CEO: Career vs. children is the wrong mindset—it’s not a trade off

CEO: Career vs. children is the wrong mindset—it’s not a trade off

Recently, I sat in the back of an elementary school classroom in southeast London, on a Saturday morning. As I watched a group of beginner guitar players, including Isak, my five year old grandson, I frantically scribbled down the teacher’s fingering for the intro chords of “Uptown Funk.” At the end of class, my mind raced to a question I have occasionally considered over the years: “Did I sacrifice experiences such as this with my own children, because of devotion to my career, and would I do it differently a…

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What’s Wrong With Letting Tech Run Our Schools

What’s Wrong With Letting Tech Run Our Schools

. Silicon Valley tech moguls are conducting an enormous experiment on the nation’s children. We should not be so trusting that they’ll get it right. Alphabet Inc. unit Google has taken a big role in public education, offering low-cost laptops and free apps. Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook Inc. is investing heavily in educational technology, largely though the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Netflix Inc. head Reed Hastings has been tinkering with expensive and algorithmic ed-tech tools. Encouraging as all this may be, the technologists might be getting ahead of themselves, both politically…

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Facebook is letting Groups create online learning courses – what could possibly go wrong?

Facebook is letting Groups create online learning courses – what could possibly go wrong?

  Facebook, a brand with an untarnished reputation and a pedigree for reliability, is getting into the e-learning game. The social media behemoth is quietly testing a feature that would let anyone running a group to create their own online classes, which would include units and discussions. I have no idea how this could possiblybackfire in any way. Follow Matt Navarra ⭐️ ✔@MattNavarra WOAH! Facebook is testing an online learning feature for Groups to compete with the likes of @udemy h/t @MariSmith 12:53 AM – 1 Jun 2017 1515 Retweets 3131 likes…

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Before Leaving Office, Obama Administration Admits It Got Student Loan Data Wrong

Before Leaving Office, Obama Administration Admits It Got Student Loan Data Wrong

In case you ever had any doubts about the inefficiencies of the Department of Education, look no further than the recent revelation that the agency has been vastly underestimating student loan repayment rates. On the last day of the Obama administration’s tenure, the College Scorecard the department established has been quietly revealed to have serious flaws. The Obama administration conceded coding errors found in the College Scorecard inflated college repayment rates, potentially misleading students. The Wall Street Journal went as far as to report that, “on closer inspection, the mistake…

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College in wrong hand by an accident of birth

College in wrong hand by an accident of birth

GUWAHATI, Dec 26: The Department of Cultural Affairs, Assam has made a mess of its only college of art and craft that has virtually turned into an institute meant to spell doom for the future of students. It seems that running a college is not a cup of tea for the department. The college is one of the oldest institutes in the State. By an accident of birth, Government College of Art and Crafts, Guwahati got into the wrong hand since its inception on August 15, 1947. When the country…

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