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Standardized Tests Suck. But the Fix Is More Data, Not Less

Standardized Tests Suck. But the Fix Is More Data, Not LessThis week, hundreds of thousands of students across New Jersey and the US took the PARCC exam, but Nathan Fallin wasn’t one of them. Perhaps you’ve heard of PARCC. It’s one of two major standardized tests that are being rolled out across the country this year, intended to measure whether students, classes, schools, and districts […] The post Standardized Tests Suck. But the Fix Is More Data, Not Less appeared first on WIRED.

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Kleiner Partner Didn’t Immediately Investigate Allegations

Ray Lane—former chairman of HP, current president of Oracle, and partner emeritus at storied Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers—said in court on Monday that he made a mistake in handling a sexual harassment report that was brought to his attention at the firm. The post Kleiner Partner Didn’t Immediately Investigate Allegations appeared first on WIRED.

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Your Kid’s School Is Missing the Tech Revolution, and It’s All Your Fault

Your Kid’s School Is Missing the Tech Revolution, and It’s All Your FaultA few months ago, I got an email from a parent at my son’s San Francisco public school, asking if I was familiar with an app called Pencil. It seems that this was a messaging app designed for teachers to communicate with students and their families, and our principal had grown enamored of it. (I’ve […] The post Your Kid’s School Is Missing the Tech Revolution, and It’s All Your Fault appeared first on WIRED.

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Google Wallet Is Now Poised To Compete with Apple Pay After Its Deal with Softcard

Google Wallet Is Now Poised To Compete with Apple Pay After Its Deal with SoftcardGoogle has completed an agreement with U.S. wireless carriers AT&T, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile to pre-install its Google Wallet payments app on Android phones sold by the carriers this year. In addition to the distribution deal, Google has also acquired technology and intellectual property from Softcard (formerly known as Isis Mobile Wallet). The post Google Wallet Is Now Poised To Compete with Apple Pay After Its Deal with Softcard appeared first on WIRED.

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