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Ever Wonder What Bias Looks Like in Machine Learning?
Civics

Ever Wonder What Bias Looks Like in Machine Learning?

The term “machine learning” is becoming increasingly popular, but what is less often discussed is that machines don’t learn per…
What Companies Do With Kids’ Data
Policymakers

What Companies Do With Kids’ Data

A thoughtful, provocative, and well-informed essay about the commodification of data in education, courtesy of Audrey Watters. It happened to…
Exciting New Book on Big Data in Education
History + Politics

Exciting New Book on Big Data in Education

Very excited for my friend and colleague Dr. Ben Williamson. There is no one I can imagine better positioned to…
Data, Transparency, and How Learning is Deposited
Arts + Letters

Data, Transparency, and How Learning is Deposited

In his novel The Circle, Dave Eggers tells the story of a not-so-future world where technology companies increasingly blend into…
Diversity by the Numbers?
Civics

Diversity by the Numbers?

The school, in a gentrified Fort Greene, has seen its racial diversity all but disappear from the younger grades. Out of current…
Student Data Tensions in New York State
Civics

Student Data Tensions in New York State

Things came to a head in New York State in 2014 as state education officials tried to require districts to…
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