InBloom implodes! Shutting down! Will DE Sec of ED Murphy resort to using an abacus to track student data?

Sun Sets on Controversial Student Data Project inBloom Monday, April 21, 2014 – 04:25 PM By YASMEEN KHAN

The non-profit corporation inBloom which sought to create a national repository of student data will shut down, following concerns raised by parents, school boards and elected officials over privacy and commercializing student information.

The company also cited New York’s recent mandate, included in the state budget, to halt its relationship with the controversial venture. New York was the most recent of several states around the country to do so.

“I have made the decision to wind down the organization over the coming months,” said Iwan Streichenberger, inBloom CEO, on the company’s website. “It wasn’t an easy decision, and the unavailability of this technology is a real missed opportunity for teachers and school districts seeking to improve student learning.”

2 responses to “InBloom implodes! Shutting down! Will DE Sec of ED Murphy resort to using an abacus to track student data?

  1. Greg MAZZOTTA

    There are several options for student data tracking with examples found in the Baldrige/Education recipients which can be found:
    http://www.nist.gov/baldrige/enter/education.cfm

    There are over 2500 high performing schools to learn from.

    The May education leadership conference call’s agenda will include
    insights on data systems; anyone interested in learning more?

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  2. Delaware was not an inBloom member…from an article in March 2013 “Kentucky, Georgia and Delaware – all initially listed as partners on the inBloom website – told Reuters that they never made a commitment and have no intention of participating.” http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/29/us-usa-education-database-idUSBRE94S0YU20130529

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