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Sputnik 3.0?

The 2009 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) data have been released, and the U.S. once again is shown to be lagging behind many other developed countries. Is this, as some have suggested, a Sputnik moment? It’s worth reflecting on the original Sputnik moment. In October 1957, Russia launched a satellite into space, immediately prompting fears that the […]

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We Feel Fine, Really.

In this short clip from Sputnik, Jonathan Harris describes the workings of his website, We Feel Fine, which explores global human emotions in a unique and integrated (and English) format. As educators, we should take note. Part computer scientist, part anthropologist, part visual artist, and part storyteller — Jonathan represents the next generation of thinkers […]

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