Resources and Links on Privacy and Depersonalized Learning

InBloom information from New York’s Class Size Matters organization

InBloom in Illinois information from Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood (CCFC)

CCFC’s public letter to the Massachusetts Board of Education

Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) student privacy rights

CTU Factsheet on Illinois Shared Learning Environment (ISLE) and InBloom

Promotional video from InBloom

Illinois Shared Learning Environment Focus Group and Use Cases Report


“CPS will use state-run data program, not controversial inBloom storehouse” Chicago Sun-Times 11/26/13

“Parent group mobilizes against student data warehouse”Catalyst Chicago. 11/22/2013

“Parents concerned about privacy in new student-data storehouse” Chicago Sun-Times. 11/19/2013

“CDE cuts its ties with inBloom data project.” Ed News Colorado. 11/13/2013

“Parents Want To Block CPS From Sharing Kids’Records With National Database” CBS Chicago. 10/10/2013

“Deciding Who Sees Students’ Data.” New York Times. 10/5/2013

“No Child Left Untableted.” New York Times. 9/12/2013

“Inside News Corp’s $540 Million Bet on American Classrooms.” Mashable. 9/3/2013

“InBloom Educational Data Warehouse Wilts Under Scrutiny.” Information Week. 8/8/2013

“Privacy concerns grow over Gates-funded student database.” Washington Post. 6/9/2013

“School database loses backers as parents balk over privacy.” Reuters. 5/29/2013.

“Superintendent John White recalls student data stored with nonprofit inBloom.” News-Star, Monroe LA.  4/19/2013

“Education for sale.” The American Prospect, 3/10/2013

“Conflict Of Interest Behind News Corp Tablet.” Forbes. 3/8/2013

“K-12 student database jazzes tech startups, spooks parents.” Reuters. 3/3/2013.

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