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December 5, 2012
The language we use matters when discussing the various players in the education ecosystem. Labels are never neutral, but rather carry with them a history of judgments, debates, and conclusions.
December 4, 2012
I don't know much about K-12 education. Beyond the fact that I have two kids (8th and 10th grade) in our local public middle school and high school, and that I spent 12 years in public primary and secondary schools, my knowledge of the sector is embarrassingly skimpy.
December 3, 2012
On Monday we learned that The Daily, News Corp's mobile app only newspaper, will cease publication on December 15th. From the publication's start in February of 2011, Rupert Murdoch's News Corp invested $30 million in creating this short lived digital newspaper.
December 2, 2012
Read enough books on behavioral economics and you will internalize the observation that we consistently overrate our own skills and abilities. Wikipedia even has an entry for this phenomenon under the heading "illusory superiority."
November 29, 2012
If you have led or participated in a search lately you know how difficult, time demanding, and stressful the process can be. We all complain about the challenge of finding the "right" person for our open positions.
November 28, 2012
Reading Consider the Fork is somehow the perfect companion to watching "Downton Abbey," in that they are both very much an upper-class British experience.
November 27, 2012
Don't even bother buying a PowerBall ticket for tonight's $425 million drawing. I've already purchased the winning ticket.
November 26, 2012
Normally I don't read books that feature an introductory chapter from New Gingrich, but I'm very happy that in this case my liberal filter bubble was successfully breached.
November 25, 2012
Are you currently running or contemplating a one-to-one tablet program, (where every student gets the same device), at your institution? What tablet are you recommending or requiring?
November 20, 2012
Orbitz and Expedia may have killed the travel agency business, but my family desperately needs a skilled trip advisor to plan our next vacation. (The number of travel agents has dropped from over 110,000 in 2001 to about 77,000 today).