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InBloom is $100m project funded by Gates Foundation, intended to "tailor" and measure education, but partners withdrew over student-privacy concerns.

"A controversial $100 million student data collection project funded by the Gates Foundation and operated by a specially created nonprofit organization called inBloom is shutting down after failing to achieve its goals. After most of the original state partners with inBloom withdrew their support, the final straw was the recent decision by the New York state legislature to stop participating in any project involving storing student data in the manner that inBloom was planning. The data were to be stored in a data cloud that would hold incredibly detailed data points on millions of school children with the stated mission of allowing education officials to use the information to target educational support." -- Valerie Strauss, the Washington Post

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