Archie, he had a lot of wisdom. I met him at a time when I needed guidance, and I recognized…
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As recently as a year ago, schools across the country, including the middle school in San Francisco where I used to teach, were toning down security. But since the school shooting in Newtown, school districts across the San Francisco Bay Area are ramping up safety measures.
I was sad when I heard about the 26 innocent people who were killed at the school last Friday, but I wasn’t shocked. Shootings happen every day, especially where I’m from.
As I approach the third flight of stairs at my high school, I have to pause just to catch my breath. It’s embarrassing. That’s why I’m making my resolution to exercise in the New Year.
Big data. Everyone has a slightly different definition of this new buzzword.
Rick Smolan, former photographer for National Geographic and TIME Magazine and the author of The Human Face of Big Data, defined the term for us like this:
“When you take several different sources for information and you overlap them and you look for patterns in the data… It’s a little bit like watching the planet develop a nervous system. …All of us walking around with our smartphones, we’ve become human sensors. So we’re all feeding data back into this growing mass of databases, and the ability to collect data, process it, visualize it and react to it in real time is something the human race has never had before.”
For the next few months, I’m planning to stay as far away from cars as possible.
Suspending and expelling students has become commonplace in many states including California. Recent records show more than 700,000 students suspended and 18,000…
The phrase “I don’t give an F-Bomb” resonates throughout high school hallways every day, especially in Oakland public schools. Which…