Postmortem continues on demise of ed software giant inBloom

Proponents and critics of inBloom, an educational-software company that collected student data, continue to offer reasons for last week’s announcement that it is closing. The company, funded by a $100 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Carnegie Corp. of New York has been at the center of the debate over student data privacy. The New York State Education Department severed ties with inBloom earlier this year.  “As required by law, the State Education Department has directed inBloom to delete all New York data, said NYSED spokesman Jonathan Burman,” writes the

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