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When fitness bands become student–tracking devices

A "nightmarish" vision of a future in which technology makes physical education more boring, judgmental and narrow is driving a new study by a University of Queensland academic.

1 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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American Indians disproportionately disciplined at school compared to white students

School disciplinary actions handed down to students at Utah public schools disproportionately impact American Indian children over all other ethnicities enrolled in the state's public education ...

Fri 22 May 15 from

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Cashless Payments Overtake Notes Over In The UK

It used to be back in the day, only certain establishments would accept credit cards, and even then there was a minimum amount that had to be spent before cards would be accepted. Fast forward ...

Thu 21 May 15 from Ubergizmo

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Professor seeks retraction of Science article he co-authored

Citing irregularities on the part of his colleague, a prominent Columbia University professor has asked Science magazine to retract a study he co-authored last year about the ability of openly ...

Wed 20 May 15 from

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How alternative currencies could catch on and cash in

Alternatives to cash, like Bitcoin and Uber, may never replace the coins in our pockets or paper bills in our wallets, but they are creating significant social and economic impacts, and with ...

Thu 21 May 15 from

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Cost of wages and lack of competence the greatest obstacles to productivity improvement

According to small and medium-sized enterprises, sizable social security and other wage-related costs still form the single greatest obstacle for improving productivity. Additionally, a lack ...

Thu 21 May 15 from

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Case of Guatemalans at Iowa plant reflects desperation amid globalization

Many undocumented workers from Latin America risk migrating to the United States to take jobs in which they will be exploited because they are fleeing from desperate situations and see opportunities ...

Thu 21 May 15 from

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Report on expanded success initiative points to changes in schools

A new report on New York City's Expanded Success Initiative (ESI), which is designed to boost college and career readiness among Black and Latino male students, finds that the schools involved ...

Thu 21 May 15 from

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The flight of the oryx: Doha, an emerging, well-connected knowledge hub

Qatar's capital city, Doha, is set to emerge as a major knowledge hub, with its educated, high-tech workforce and its international connectivity. However, the lack of a cohesive plan for development ...

Thu 21 May 15 from

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Teen arrested after allegedly taking down school district's Web access

Technically Incorrect: A 17-year-old from Idaho is reportedly accused of paying a third party to organize DDoS attacks against his school district.

Wed 20 May 15 from CNET

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