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Incentivizing cheating: Can we learn from Atlanta?

Apr 2, 2013
Key figures in the Atlanta school cheating scandal admit to the practice, but did we learn anything about incentives?
Posted In: Education, teachers, cheating, testing
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New test in New York means new test prep

Oct 9, 2012
New York is revising the gifted and talented student test that pre-schoolers take. The new standardized test means sleepless nights for parents -- and a new demand for test prep.
Posted In: testing, New York, Education
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What if car makers released 'beta' versions?

Dec 5, 2011
Companies who produce technology, from Apple to Google to Marketplace, rely on the "beta" release to get new products to market before they're bug free. But are we too liberal with the term?
Posted In: software, beta, testing
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How healthy and clean was seafood from the Gulf of Mexico before the oil spill?

Aug 3, 2010
According to a lot of people I've talked to for stories about the oil spill, demand for Gulf seafood is off. It seems like a lot of people are a...
Posted In: BP, contaminants, fishing, NOAA, oil spill, polution, seafood, season, shrimp, testing, water

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