India tries coding camps, craft centers and all-girls schools to fight illiteracy

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billion people, India is second only to China in population, and will account for 25 percent of the world’s labor pool by 2030. In 2003, the Prerna Girls School began providing a low-cost option that has served over 5,000 girls from impoverished families.

Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology

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My bet is that by 2040, our children will look back on this period between 2015 and 2030 in education technology much the same way internet historians look to the period 1995 to 2010 as the birth of the commercial web. As recently as 1997, only 27 percent of America’s K-12 school had internet access—a number that skyrocketed to 92 percent by 2003. Over the past 25 years, multiple waves of education technology and innovation have slowly washed into America’s schools and colleges.

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The looming decline of the public research university

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share of all research and development funding worldwide dropped from more than a third to barely a quarter from 2003 to 2013, the most recent period for which the figures are available, according to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. This article appears courtesy of Washington Monthly.