Required Readings

School shooting #74, supercomputer abuse, tenure, students loans, and pride of various sorts: Required Readings, 6.11.14

In the United States, it’s another day and another school shooting, the 74th since Sandy Hook in December 2012. In an unintentional theme, many of today’s Required Readings address legal or government action of some form. In academia, the National Science Foundation banned a researcher for using $150,000 worth of …

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Required Readings

Standardized Parent Conferences, Soft Skills, Online Education, Scientific Research Funding, and the New Face of Astronomy: Required Reading 04.06.14

How much data driven assessment is too much?  Some parents are getting worried. We’ve been hearing a lot about “grit” lately, stemming in part from Paul Tough’s book How Children Succeed; and now Google is weighing in, arguing that we should be teaching leadership, teamwork, humility, innovation, and ownership. Online education …

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