Stratasan Places in Top Three at 2012 Health DatapaloozaEON: Enhanced Online News (press release)Founded in 2010, Stratasan provides health analytics in an intuitive, cloud-based format allowing instant access to the intelligence healthcare...
THE world of data visualisations is undergoing such a revolution due to the avalanche of information and sleek presentation software, that it has opened up a vibrant debate as to what sorts of infographics are useful and reve...
Last week I linked to an ad for a Data Editor position at Nature Magazine. I was super excited that Nature was recognizing data as an important growth area. But the ad doesn’t mention anything about...
It was 3 a.m. and there was still work to be done. Or maybe it always feels that way to anyone working in the world of algorithms and code. A group of data experts — some from government agencies, others from online media — had been hacking away by the glow of their laptops for the past 18 hours. Only this time it wasn’t building digital graphics for the Education Department or analyzing poverty data for the Census Bureau.
They were working for nonprofits that could not afford their services.(Read more...)
And, the medical information data gleaned from your child will be stored by the school and the Feds to make "data driven decisions" on your child's health and learning. Say goodbye to the school nurse and hello to Dr.
Of all the winners announced this week for the 63rd annual George Polk Award, California Watch’s “Decoding Prime” series is the one that catches my eye.
California Watch, a project of the Center for Investigative Reporting, is only in its third year of existence after launching in 2009. The organization is joined by long-established names on the winners list like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, ABC 20/20, Bloomberg and The Associated Press.(...)
In 2008 the Stanford economist Eric Hanushek developed a new way to examine the link between a country’s GDP and the academic test scores of its children. He found that if one country’s scores were only half a standard deviation higher than another’s in 1960, its GDP grew a full percentage point faster in every subsequent year through 2000.
Using Hanushek’s methods, McKinsey & Company has estimated that if the U.S. had closed the education achievement gap with better-performing nations, GDP in 2010 could have been 8% to 14%—$1.2 trillion to $2.1 trillion—higher. The report’s authors called this gap “the economic equivalent of a permanent national recession.”
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