Privacy/inBloom newsclips & resources in other states

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Privacy bill seeks to protect students as data shifts to the cloud

The Lowell Sun by Colleen Quinn

June 27, 2013


CPS Executive Director Marilyn Segal on Student Privacy

Citizens for Public Schools

June 27, 2013


Come the Data Collectors

Valley Advocate by Maureen Turner

May 29, 2013


Tread carefully, if at all, in sharing student data

The Boston Globe by Lynne Souter

May 28, 2013


First-grader, or cloud-based data stream?

The Boston Globe Opinion by Joanna Weiss

May 26, 2013

Alerts raised over Mass. plan to manage student data

Boston Globe by Hiawatha Bray

May 14, 2013


Protect Massachusetts Students’ Privacy Webpage

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Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood


Worcester School Committee cool to slots parlor proposal

Worcester Telegram by Jacqueline Reis

April 25, 2013


CCFC’s Josh Golin Testifies Against Massachusetts’ and Gates Foundation’s InBloom Initiative

March 27, 2013


Advocates Say State Program Could Compromise Student Privacy

Go Local Worcester by Adam Joseph Drici

March 26, 2013


Letter from MA privacy and parent advocacy groups

February 7, 2013

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In Colorado, a ‘Surreal’ Experience with inBloom and Angry Parents

Education Week by Benjamin Herold

March 4, 2014


inBloom Defeated in Colorado

The Inquisitr

November 26, 2013


Jeffco student data plans delayed

The Denver Post by Josie Klemaier

November 26, 2013


Parents Against Student Data-Mining Notch Victory in Colorado

The Blaze by Liz Klimas

November 15, 2013

CDE cuts its ties with inBloom data project

Education News Colorado by Todd Engdahl

November 13, 2013


Colorado District Pulls Out of inBloom


November 12, 2013


Morning Ed Scooplet: Gates Funded Database Loses Another Client

Politico by Stephanie Simon

November 8, 2013


Big news in fight against Common Core: InBloom-peddling Jefferson County CO superintendent resigns tonight; school board severs ties with inBloom

Michelle Malkin

November 7, 2013


School board votes to scrap inBloom

Columbine Courier by Daniel Laverty

November 7, 2013


Jeffco Schools face different future with new school board by Nelson Garcia

November 6, 2013


Concerns over inBloom aired at town hall

Columbine Courier by Daniel Laverty

November 5, 2013


Colorado Moms Push Back on Data Mining and ‘Big Business’ Moving Forward in Schools

The Blaze by Liz Klimas

October 17, 2013


Jeffco Schools split on data storage

Our Colorado News by Vic Vela

October 10, 2013


Deciding Who Sees Students’ Data

New York Times by Natasha Singer

October 6, 2013


Two view for District 2 school board seats

Our Colorado News by Vic Vela

September 26, 2013


Compensation, inBloom focus of Jeffco schools board meeting

Jeffco Public Schools Examiner by Lisa Cook

September 26, 2013


Parents can opt out of system for storing student info

Columbine Courier by Daniel Laverty

September 25, 2013


Jeffco to allow dashboard opt out

Our Colorado News by Vic Vela

September 24, 2013


Stevenson discusses inBloom, school funding

Columbine Courier by Daniel Laverty

September 4, 2013


Questions on inBloom aired at Jefferson County School Board meeting

The Denver Post by Karen Groves

August 29, 2013


Debate over storage system for student data continues

Columbine Courier by Daniel Laverty

August 28, 2013


InBloom concerns need attention

Columbine Courier by Paula Noonan

August 28, 2013

inBloom debate blossoms

Our Colorado News by Vic Vela

August 26, 2013


Jeffco debates using student data cloud system

NBC 9 News by Nelson Garcia

August 22, 2013


Classroom Dashboard Draws Questions From JeffCo Parents

CBS 4 News by Karen Leigh

August 21, 2013


Student research versus privacy concerns for software

Our Colorado News by Vic Vela

August 20, 2013


Is InBloom Enthusiasm Inspired by Gates Grants?

Education Week by Anthony Cody

July 23, 2013


Colorado Education Association President Promotes inBloom – without the Facts

The Chalkface by Peggy Robertson

July 20, 2013

InBloom enables great teaching tools

Denver Post By Kerrie Dallman

July 18, 2013


JeffCo parent website

JeffCo parent petition:


Parents assail schools’ plan for storing student data

Columbine Courier by Daniel Laverty

May 24, 2013


Data fears aired before State Board

EdNews Colorado by Todd Enghdahl

May 16, 2013


School board worried IT program state picked risks Jeffco kid privacy

The Denver Post by Jordan Steffen

May 16, 2013


Colorado state board meeting archives

Study Session regarding inBloom Inc.

May 16, 2013


Student privacy concerns spark debate in Jefferson County

9NEWS by Will Ripley

May 14, 2013

At the Chalk Face: Interview with Rachel Stickland from Colorado about the problems with inBloom and student privacy.

