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Student Debt

Chart of the day: 1.1% of student debt defaults are from holders of bachelors degrees.

Tom Friedman on Education & Life

  My favorite part is his advice to his daughters around 32 minutes in, here is it roughly: How do you thrive in this new age? Five key points: 1) Every day in every way, think like an immigrant. There’s no legacy spot for me waiting at Stanford or Cal State for that matter, I better figure out what’s going on in this world and I better pursue it with more rigor and energy than anyone...

Big Data in Education

Sometimes you need to start small before going big.  First off, an apology for the picture of the doughnuts, but they express a clear and simple point and helped to inform a recent decision that I made when in an airport (I chose the Chocolate Glaze over the French Cruller and saved 100+ calories). People make better decisions when presented with data.  That statement is valid for everyone, not just...

Is It Time to Stop Using the Word “Textbook”?

Article by Matt Greenfield, originally posted to the Huffington Post (link below): Even in the age of the app, the word “book” still has a semi-magical resonance, an aura of intellectual energy. In a world where a formless chaos of texts, images, sounds, and video continually streams past us, a book has crystallized into a stable shape, a shape someone decided was worth preserving. One expects a book to...

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