inBloom updates

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

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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!

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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. [gview file=”https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.233.31/3zn.338.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Privacy-Fact-Sheet-rev-5.pdf”]

December 11, 2013 in inBloom updates by

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AFT’s Randi Weingarten letter about inBloom to Gates & Carnegie Foundations

On May 30, 2013, Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers and member of the Technical Advisory Group of the Shared Learning Collaborative, the precursor to inBloom Inc., wrote a letter to Michele Cahill and Stacey Childress, expressing her concern about inBloom’s privacy and security provisions.  Cahill is Vice President at the Carnegie […]

June 12, 2013 in inBloom updates by

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Comptroller John Liu’s letter to the Commissioner and Regents about inBloom

On May 21st, Comptroller John Liu sent a letter to Commissioner John King and the NY Board of Regents urging King to halt NYSED’s plan to share personally-identifiable student data with inBloom, Inc. Lui’s letter comes just weeks after 4 of the 9 states participating in inBloom are planning to pull out of the project due to privacy concerns. […]

May 26, 2013 in inBloom updates by

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Video and news from our explosive April Town Hall meeting on student privacy

On April 30th we held a Town hall meeting at Brooklyn Borough Hall about the state and city plan to share personally identifiable student information with a corporation called inBloom inc. and other third party vendors. About 150 people showed up, including:  two Regents (Regent Kathleen Cashin of Brooklyn and Regent Betty Rosa of the […]

May 21, 2013 in Events on inBloom & student privacy, inBloom updates, Videos by

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