Kids, you know that studying is boring, CNET reports. Now I can tell you that it’s useless, too. Oh, of course I always knew this deep down inside, but I was waiting for the one thing that would confirm this: data. My eyes and ears are bathing in the finest and most accurate data money can buy: data from Google. The quote that Google’s Laszlo Bock — who enjoys the stunningly human title of senior vice president of people operations — emitted to The New York Times is joyous: “GPA’s are worthless as a criteria for hiring, and test scores are worthless.” You see, I wasn’t exaggerating. Google has finally decided that academic excellence is just that — academic……Read More
Podcast Series: Innovations in Education
Explore the full series of eSchool News podcasts hosted by Kevin Hogan—created to keep you on the cutting edge of innovations in education.