Privacy

PEP Memo on DOE Contracts and Student Privacy (10.19.20)

I sent the below memo to the members of the Panel for Educational Policy last week; questions about their busing contracts, DOE’s lack of compliance with the state student privacy law by failing to post their district data privacy policy and contracts with vendors that have access to personal student data, and problems related to […]

October 19, 2020 in Privacy, Reports & Memos, Reports, Testimonies, Etc., Testimonies & Comments, Updates by

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On inBloom’s demise

Today’s announcement that inBloom is closing its doors  will hopefully make government officials, corporations and foundations more aware that parental concerns cannot be ignored, and that they must stop foisting their “solutions” on our schools and classrooms with no attention given to the legitimate concerns of parents and their right to protect their children from […]

April 21, 2014 in inBloom updates by

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It’s apparently the end of the line for inBloom, but not our fight to protect student privacy

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 This morning, Stephanie Simon of Politico reports that indeed, after a long battle, the NY State Education Department has finally agreed to sever its relationship with inBloom and will ask them to delete all the student data already stored on its cloud.  This was the clear intent of the state budget […]

April 2, 2014 in inBloom updates by

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See Leonie Haimson’s PowerPoint Presentation on inBloom given in Austin, Texas

March 6, 2014 in inBloom updates, Presentations, Privacy, Uncategorized by

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View our comparison of current education bills in NYS Legislature related to student data privacy!

March 6, 2014 in inBloom updates, Privacy, Uncategorized by

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Check out our inBloom timeline for the latest updates on protecting student data privacy in New York

May 5, 2011: the NY State Education Department sends a letter to the State Comptroller Di Napoli, asking him to approve a $27 million no-bid contract with Wireless Generation, to build the state’s student and teacher data system, required under Race to the Top. Wireless Gen built NYC’s data system, ARIS. June 8, 2011: Daily […]

March 6, 2014 in inBloom updates, Uncategorized by

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Good News! NY State Ed will postpone uploading student names to inBloom until at least April!

Here are some  news clips on the state’s decision to delay transferring any more data to inBloom until  at least April, including student names and family contact info:  LoHud News, EdWeek, and Capital NY.  In case there’s any confusion about this, our efforts to permanently block the transfer of personally identifiable student data without parental […]

January 10, 2014 in inBloom updates by

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A new inBloom flyer to post in your schools!

Take a look at our most up to date one-page fact sheet about inBloom, inc. Here’s all the information you need to know and what you can do to take action.

December 11, 2013 in inBloom updates by

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Attention CECs, PTA, President Councils, Community Boards: Sample Anti-inBloom resolution!

November 11, 2013 in Privacy, Take Action by

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Read Senator Edward Markey (Mass.)’s letter to Arne Duncan with questions about handling student data privacy

Source: http://www.markey.senate.gov/documents/2013-10-22_FERPA.pdf

October 23, 2013 in Privacy by

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