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July 23, 2014

Parent Groups Call for Congressional Data-Privacy Hearings

A new coalition of parents and activists is pressing Congress to better protect students' sensitive educational information.

April 21, 2014

InBloom CEO Recounts Uphill Fight to Win Over the Public on Data, Privacy

Appearing at a major ed. business event on the day his organization announced plans to shut down, inBloom's CEO acknowledged the difficulty of conveying its mission to the public.

April 21, 2014

Anxieties About Data Privacy Spell End of the Road for inBloom

"I have made the decision to wind down the organization over the coming months," inBloom CEO Iwan Streichenberger said in a statement.

April 21, 2014

inBloom to Shut Down Amid Growing Data-Privacy Concerns

Controversial student-data-management company inBloom announced it will "wind down" its operations after losing its last large partner, New York state.

April 06, 2014

The Classroom of the Future: Student-Centered or Device-Centered?

A basic question is emerging as our schools are urged to embrace the Common Core and the computer-based learning systems aligned to the standards. Are these digital devices becoming central to the classroom -- and coming to dominate the way we teach and learn?

April 03, 2014

In New York, Another Setback for inBloom

New York state reversed its plans to partner with inBloom for data storage and other technology services, dealing another setback to the Atlanta nonprofit.

April 02, 2014

New York Pulls Plug on inBloom as Student-Data Partner

New York state reversed its plans to have inBloom, the education technology provider, load student data into the cloud, adding another setback to the organization.

March 14, 2014

Commercialism Report Slams Digital Strategies for Marketing to Students

Education technology opens more avenues to commercializing education, say authors of a new study that examines how much K-12 students are exposed to marketing in schools.

March 05, 2014

Colo. District Official Recounts 'Surreal' Firestorm Over Data Company inBloom

Panelists at the South by Southwest education conference discuss the challenges of securing student data, and the political realities of explaining safeguards to parents.

March 04, 2014

In Colorado, a 'Surreal' Experience With inBloom and Angry Parents

Securing student data and reshaping the public discourse around this hot-button issue are big topics at this year's South by Southwest education conference.

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