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Kids Need To Learn Digital Literacy—Not How To Code

Offering programming electives for students who want to learn Python or scripting won’t solve the underlying problem of digital illiteracy ... whether it’s use an existing application or actually writ... read more

Most colleges enroll many students who aren’t prepared for higher education

“The other side of it is these students are not getting out of college, for the most part.” “If we’ve been giving kids worksheets with simplistic answers for years and then get upset when they can’t w... read more

As Native schools struggle across U.S., grad rate soars at Jemez charter

They won’t fail because ... their senior thesis papers on PowerPoint. They had freedom in choosing the topics, which tie into issues and challenges Native youth are facing — for example, “How do we so... read more

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7 Big Obstacles To Mass Adoption Of Blockchain Technology

But that’s a problem as much as it is an advantage. Since there is no obvious, primary application, we won’t all adopt blockchain ... coffee while I write. It’s my ritual. But whenever I take a bio-de... read more

Is an SAT Prep Course Worth the Cost?

Overall, though, the track record isn’t so hot: a 2009 paper published by the National Association for College Admission Counseling says research ... information designed to inform and empower. We won ... read more

Why do students cheat? Listen to this dean’s words

So when given the chance to write a paper in ... to think and problem-solve for themselves. And when they are forced to do so, they simply take someone else’s ideas. Some others cheat because they hav... read more

21st century smarter government is 'data-centric' and 'digital first,' says US CIO

If we instead focus on divorcing data from how and where it’s presented, we solve both problems ... you have to submit the paper PDF to people. In eighth grade, I took the space out of my last name to ... read more

The Trouble With Harvard

But as with much in the Ivies’ admission policies, little thought has given to the consequences of acting on this assumption. Jerome Karabel has unearthed a damning paper trail showing ... it more eff... read more

The 1 Reason to Tune into Every NBA Team's Games This Season

It won't always be pretty, but this will be never-a-dull-moment basketball ... The experiments alone are worth the price of admission. Two-time All-Star Kemba Walker will be an unrestricted free agent ... read more

Philosophy student awarded Dean’s Medal after 20-year break from studies

I won’t pick the obvious skill of formal argument extraction and ... Q: If someone gave you $40 million to solve one problem on our planet, what would you tackle? A: $40 million would not solve the pr... read more

Surviving and Thriving as an Underrepresented Minority Astro/Physics Student, part 1

Some writing skills are helpful too. A lot of advice is offered elsewhere about the importance of the first three things to success in graduate school and fellowship applications. (For example, here a... read more

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