May 12, 2013



Common Core and national student database subject of community forum

The Examiner by Elizabeth Ackerman

April 26, 2013


Jeffco merging school IT programs; parents worry about kids’ security

Denver Post by Jordan Steffen

April 18, 2013


Jeffco Schools addresses concerns about inBloom

The Examiner by Lisa Cook

April 11, 2013


InBloom program concerns some Jeffco Schools parents

Denver Post  by Karen Groves

March 13, 2013

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Bobby Jindal signs student privacy bill pushed by Common Core opponents by Julia O’Donoghue

June 24, 2014


Student Data: Private Property or Shared Resource?

WWNO 89.9 by Sue Lincoln

March 24, 2014


Parents seek statewide privacy act on student records

The Advocate by Robert Stewart

October 24, 2013


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

The Advocate by Will Sentell

August 19, 2013


Student data sparks controversy

The Advocate by Will Sentell

July 10, 2013


BESE to review student data storage and sharing

Associated Press by Melinda Deslatte

June 19, 2013

Sharing of student data to be monitored more closely by state board by Sarah Tan

June 18, 2013


State removes student information from database

Monroe News Star by Barbara Leader

May 14, 2013


Holy Missing Documents, Batman! DOE has no record of inBloom agreement cancellation for student data ‘parking’

Louisiana Voice by Tomas Well

May 10, 2013


Jefferson Parish schools to participate in student data project by Sarah Tan

May 9, 2013


Louisiana Ends Data-Storage Arrangement with inBloom

Education Week by Andrew Ujifusa

May 8, 2013


Protecting student data

Editorial: Monroe News Star

April 27, 2013


John White Withdraws Louisiana Student Data from inBloom

Education Week by Andrew Ujifusa

April 26, 2013


Privacy concerns prompt Louisiana education chief to pull student info from database

The Town Talk by Barbara Leader

April 21, 2013


Superintendent John White recalls student data stored with nonprofit inBloom

The Monroe News Star by Barbara Leader

April 19, 2013


Louisiana Petition:


Your Children For Sale . . . Sold!

Crazy Crawfish

March 28, 2013


DOE emails reveal secretive programs, ties to Gates, Rupert Murdoch and Fox News Network; agency in general disarray

Louisiana Voice

February 20, 2013

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North Carolina:



Politico by Libby A. Nelson

August 1, 2013


inBloom, Common Core, NC and your child’s data

Stop Common Core N.C. blog by N.C. Citizen

July 1, 2013

New technology worries Guilford County parents

Fox News 8 by Mitch Carr

April 9, 2013


Parents Chafe At National Student-Tracking Database

Carolina Journal by Karen McMahan

March 28, 2013

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State Defends Common Core Model

Times Herald by Sarah Fay Campbell

June 5, 2013


Common Core opponent goes too far with claim about data collection

PolitiFact Georgia by Angela Bean

June 1, 2013

What’s the Deal with Privacy, Common Core, and the Feds in Georgia?

Education Week by Andrew Ujifusa

May 16, 2013


Ga. schools superintendent addresses concerns about a federal curriculum

Cherokee Tribune by Jon Gillooly

May 4, 2013


Data Privacy

More than a Score Chicago

Protect Student Privacy

Petition from the Center for a Commercial Free Childhood


Illinois Federation of Teachers Resolution #4 against inBloom and sharing of private student data without parental consent

Illinois Federation of Teachers


Petition on Data Privacy and inBloom

More than a Score Chicago


Bill would require parental approval for student data sharing

Herald-Review by TJ Fowler

February 27, 2014


Student data protections gain ground in House

Quad City Times by TJ Fowler

February 26, 2014


Chicago School System Decides Against Partnership with inBloom

Education Week by Ben Kamisar

November 27, 2013


CPS will use state-run data program, not controversial inBloom storehouse

Chicago Sun-Times by Becky Schlikerman

November 26, 2013


Parents concerned about privacy in new student-data storehouse

Chicago Sun-Times by Becky Schlikerman

November 19, 2013


Chicago Parents: Beware of inBloom

More Than a Score

November 14, 2013


Illinois State Legislature Letter to Julie Woesthoff about inBloom

November 13, 2013


Chicago Public Schools’ Response to PURE

November 8, 2013


WJBC Radio: Julie Woesthoff

More Than a Score/PURE

October 10, 2013


Threats to student privacy unite More than a Score with other parent and advocacy groups

ACLU of Illinois

October 10, 2013


Parents Want To Block CPS From Sharing Kids’ Records With National Database

CBS News Chicago

October 10, 2013


Press Release: Threats to student privacy unite MTAs with other parent and advocacy groups

More Than A Score

October 10, 2013


Bloomington Schools Leaders Talk Tech and Taxes

WGLT by Charlie Schlenker

October 3, 2013


Education Data Cloud Storage Initiative Raises Privacy Fears

WGLT by Charlie Schlenker

September 19, 2013

Kids feast on technology challenges

Bloomington Paragraph (Il.) by Phyllis Coulter

July 22, 2013


List of 35 districts in addition to Bloomington and Normal that plan to share data with inBloom starting Jan. 2014.

Timetable for inBloom’s development in Illinois.


For Illinois parent groups involved in this issue see:


Stop Common Core Illinois




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