"InBloom" Data-Sharing Causes Controversy in Colorado Schools

FOR THEIR EYES ONLY: Nonprofit data management software, InBloom, gets called out in this recent New York Times discussion of arguments around aggregated student data. The article follows the story of Cynthia Stevenson, a superintendent in Colorado, as she navigates the uneasy waters of data storage and sharing. While Stevenson supports the use of InBloom, several parents, school board members, and privacy lawyers strongly oppose the plan, fearing the lack of "safeguards for the amount of data collected and transmitted from schools to private companies.”

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