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Subaru to Share Zero Landfill Expertise With National Park Service

News release: “Subaru, recognized for having the first automotive assembly plant in America designated as zero landfill, today announced it will share its knowledge of zero landfill practices with the National Park Service to reduce landfill waste from the parks. In partnership with National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), a non-profit national park advocacy group, theContinue Reading

New on LLRX – How Robots and Computer Algorithms are Challenging Jobs and the Economy

Via LLRX.com – How Robots and Computer Algorithms are Challenging Jobs and the Economy – Alan Rothman casts an expert eye onto the landscape of an growing phenomenon – the rise of robotic technologies and their current and forthcoming impact on our workforce and on the economy. This review was sparked by a new bookContinue Reading

Inside Higher Ed – The Invisible Learners Taking MOOCs

The Invisible Learners Taking MOOCs – George Veletsianos: “Anyone, anywhere, at any point in time will be able to take advantage of high quality education.” That could be a tagline from just about any enthusiast or provider of open online courses (often called MOOCs). The intention certainly seems laudable and, if not transformational, at least desirable. WhatContinue Reading

WSJ – The Anti-Poverty Experiment

“In the U.S. and abroad, a new generation of data-driven programs is testing ways to help the poor to save more, live better and find their own way to economic security.” Referenced Research Article – Science 15 May 2015: Vol. 348 no. 6236  DOI: 10.1126/science.1260799 – A multifaceted program causes lasting progress for the veryContinue Reading

Google releases latest report on diversity

Google news release: “Last month, we shared our long term strategy for improving diversity at Google and across the industry (http://goo.gl/0vQ5lX). We’re encouraged that this important issue is now being discussed openly – including at events and conferences like the recent Code Conference and our own Google I/O conference (http://goo.gl/Csw9Fr). But it’s fair to ask:Continue Reading

Top Languages Spoken by English Language Learners Nationally and by State

Migration Policy Institute – Ariel G. Ruiz Soto, Sarah Hooker, and Jeanne Batalova. June 2015 “While the languages spoken by English Language Learner (ELL) students in the United States are very diverse, Spanish is the most common first or home language, spoken by 71 percent of ELL students. This fact sheet, drawing upon data fromContinue Reading

Per Pupil Spending Varies Heavily Across United States

“Per pupil spending for the nation was $10,700 during fiscal year 2013, a 0.9 percent increase from 2012, but varied heavily among states with a high of $19,818 in New York and a low of $6,555 in Utah.  Today’s findings come from Public Education Finances: 2013, which provides figures on revenues, expenditures, debt and assetsContinue Reading

Stabilizing Wage Policy

Kurz, Mordecai, Stabilizing Wage Policy (May 27, 2015). Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2612175 “Summary: A rapid recovery from deflationary shocks that result in transition to the Zero Lower Bound (ZLB) requires that policy generate an inflationary counter-force. Monetary policy cannot achieve it and the lesson of the 2007-2015 Great Recession is that growing debtContinue Reading

Fixing Europe’s Youth Unemployment and Skills Mismatch

Floreani, Vincent Arthur, Fixing Europe’s Youth Unemployment and Skills Mismatch, Can Public Financial Support to SMEs Be Effective? The Case of the European Commission and European Investment Bank Joint Initiatives (April 1, 2014). Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2611374 ““We risk having a generation that hasn’t held a job. Personal dignity comes from working […]Continue Reading

On the Road to ‘Pre-K for All': The Launch of UPK in New York City

Crawford, Susan P. and Lader, Mary-Catherine and Smith, Maria, On the Road to ‘Pre-K for All': The Launch of UPK in New York City (May 24, 2015). Berkman Center Research Publication No. 2015-9. Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2610694 Executive Summary “Over the spring and summer of 2014, New York City put in place aContinue Reading

Women and Men of Harvard Law School: Preliminary Results from the HLS Career Study

Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession – Women and Men of Harvard Law School: Preliminary Results from the HLS Career Study, 2015 “Introduction – There is widespread consensus that the legal profession stands at an important inflection point. Traditional models of professional organization, practice, and education are under increasing pressure to adapt toContinue Reading

Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google

Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google – A review of James Palfrey’s new book ‘BiblioTech,’ and the culturally critical role libraries play. By Amien Essif / AlterNet – May 11, 2015 “James Palfrey, in his new book BiblioTech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google, gives someContinue Reading