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New York – Only State Participating in Controversial inBloom National Student Database!

Dear Commons Community,

As reported in the Associated Press and The Huffington Post, New York is the only state still fully on board with inBloom’s plan to create statewide databases for every public school student’s grades, tests scores and attendance records.

Concerns from parents about who will have access to the information, how long it will be held and whether it will be used for marketing purposes have stalled the momentum of inBloom that promised to bring efficiency and cost savings to school record-keeping.  inBloom drew early interest from several states, but nearly all have pulled back.

New York’s Education Department is going forward with plans to send student information to inBloom sometime after Jan. 1. A group of New York City parents sued this month to block the release of that data.

Safe Travels this Thanksgiving Day Weekend!

Tony

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