By Andrea Peterson Andrea Peterson Reporter who covered technology policy Bio Follow Companies are tracking more data about consumers than ever. Practically every click you make online creates new records
If you thought a burst appendix was painful, wait until you see the bill. Try to avoid breaking any limbs in Crestview, Florida. You might wind up in North Okaloosa Medical Center, which charges 12.6 or
In far too many states, public-school spending remains “unfair, irrational, and unconnected to the resources” kids need to succeed. Two new national reports paint a grim picture of unfair and inequitable
Successful businesses start with an idea, an innovation. A great idea becomes a business. The problem comes in later, when we institutionalize the success we’ve achieved. Our processes and procedures hardened.
Artwork: Tamar Cohen, Happy Motoring, 2010, silk screen on vintage road map, 26″ x 18″ “You can’t manage what you don’t measure.” There’s much wisdom in that saying, which has been attributed to both Edwards
Desolation and destiny in a land in limbo BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip—Eight months after last summer’s war between Israel and Palestinian militant groups, Gaza remains in ruins. Drive five minutes into the
A misguided attempt to improve healthcare has led some hospitals to focus on making people happy, rather than making them well. When healthcare is at its best, hospitals are four-star hotels, and nurses,
Half a century ago, President Johnson signed a law—now known as No Child Left Behind—that he believed would solve inequality. But achievement gaps have only grown. Fifty years ago, on April 11, 1965, Lyndon
Minnie Driver and Matt Damon in "Good Will Hunting" (Miramax Pictures) “We are credentializing a new elite by legitimizing people with an inflated sense of their own merit” Lani Guinier January 11, 2015
Douglas Hofstadter is a cognitive scientist at Indiana University and the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid. While the face of the artificial intelligence field
What violins have in common with the sea – the wave principle You're reading these words because light waves are bouncing off the letters on the page and into your eyes. The sounds of the rustling paper
Even hundreds of centers of innovation will not spell a revival of the manufacturing workforce equal with what many hope or expect. Few topics have been more fraught than the fate of U.S. manufacturing.
But students in the U.S. still have much lower scores than their South Korean counterparts. Why? South Korea has some of the highest math scores in the world. On the 2012 PISA math test, the mean score
Speed doesn't matter, and there's no such thing as a "math person." How the Common Core's approach to the discipline could correct these misperceptions. Mathematics education in the United States is broken.
CEOs are growing nervous. Can they help save our system from its worst excesses? On a Wednesday in mid-September, some 30 entrepreneurs from around the world put on boots and blue jeans and spent four
Eleven principles for relating to cities that are automated and smart Over half of the world’s population lives in urban environments, and that number is rapidly growing according to the World Health Many
A new study finds moderate student gains in courses where lectures take place at home and "homework" happens in the classroom. If college professors spent less time lecturing, would their students do A
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High-income kids who don't graduate from college are 2.5 times more likely to end up rich than low-income kids who do. Why it's so hard for the poor to get ahead today. The American Dream isn't dead—it
Instead, help them channel their energy into productive tasks. This year's end-of-year paper purge in my middle school office revealed a startling pattern in my teaching practices: I discipline boys far
Imagine our world later in this century, when machines have gotten better. Cars and trucks drive themselves, and there’s hardly ever an accident. Robots root through the earth for raw materials, and miners
Is it really less intrusive to collect someone's vital data for eternity than it is to rummage through his papers briefly? John Paul Stevens, the avuncular former justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, gave