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Apple's 'Hey Siri' Feature in iOS 9 Uses Individualized Voice Recognition

Following the release of the first public beta for iOS 9.1 yesterday, along with the GM version on Wednesday, a few of the testers have come across a new feature introduced in the update. Somewhere in the Settings app, it appears that Apple has quietly added a set-up process for the new "Hey Siri" …

Gates Announces $15M in Professional-Development Grants

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is expanding its already significant teacher-quality work to include on-the-job teacher training.<p>Its education …

Tennessee Moves to Tie Teacher Licensing to Performance

In a few years, Tennessee teachers won't be able to renew their licenses unless they meet a minimum performance standard, according to new rules …

New ‘PEIMS’ no longer like herding cats

Collecting data on students at Hays CISD recently got easier with the rollout of a new software program called TSDS – which stands for Texas Student …

Ambitious Five-Point Tech Plan Outlined by National Ed. Leaders

A commission made up of prominent education leaders has released a five-point plan to help facilitate the growth of digital learning across the …

An exchange on controversial $100 million student database

Here is an exchange of letters about the controversial $100 million student database largely funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and operated by a new nonprofit organization, inBloom Inc. Privacy concerns about the database — which contains detailed information about millions of students …

Homepage - Ed-Fi Alliance

Featured Success Story<p>Read more stories<p>How CIOs Can Deliver What Instructional Leaders Need<p>For teachers, principals, and chief academic officers to …

Glow In The Dark | Enlightening and Entertaining Myself (and maybe you)

Posted on 2017.02.21 by<p>Even now<br>with years gone by<br>since you and I were us,<br>I catch myself<br>freely spending<br>so many of my<br>precious moments<br>deeply missing<br>who …

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Conversational Narcissism: How to Avoid It | The Art of Manliness

Last month I met up with an old friend I hadn’t seen in forever to have lunch. Having both read and written about how to be an effective and …

Can Men and Women Be 'Just Friends'?

We're still trying to crack the code.<p>404<p>SHARES<p>You’d think the iconic movie When Harry Met Sally would have settled the question decades ago. But, …

Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann: consumers will soon expect every service on every platform, mobile included

Ben Silbermann has found himself in a pretty swell spot. He's the CEO of Pinterest -- a company that was recently valued at $2.5 billion, despite not making a single cent to date. He took the stage today at D11 in Southern California, answering questions shot from Kara Swisher. One of the key …

Who Are the Public School Haters?

It is clear by now that there is a very small number of very wealthy people who just don’t like public education. They don’t like teachers who work …

The Meaning of Sir Alex Ferguson

When was the last time a picture of a soccer coach appeared on the front of the <i>Financial Times</i> and the New York <i>Times</i> on the same day? The answer is never, I would guess. But on Thursday morning, staring out from the front pages of the two newspapers I get delivered, there were the ruddy features of …

Peers Find Less Pressure Borrowing From Each Other

The Internet has managed to disrupt many industries, from publishing to music. So why not lending?<p>Google is teaming up with the nation's largest peer-to-peer lender. The search and tech giant is investing $125 million in Lending Club, which gets borrowers and lenders together outside the …