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Jason Becker
Works at Annenberg Institute of School Reform and Providence Public Schools
Attended Brown University
Lives in Providence, RI
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I may actually share on here again since the update brought native link sharing to iOS. I'm surprised I heard nothing about this major update, but perhaps it just signifies how slow/dead Plus is.

So my question is, should I come back to posting on here? To a of folks seem to follow me all the time even though I'm inactive. If I get enough interest (7+ real people) I'll share here again.

To get a sense of what I might post, you can look at how I've experimented with Tumblr.
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The future of computing, as I see it. See also: thoughts on Android, Windows 8, and iOS.
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I'm a huge fan of the way MassInsight is thinking about reform.
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Insanity.
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Looks interesting. There's a pretty good review here: http://exploringdatablog.blogspot.com/2012/12/data-science-data-analysis-r-and-python.html

I was disappointed to hear the book doesn't explore Python more, if only because it seems to be the path I'm personally going to go down and it is very important to a large portion of the data analysis field. Given that the book is seeking to teach statisticians and data analysts material that their colleagues who came from computer science typically had more formal introductions to, using a more general programming language than R would have been helpful for at least some examples.
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This is an excellent description of how I would use VAM.
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What's perhaps most surprising about the teacher evaluation systems people are developing is they all use the awful point system or letter grades that are en vogue for "balanced score cards" or whatever we're calling them. That's not a good way to use multiple measures or to design a system. See also: http://blog.jasonpbecker.com/blog/2012/09/19/thoughts-on-grading/ and http://shankerblog.org/?p=7199

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If it continues to be a battle, I don't think there is any long term hope for big impacts.
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Education Research and Policy Analysis
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  • Annenberg Institute of School Reform and Providence Public Schools
    Harvard Strategic Data Fellow, 2012 - present
  • Rhode Island Department of Education
    Research Specialist, 2010 - 2012
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  • Brown University
    Urban Education Policy, 2009 - 2010
  • Brown University
    Chemistry, 2005 - 2009
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