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Karl Fisch

Karl Fisch's Public Library

about 10 hours ago

"Coworking spaces started mushrooming in the mid-2000s in response to the changing economy, as workers turned to freelancing or starting their own businesses instead of joining established companies."

about 14 hours ago

"Have you heard of the Arizona Public Enterprise University? One senator wants to remake and rename Arizona State University into “an autonomous, quasi-public, nonprofit corporate entity,” with a bill introduced this session.

While Eileen Klein, president of the Arizona Board of Regents, said the governing board is not taking a position on the bill from Sen. Jeff Dial, R-Chandler, she said it does go in the direction of a “public-private” model the regents would like to see for state universities.

With further cuts looming over high"

Feb 26, 15

"And since we just established that it’s a hopeless activity to try to understand the power of a machine only two steps above us, let’s very concretely state once and for all that there is no way to know what ASI will do or what the consequences will be for us. Anyone who pretends otherwise doesn’t understand what superintelligence means."

Feb 23, 15

"“It’s inhumane what we are doing to the kids, what we are doing to the educational environment, we lost so much instructional time today, it’s ridiculous,” Killion told WTHR-TV in Indianapolis on Feb. 12, after computers froze during a dry run for ISTEP last week.

 

The Superintendent of the Year for 2015, as named by the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents, followed it with this: “I would prefer all of my students’ parents withdraw and become home-schooled during ISTEP, and then we can re-enroll them…"

Feb 21, 15

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Feb 20, 15

" The effect of this motion is that districts will n
ot be penalized
by a lowering of their accreditation rating should their student participation rates fall below 95% on the PARCC
assessments due to parental refusal of their students to take the PARCC assessments"

Feb 20, 15

"Higher education — increasingly unaffordable and unattainable — is on the verge of a transformation that not only could remedy that, but could change the role college plays in our society. Can you imagine the benefits of colleges having little bricks-and-mortar overhead, of each student being taught in ways scientifically tailored to their individual needs, of educators, students and researchers being able to capi­tal­ize on global intelligence?"

Feb 19, 15

"Board member Steve Durham countered with the proposal not to hold districts accountable if not enough students take the tests.

Districts and schools face consequences if participation dips below 95 percent. Districts could see a lowering of accreditation and other sanctions, and schools may be given improvement plans.

Removing those penalties may lead to more students sitting out the tests."

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