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What Are the Risks in Using Data to Predict Student Outcome?

Annie Murphy Paul | August 6, 2013 | Thinkstock   “Is it good to tell a first-grader, ‘You might be a dropout?’” The obvious answer would seem to be: Uh, no. But when Thomas C. West posed this question recently to Education Week reporter Sarah D. Sparks, he had a genuine dilemma in mind. West, […]

Why Jeff Bezos Is Buying The Washington Post

My Twitterstream is abuzz over the boffo Washington Post deal in which Amazon founder/CEO/visionary Jeff Bezos grabbed the venerable newspaper for $250 million, or $180 million more than Red Sox owner John Henry paid for the venerable Boston Globe. (Go figure.) The myriad media pundits asked why, especially those from The Business Insider in which […]

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos buys The Washington Post for $250 million

By Greg Sandoval on August 5, 2013 04:34 pm Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and the world’s 19th-richest man, has acquired The Washington Post, long one of the country’s most influential and prestigious daily newspapers, for $250 million in cash, the company announced today. “The purchaser is an entity that belongs to Mr. Bezos […]