How can real-time performance data lead to better education outcomes? Over the past two decades, the role of data in international development has expanded rapidly. Policymakers, implementers, funders, and researchers are increasingly using data to make important decisions around resources and priorities. This coincides with the shift from a focus on outputs, such as Millennium Development Goal 2 of universal education attendance, to outcomes, such as Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4’s emphasis on the importance of learning. This focus on outcomes, coupled with increases in data literacy,

... Read more


Vladimir Putin just massed troops on the border of Ukraine while warning the U.S. that anyone who threatens Russia “will regret their deeds more than they have regretted anything in a long time.” As fleets of Chinese fighter jets, armed with electronic warfare technology, now regularly buzz Taiwan, China’s top foreign affairs policymaker just declared that the U.S. “does not have the qualification … to speak to China from a position of strength.” Yikes, that’s life imitating art a little too closely for comfort. Why now? The answer can be found, in part, in a book I have written about before : Michael

... Read more


But to watch the game live, a growing number of venues are asking visitors to prove they've gotten their shots by displaying what's called a "vaccine passport." Oracle Park, home of the San Francisco Giants, and Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, are among a longer list of sports spaces that now require digital vaccine verifications. The arenas are doing so because of health safety protocols from their respective states. Those teams and others have been using an app called Health Pass from technology company Clear for COVID-19 screening. In some cases, showing your status on Health Pass could

... Read more


Climate group applauds Heinrich for farm legislation .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... On April 20, more than two dozen senators reintroduced a bipartisan bill called the Growing Climate Solutions Act.

https://www.abqjournal.com/2388459/climate-group-applauds-heinrich-for-farm-legislation.html

In.uenos Ares, for instance, British residents founded clubs for cricket and a dozen other sports, separate the sports with a ';', for

... Read more


One theory is that relatively high wages there (a result of international trade) created an urgency for firms to substitute machinery for human labor. Over time, finding ways to do more with fewer workers generated higher incomes and living standards. But why might the labor market of the 2020s be a tight one? It boils down to two big ideas: shifts in the global economy and demographics that make workers scarcer in the coming decade than in recent ones; and a newfound and bipartisan determination on the part of policymakers in Washington to achieve full employment. Imagine an isolated farm

... Read more


"It's him against Lewis and they'll go knuckle to knuckle at it." There's no reason not to expect more fireworks this weekend. Neither Mercedes nor indeed Red Bull expect the challengers' season-opening speed to be a one-off, with all kinds of tracks set to favour a well-balanced RB16B car - including a narrow yet extremely fast Imola circuit. Following pre-season testing and the opening race in Bahrain, the Italian track should give us a much better idea of the true pecking order and whether Mercedes' historic title streak really could at yahoo be in danger. Behind Mercedes and Red Bull,

... Read more