Education commissioner ends Colo. plans to put student data in the cloud

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“We absolutely need the information about students, but at the same time we need to protect their privacy,” said State School Board member Elaine Gantz Berman, summarizing the commissioner's decision.

Right now students’ academic scores, health, disciplinary information are held in different databases. Colorado was one of nine “pilot” states that joined with inBloom. The $100-million initiative is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.