Every few months, a drug company gets caught cranking up prices. Most recently, Mylan, the maker of EpiPen, took its turn in the hot seat for raising the price of a lifesaving allergy treatment by 500 percent. Congress was rightly enraged and opened yet another inquiry into pharmaceutical price gouging. Mylan offered discount coupons.
Tennessee was the only state whose fourth- and eighth-grade science scores grew faster than the national average, according to the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Why is it that after decades of sustained investment and excitement in educational technology that we have trouble locating the benefits?
K-12 educators in the U.S. are struggling. Like everyone else, they know that computer technology is a well-paying, in-demand field that’s desperate for a more diverse workforce. But many have had a hard time figuring out exactly how to prepare kids for tech careers and provide them with a basic understanding of computer science. Until now, that is.
Rapid-Cycle tech evaluations are designed to assist school leaders in making evidence-based decisions regarding ed tech acquisitions. Traditional research approaches do not meet the needs of evaluating rapidly changing education technology.
The cyber security guidelines issued by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are recommendations, not enforceable rules. However, they mark a step toward establishing a road map for industry behavior as lawmakers and consumers pressure automakers to show how they will protect increasingly connected and automated vehicles from cyber attacks.
Stanford University and DOE’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory launched today an initiative called “Bits & Watts” aimed at integrating low-carbon, inexpensive energy sources, like wind and solar, into the electric grid.
As with any immense opportunity, there are risks involved – in this case, bad actors who in the name of chaos or blackmail disrupt the communication and connectivity we all depend on. But we must not let these cybercriminals hinder innovation and the countless ways in which technology is changing our lives for the better.
Colleges that are looking for innovative ways to help all their students succeed should take a close look at some of the practices that have helped Latino students in particular. Latinos are the youngest and among the fastest growing segments of America’s population.