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Colleges are using big data to track students in an effort to boost graduation rates, but it comes at a cost

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Companies like Amazon and Netflix have been using data tools like these for years to track our clicks and steer us to buy or watch more of their products. James Wiley is a technology analyst with Eduventures, which does consulting work for companies in the predictive analytics industry. It’s grown into a $500 million market with more than 30 for-profit companies selling predictive analytics tools to colleges. And new companies were popping up to sell data analytics packages.

How a Chinatown school is trying to bring more diversity to theater

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Around 2009, Lee learned about the Junior Theater Festival (JTF) in Atlanta, where students from across the country gather for three days to compete, take workshops and nerd out over musical theater. A two-year pilot program for a year-round, after-school theater club at Yung Wing was underwritten by Freddie and Myrna Gershon, a philanthropically minded theater-world couple (Freddie is chairman and CEO of the licensing company Music Theatre International).