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Joe Nocera: Teachers shouldn’t be learning on the job

I’m starting to wonder if we’ve entered some kind of golden age of books about education. First came Paul Tough’s book, “How Children Succeed,” about the importance of developing noncognitive skills in students. It was published in September 2012. Then came “The Smartest Kids in the World,” by Amanda Ripley, which tackled the question of […]

August 05, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Joe Nocera: Dogged by data theft

“What is stopping us from moving to this kind of technology?” asked a perplexed Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. It was last Tuesday, and the Senate Judiciary Committee, on which Klobuchar sits, was holding a hearing about the recent breaches of Target and Neiman Marcus in which the data from tens of millions of credit and […]

February 12, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

The Gun Report, one year later

It has been a year since my assistant, Jennifer Mascia, and I started publishing The Gun Report, an effort to use my blog to aggregate daily gun violence in America. Our methodology is pretty simple: We do a Google News search each weekday morning for the previous day’s shootings and then list them. Most days, […]

February 09, 2014 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

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