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Commuting’s Hidden Cost

Jane E. Brody | New York Times | October 28, 2013

My twin grandsons, now 13, walk nearly a mile to and from school and play basketball in the schoolyard for an hour or more most afternoons, when weather and music lessons permit.... Read More »

Searching For Finland's Education Entrepreneurs

Tony Wan | edSurge | August 27, 2013

What's to solve when your education system is supposedly perfect? Last week, Annie Murphy Paul’s review of Amanda Ripley’s book, The Smartest Kids in the World, began with Ripley’s quote: “If you want the American dream, go to Finland.” It just so happened that I was there last week for a CICERO conference on digital learning...In addition to grokking with academics, I had another quest in mind: are there edtech entrepreneurs in Finland? And if so, what problems in this seemingly idyllic education environment are they trying to solve? Read More »

Short-Sighted Conservative Gloating On Obamacare

Ed Kilgore | Washington Monthly | October 23, 2013

Truth be told, some of the more interesting writing on the travails of the Obamacare enrollment system is coming from conservative Ross Douthat of the New York Times. On Sunday, he warned Republicans that their cackling over the enrollment mess was obscuring the realization that the Medicaid single-payer element of the Affordable Care Act was functioning better than the private insurance part of the insurance expansion... Read More »