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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