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Seth Mnookin: Fighting a one-of-a-kind disease.

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 23:00
Matt Might and Cristina Casanova met in the spring of 2002, as twenty-year-old undergraduates at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Cristina was an industrial-design major with an interest in philosophy; Matt was a shy computer geek obsessed with “Star Trek.” At first, Cristina took no . . . (Subscription required.)
Categories: Politics and Such

Rachel Aviv: A middle-school cheating scandal raises questions about No Child Left Behind.

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 23:00
One afternoon in the spring of 2006, Damany Lewis, a math teacher at Parks Middle School, in Atlanta, unlocked the room where standardized tests were kept. It was the week before his students took the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test, which determined whether schools in Georgia had met federal standards of . . .
Categories: Politics and Such

Nicholas Lemann: Janet Yellen confronts the financial crisis.

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 23:00
In April, two months after Janet Yellen took over as chair of the Federal Reserve Board, she went to New York to make her first speech to the financial industry. In a Times Square hotel ballroom, Yellen, a small woman with a helmet of white hair, sat on a three . . . (Subscription required.)
Categories: Politics and Such

Ben McGrath: Are the X Games aging out?

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 23:00
Last month, at a party in downtown Austin to celebrate the start of the X Games, ESPN’s showcase for action sports, now in its twentieth year, I met a marketing manager named Scott Schoppert. He wasn’t a fan of the X Games per se, although he . . . (Subscription required.)
Categories: Politics and Such

Seth Mnookin: Fighting a one-of-a-kind disease.

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 23:00
Matt Might and Cristina Casanova met in the spring of 2002, as twenty-year-old undergraduates at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Cristina was an industrial-design major with an interest in philosophy; Matt was a shy computer geek obsessed with “Star Trek.” At first, Cristina took no . . . (Subscription required.)
Categories: Politics and Such

Rachel Aviv: A middle-school cheating scandal raises questions about No Child Left Behind.

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 23:00
One afternoon in the spring of 2006, Damany Lewis, a math teacher at Parks Middle School, in Atlanta, unlocked the room where standardized tests were kept. It was the week before his students took the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test, which determined whether schools in Georgia had met federal standards of . . .
Categories: Politics and Such

Nicholas Lemann: Janet Yellen confronts the financial crisis.

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 23:00
In April, two months after Janet Yellen took over as chair of the Federal Reserve Board, she went to New York to make her first speech to the financial industry. In a Times Square hotel ballroom, Yellen, a small woman with a helmet of white hair, sat on a three . . . (Subscription required.)
Categories: Politics and Such

Ben McGrath: Are the X Games aging out?

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 23:00
Last month, at a party in downtown Austin to celebrate the start of the X Games, ESPN’s showcase for action sports, now in its twentieth year, I met a marketing manager named Scott Schoppert. He wasn’t a fan of the X Games per se, although he . . . (Subscription required.)
Categories: Politics and Such