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The Ongoing Debate About EdTech Evidence

A little more than a year ago, I wrote about an EdSurge article asking if the expenditures for EdTech in K-12 were wasteful. Senior Reporter Emily Tate authored that article and has written another article about the edtech industry asking the question “are companies ready to provide [evidence] that edtech works as promised.” Ms. Tate Sullivan […]

How Would You Spend $1 Billion to Study Climate Change?

Wednesday’s New York Times featured an article about venture capitalist John Doerr’s $1.1 billion gift to Stanford University for establishing a department and several institutes to study climate change and sustainability. The gift is the second largest ever to an American institution of higher education. Reporter David Gelles writes that the gift will establish Stanford […]

The Ongoing Debate About EdTech Evidence

A little more than a year ago, I wrote about an EdSurge article asking if the expenditures for EdTech in K-12 were wasteful. Senior Reporter Emily Tate authored that article and has written another article about the edtech industry asking the question “are companies ready to provide [evidence] that edtech works as promised.” Ms. Tate Sullivan […]

The Ongoing Debate About EdTech Evidence

A little more than a year ago, I wrote about an EdSurge article asking if the expenditures for EdTech in K-12 were wasteful. Senior Reporter Emily Tate authored that article and has written another article about the edtech industry asking the question “are companies ready to provide [evidence] that edtech works as promised.” Ms. Tate Sullivan […]

The Ongoing Debate About EdTech Evidence

A little more than a year ago, I wrote about an EdSurge article asking if the expenditures for EdTech in K-12 were wasteful. Senior Reporter Emily Tate authored that article and has written another article about the edtech industry asking the question “are companies ready to provide [evidence] that edtech works as promised.”

Ms. Tate Sullivan opens her recent article with a statement that schools are awash in technology thanks to the scramble to go online during the pandemic.

“Study in Your Course of Life to Do the Greatest Amount of Good”

June 15th marked the second anniversary of my father’s death. A week or so after his funeral, I posted a tribute to him, entitled Wallace Boston Sr – the legacy of a life well lived.

In that article, I quoted one of my father’s favorite statements to his four children: “It doesn’t matter to me what you do when you grow up, as long as you do your job better than anyone else.”

Another New Undergraduate Ranking System – Substance over Form?

Last week, University Business published an article titled The 50 institutions that offer the best starting salaries for 4-year degree holders. Written by associate editor Chris Burt, the article outlines the 2022 results for a ranking system developed by Optimal, a data-driven company dedicated to enabling people to make better decisions about careers and education.

College Graduate Earnings: 2022

Using recently published data from the U.S. Department of Education, Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Andrew Gillen provides a report intended to inform parents and policymakers about the earnings prospects for specific college degrees. The source of the data is the College Scorecard and as usual, that data is limited by the fact that the College Scorecard only reports earnings data for students who borrowed money through Federal Student Aid to attend college.