading Democratic mayoral candidates are set to nix plans for handing sensitive student data, including test scores and discipline records, to private companies. The move against the $100 million inBloom project … Continue reading

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Common Core: What’s in It for Bill Gates? #commoncore

American Thinker - Why has Bill Gates spent millions of dollars to develop, promote, and fund the establishment of Common Core standards and testing in U.S. public schools? To set the record straight, Common Core is not about “core knowledge” but rather … Continue reading

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Classroom Dashboard Draws Questions From JeffCo Parents

Note:  Bloomington-Normal parents, you have the same pilot program in your school.  Please contact us if you have asked questions or received answers about the inBloom database management system in your schools. LITTLETON, Colo. (CBS4) – The state’s largest school district is embarking … Continue reading

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inBloom’s actual Dear John Letter to John White: (It’s not me, it’s you)

Crazy Crawfish’s Blog - Sometimes life hands you stories that are simply better than any cheap fiction you can pick up from a newsstand or checkout line. Take for example this on-again-off-again “data sharing” relationship between Iwan Streicheicenberger, CEO of … Continue reading

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InBloom Educational Data Warehouse Wilts Under Scrutiny

Information Week - David F. Carr InBloom, the non-profit cloud service for educational data analytics, was in full flower when it launched at the South by Southwest Education event in March, but these days the bloom is off the rose. … Continue reading

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InBloom is wilting thanks to privacy concerns–but they don’t stop with InBloom

The Hetchinger Report - In my first post for this blog I covered the splashy debut ofInBloom at the SXSWEdu conference in Texas in March. I noted that it’s tough to explain exactly what the company does (essentially, they provide the infrastructure for … Continue reading

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Your child’s data is stored in the cloud #stopcommoncore

CNN Money (New York) -   Your child’s school knows just about everything about your kid. Now, many school districts are storing all that information in the cloud.   Non-profit inBloom offers an Internet database service that allows schools to store, track … Continue reading

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Improving K-12 education with shared data and open APIs

Note:  This post is for the tech curious among us.  It explains in more detail the programming logic behind inBloom - the Bill Gates funded company which school districts are contracting with to provides data storage and an internet portal (API).  Computerized … Continue reading

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A message on the privacy debate

Explorer News - by Dave Safier The country is having an important debate about how much of our personal information the government should collect. The privacy issue is making for strange political bedfellows, with people on the left and right … Continue reading

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BESE to review student data storage and sharing

San Francisco Chronicle - BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s top education board is reviewing how the stateDepartment of Education stores and shares public school student data. The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education agreed Wednesday to create a task force looking at the … Continue reading

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