I’ve chronicled the ongoing fiasco of the Gates Foundation-founded-and-financed inBloom student data-vacuuming service called inBloom (see The Best Posts On The inBloom Data Fiasco). As usual, these guys never bothered asking parents and teachers what they thought before they initiated their bright idea and, now that today they announced its dissolution, they’re blaming everybody but […]
A couple of days ago I wrote inBloom Is On Its Deathbed & No Tears Are Shed about the parent-opposed data-gathering fiasco known as inBloom. The Hechinger Report has since written a much more thorough obituary of inBloom, The fate of big data after inBloom. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On The inBloom […]
inBloom, the ill-conceived, Gates-funded effort to collect just about every piece of data on just about every K-12 student in America (and opposed by parents across the United States), lost its only remaining customer last month when New York State withdrew from it. Here’s an excerpt from The Wall Street Journal: New York has reversed […]
I’ve written several posts about the inBloom data fiasco — inBloom is the company that’s basically trying to collect, store and share student data and is supported by the Gates Foundation. I thought I’d put together a quick Best list: Where inBloom Wilted is from Ed Surge. Irate Parents Fight to Keep Information on Their […]
Parents Challenge President to Dig Deeper on Ed Tech is the headline of a New York Times article about President Obama’s remarks today on student data privacy. After reading it, you might want to check out The Best Posts On The inBloom Data Fiasco.
Parent are rightfully concerned about who will be controlling school data about their child (see The Best Posts On The inBloom Data Fiasco). The New York Times just published With Tech Taking Over in Schools, Worries Rise, which gives a pretty good overview of the issue.
Federal Data-Privacy Guidelines Urge Better Communication With Parents is a new post over at Education Week. Here’s how it begins: The tug-of-war over student data privacy continues. Friday, the U.S. Department of Education released new, non-binding guidance containing suggestions for schools and districts to better inform parents about how their children’s sensitive educational data is […]
Big Brother: Meet the Parents is an article at Politico. Here’s an excerpt: A months-long review by POLITICO of student privacy issues, including dozens of interviews, found the parent privacy lobby gaining momentum — and catching big-data advocates off guard. Initially dismissed as a fringe campaign, the privacy movement has attracted powerful allies on both […]
Here are my choices for the best posts I’ve written on parent engagement in 2014 – So Far (by the way, you can find all my “The Best…” lists related to parent engagement here): The Best Posts On The Migration Policy Institute Report On Engaging Immigrant Parents Boy, These “Academic Parent-Teacher Teams” Sound Worse Every […]
I thought readers, and I, would find it useful to review and list my choices for the best posts on parent engagement I’ve written since I posted My Best Posts On Parent Engagement In 2013 three months ago. You can also see all my “Best” lists related to parent engagement here. Here are My Best […]
I’ve previously published a number of posts about the effort to collect and distribute student data and the campaign to have parents opt-out of having their children take standardized tests. Now, the director of the Data Quality Campaign (funded by – who else — Gates) is bringing the two together by claiming that parents who […]
Deciding Who Sees Students’ Data is a fairly lengthy article in The New York Times about the inBloom data collection system, which I’ve written about in previous posts. Here’s an excerpt: Yet, for all of inBloom’s neutral-sounding intentions, industry analysts say it has stirred some parents’ fears about the potential for mass-scale surveillance of students. […]
Your child’s data is stored in the cloud is a new article at CNN about the inBloom data collection system. I’ve previously posted about it at “Irate Parents Fight to Keep Information on Their Kids Private.” Here’s an excerpt from CNN’s article: Streichenberger says inBloom is providing the “plumbing” to fix school districts’ currently disjointed […]
Irate Parents Fight to Keep Information on Their Kids Private is the headline of an article about an effort to create a national student data base with inBloom. I have to admit that I haven’t been following this issue very carefully, though I did previously post a link to a good article on it from […]
Since I have published so many “The Best…” lists, I thought it might be helpful to readers if I posted a few year-end collections. Here is A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Parent Engagement — 2011: The Best Ideas On How Parents Can Help Their Kids Succeed Academically “The Best Research Available On Parent […]