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2 months ago
This article, slated for publication in SSM-Population Health in December, analyses 25 years of fiscal data from California and exposes the crowding out of non-medical social spending (K-12 and higher education, social services, housing, community development et al.) by rapidly increasing health care costs. The researchers wanted to provide a point estimate of the tradeoffs of high medical spending with spending in social and public health areas:There is, in American medicine, a misleading narrative about hard tradeoffs: that reducing ...
2 months ago
Over the weekend of Sept 23+24 the yearly influx of nerds, geeks and crafty folks descended on the NY Hall of Science in Queens for the 8th Annual NY Maker Faire. In addition to the bots, the classes, the talks, drones, go-carts and ice cream were two of EdLab's newest recruits; Angela Perrone and Renata Gaui!!!They were presenting their thesis projects with many other recent graduates of ITP. Check them out!
2 months ago
At long last the official opening of the Smith Learning Theater has been scheduled for October!In the coming week there will be previews of the opening event - "AN OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD INTRODUCTION TO THE LEARNING THEATER."We hope that EdLab alumni and friends will be able to join us for one of these previews.  Just go to the Learning T...
2 months ago
Author Anne Enright delivered the annual Irish Laureate for Fiction lecture in Dublin on 14 September. Here's a snippet:
2 months ago
I read a great article today about Dr. Yingyi Qian's presentation about why the reform of China's education system is imperative due to the emerging technologies such as AI. Dr. Qian is Dean and Professor of the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Sorry it's in Chinese. You can try
2 months ago
There will be no EdLab Seminar this Wednesday (Sept. 27th). Instead, we will host the students in the Human Development Doctoral Colloquium in the EdLab Seminar Space where they will learn about the different teams in the library.  We will provide lunch as normal on Wednesday for staff and our colloquium guests.We are inviting all library staff to participate in one of the two Learning Theater opening event previews scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday afternoon this week.These events are private so please use the links below to ge...
2 months ago
Havard Business Review just published a research article about How the Best School Leaders Create Enduring Change, following are the 9 building blocks about the methods and processes required to build a great school.(These quotes are pulled directly from the article)"1. Challenge the...
The only thing certain in this world is….Taxes? Who wants to talk about taxes in September? I can tell you who is going to have to talk a lot about taxes in September - people elected to office in Washington D.C. After that, they will follow up with budget conversations. This is why we have decided to focus our next Cafe Collection on understanding t...
2 months ago
While attending a conference for the Innovative Learning Environments and Teacher Change Project, I had the opportunity take a tour of the Steelcase Education Center.  Although the center is filled with terrific spaces and interesting applications of Steelcase products, there were several that particularly caught my attention for our own purposes.  Here are three that stood out.1 - Paper Tube Space Definer
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Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains just north of Lynchburg, Virginia, Sweet Briar College opened its doors in 1906 with the mission of encouraging more women to seek higher education, though at the time few finished high school. In the years to follow, it joined Barnard, Vassar, Smith, and Wellesley as among the distinguished women-only educational institutions in the United States. But in 2015, Sweet Briar almost closed for good, with its administrators citing "insurmountable financial challenges." Students were sent home, their classes cance...