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This grading algorithm is failing students

Commentary / World Jul 20, 2020

This grading algorithm is failing students

Schools around the world are trying to figure out what education in the time of COVID-19 will look like — and specifically how, where personal contact isn’t possible, to monitor and assess students’ progress. The experience of Hadrien Pellous, a high school senior in ...

Commentary / World Apr 25, 2020

Pandemic data could be deadly for the elderly

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought out some ugly truths about modern-day ageism. A combination of the virus’s properties, an overwhelmed health care system and systematic neglect have taken a brutal toll on the elderly. Unfortunately, it could get worse — if countries effectively automate ageism ...