In school reform, we dramatically overvalue the importance of academic learning, and assume that merely focusing on better curricula and clearer standards will carry the day. Yet the research suggests otherwise.
It's not easy to say less and convey more. But if you learn how to do it well, you'll have much more impact on your audience and on your organization. What are your suggestions for learning how to say less?
Building a successful - and sustainable - data-driven enterprise is so much more than simply having better algorithms or a more performant box: It takes great people with data DNA and a model that creates competitive moats around the business.
At first blush, DATA seems like a recent idea. But after spending time at the THINK exhibit, you begin to understand that data isn't something that is created by computers. Rather, it's information made more useful by computers.
Although today's South is a diverse economic engine, it still has educational, environmental, poverty, health and other challenges brought on, in large part, by a long period of neglect following the Civil War.
In a warped sense, educators in places where testing "improprieties" took place should be thanked. They revealed the one thing education reformers fear most -- the system being used to dismantle public schools has an Achilles' heel.
Unless federal regulators stop it, AT&T will soon acquire T-Mobile, which makes me worry that Verizon might try to buy Sprint. If that happens, competition in most markets will be reduced to two major companies, reminiscent of the not-so-good-old-days.