Colorado District Pulls Out of inBloom

BLOOM OR BUST: On November 7, the Jeffco school board in Colorado voted to end its partnership with inBloom, the non-profit overseeing a $100 million student data warehousing initiative funded by the Gates Foundation. This follows a series of contentious debates surrounding its deployment that caught the attention of the New York Times. This leaves the number of inBloom partners to districts in two states: New York (which has already uploaded data on 90% of public and charter school students) and Illinois. An inBloom spokesperson calls this "an unfortunate result of an ideological debate" over student privacy issues.

UPDATE: InBloom continues to get burned, but this time, by New York City. Today, it was reported that twelve angry NYC parents have launched a lawsuit to halt the inBloom program.

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