Heather Venard Thompson

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Is the American School System Damaging Our Kids?

Education has become an American institution—of the worst kind.<p>Parents send their children to school with the best of intentions, believing that …

Education

Why I’m a Public-School Teacher but a Private-School Parent

It’s not selling out; it’s buying in.<p>Last week, I observed a high-school English class on a campus without bells. The school didn’t need them: Every student showed up for class promptly, and they remained attentive until the last minute—without packing their books early or lining up at the door. …

Education
Net Neutrality

The FCC Has Received More Than 1,000,000 Comments On Net Neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has received more than 1 million comments from the public regarding its proposed net neutrality rules. According to the FCC’s Gigi Sohn, 1,030,000 comments had been submitted by noon today on the East Coast.<p>Around 21 hours before her note on the new …

5 Warnings on the Future of the Internet, Courtesy of Netflix

If you believe Netflix, the Internet is in serious jeopardy right now.<p>If you believe <b>Netflix</b> (NASDAQ:NFLX), the Internet is in serious jeopardy. On …

Film and TV Distributors Say FCC Net Neutrality Rules Won’t Work

The Independent Film & Television Alliance, the group behind the American Film Market, don’t want any priority arrangements allowed on the Internet …

Net Neutrality

The 'Shocking' Truth About Net Neutrality

The spreading popularity of Net Neutrality really rankles those in Washington who have been trying so hard to portray it as a "government takeover of the Internet."<p>NEW YORK -- It's rare for liberals and conservatives to find common ground in this era of political brinkmanship. That's why it's been …

Internet

Net neutrality activists hand-deliver comments to the FCC

Yesterday, a group of about a dozen devoted reddit users gathered at the FCC to deliver a stack of comments in defense of net neutrality. You see, in …

Net Neutrality

Google explains why it’s taking its sweet time bringing Google Fiber to your city

I scream, you scream, we all scream for Google to announce that it’s bringing Google Fiber to more markets. However, it seems that Google seems …

Did Verizon accidentally admit it's slowing down Netflix traffic? Level 3 thinks so

The war of words has come to focus on a specific case in Los Angeles<p>There has been a back-and-forth battle in recent weeks about what is causing the internet congestion that is degrading service to Netflix consumers. Last week Verizon published a blog post that offered the first real specifics in …

Editorial: A net neutrality meltdown in the Federal Communications Commission

THIS spring the Federal Communications Commission proposed Internet rules that would allow broadband access providers to let companies pay for faster …

Could Net Neutrality Affect Your Internet Bill?

Illustrated by Jenny Kraemer.<p>Even if you haven't exactly had your ear to the ground, you’ve probably heard the term “net neutrality” this year. …

Data For Social Good: A Beginners Guide For Nonprofits and Social Ventures

Data is gaining tremendous prominence in the business world. Companies are becoming highly data driven in every aspect of their business – from …

Big Data

Cision

Pinterest, #HigherEd’s Secret Weapon

Ever since Pinterest launched in 2010, I’ve been obsessed. The visual nature of this discovery tool has always been my go-to for collecting ideas. …

University of Michigan

LinkedIn Tips for Brands

LinkedIn* has been known as the platform for promoting your personal resume and career but it’s so much more. The social platform is fast becoming a …

Infographics