How can school districts best manage student data?

Concerns about student privacy are making it more challenging for school districts to determine the best ways to manage and utilize student data. The nonprofit InBloom -- funded in part by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation -- offers a potential solution by consolidating and storing district data in the cloud, where it can be shared among educators and used to personalize and improve learning. However, critics -- including some parents and privacy advocates -- say the service does not do enough to protect students' personal information.

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