I saw Director Carr's farewell e-mail. She lists accomplishments over her eight years on the Board "working together as a Seattle Public Schools governance team" and I was astonished to see "began foundational work for a universal preschool partnership with the City of Seattle" on the list.
Did you hear that the NSA doesn't want to go in the backdoor for your data? Nope, they want the key to the front door....from Google (and others). From Extreme Tech:
Instead of handing the NSA a unilateral window into encrypted communications taking place at Google or Apple, Rogers suggested a future in which the encryption keys to access such information would be divided between at least two groups — possibly more. In the simplest example, Google would retain half the key, while the NSA held the other half. Thus, the agency wouldn’t be able to unilaterally snoop inside anyone’s files — it would need Google’s support.Speaking of privacy, a story about teachers remembering that showing student work on social media can be problematic and a violation of student privacy from Rafranz Davis.
“I don’t want a back door,” Rogers, the director of the nation’s top electronic spy agency, said during a speech at Princeton University, according to the Washington Post. “I want a front door. And I want the front door to have multiple locks. Big locks.”
We do not own student work. We cannot share personal thoughts of kids without consent. Trust matters.Hey, looks like my post on "What Happened to..." found one answer. Well, sort of. The Times is reporting this morning about the story of suspected cheating on tests at Beacon Hill that - despite 6 months of work, $25k in contract work (with the contract extended twice) and hiring a handwriting expert - there's no answer to who did this. FYI, I did sent an e-mail to the Board with all the questions from that thread.
From the "Know Your Pioneers" section, here's Katherine Johnston, an African-American physicist, who worked at National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, (pre-NASA). From Quarks to Quasars:
By the time the next year rolled around, Johnson had applied again and found herself with two contracts on her table. One was a contract to teach, and one was to work for NACA.
You should read this because teaching's loss was the American space program's gain.
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