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…
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…
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?

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

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