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Student Tracking

When Stakes are High and Outcomes Questionable, Parents Should Resist

Arnold Dodge | Posted 03.31.2014 | Education
Arnold Dodge

The stress that is put on the whole system is troubling. The stress put on individual students is unconscionable.

Closing the Civic Achievement Gap in an Increasingly Diverse Country

Peter Levine | Posted 02.25.2014 | Black Voices
Peter Levine

As these demographic trends transform the nation, the stubborn achievement and opportunity gaps between ethnic groups and socioeconomic circles become more evident and problematic.

After Decade Of Criticism, Perhaps Student Tracking Will Get Another Look

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Teachers say they are grouping students of similar abilities with each other inside classrooms and schools are clustering pupils wi...

Private Lives, Public Surveillance

Alex Palombo | Posted 01.28.2013 | Education
Alex Palombo

While lawmakers fought over the economic and religious implications of hot topics like gay marriage, abortion, health care and cybersecurity, they were essentially deciding what level of privacy Americans should be entitled to under the law.

Big Brother Comes To High School? Tracking Proposal Sparks Controversy

Posted 05.30.2012 | Education

If a high schooler in San Antonio skips school for a burger at Bob's Big Boy, Big Brother just may be watching. The city's Northside Independent Sc...

Man Vs. Machine: Watson Supercomputer A Reminder Of Education Shortcomings

John Rogers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Rogers

Ultimately, the value of any super machine lies in whether humans can use it as a tool for problem solving and not confuse our basic tools with the solutions we seek.