Schools have a lot to learn from business about how to improve performance Bill Gates declared in an op ed in the Wall Street Journal in 2011. He pointed to his own company as a worthy model for public schools.
The "Regents Research Fund" fellows are a private think tank embedded in the public education department that is defining education for New York's 3.1 million public school students.
While we applaud Senator Warren and Paul Krugman for their unequivocal stance not to cut but to expand the benefits of social security, we believe we can be much bolder.
I feel apprehensive, after seeing "Twelve Years a Slave", the currently at movie theaters everywhere film, that it may inspire awards in place of the ...
I can't imagine adding another self tracking device like Fitbit to tell me that all that spinning on sidewalks made my number of steps decrease by 7 percent from yesterday, that I would be 19 percent more efficient today if I hadn't gotten out of bed twice last night to pee and that regardless of what I do to 'improve' myself, I still have a 67 percent chance of getting breast cancer.
Mark Zuckerberg, as part of a consortium that created Internet.org, believes that getting everyone in the world online is the only solution.
Are we seeing courtesy and conversation fall victim to technology?
My letter is pointed and confrontational. It honestly captures my concerns about Weingarten and AFT. Rather than offering any comments on Weingarten's response, I wish to simply allow readers to read both letters and form their own opinions.
Two things terrified Peter Hamilton as a child: a disaster overcoming his family, and polio. Remnants of that fear and the relief at being vaccinated triggered an emotional connection when he saw an early version of the film about scientist Jonas Salk's struggle to find a vaccine to stop polio in the 1950s.
It seems Harvard's anti-divestment decision might be simply put, a practical fund-raising strategy. But the school is missing even bigger opportunities.
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I have written a number of posts on the so-called Common Core State Standards (CCSS), an unprecedented effort by those outside of the classroom to exercise control over the classroom by standardizing what is taught in classrooms across the nation.
Instead of developing a democratic process in which teachers, scholars and specialists were consulted at every step in the process -- instead of trying out the standards to see how they work in real classrooms -- the Gates Foundation and the Department of Education took a shortcut.
Bill Gates has already spent billions on education reform. One would think that a seasoned businessman like Gates would be sure of his investment before wielding his checkbook (and disrupting countless lives in the process). Not so.
The Los Angeles Times should be owned by all 10 million of the County's residents. This collective ownership is the best way to ensure that we create and maintain a quality information source with minimal bias.
Since Gates appears to be in confession mode, I feel it's time for him to wipe the slate clean.