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Opinion | The Two Codes Your Kids Need to Know
Feb. 12, 2019 | The New York Times | By Thomas L. Friedman, Opinion Columnist.

A few years ago, the leaders of the College Board, the folks who administer the SAT college entrance exam, asked themselves a radical question: Of all the skills and knowledge that we test young people for that we know are correlated with success in college and in life, which is the most important? Their answer: the ability to master “two codes” — computer science and the U.S. Constitution......please show their work: “Why these two codes?”

Answer: if you want to be an empowered citizen in our democracy — able to not only navigate society and its institutions but also to improve and shape them, and not just be shaped by them — you need to know how the code of the U.S. Constitution works. And if you want to be an empowered and adaptive worker or artist or writer or scientist or teacher — and be able to shape the world around you, and not just be shaped by it — you need to know how computers work and how to shape them.....the internet, big data and artificial intelligence now the essential building blocks of almost every industry....mastering the principles and basic coding techniques that drive computers and other devices “will be more prepared for nearly every job,”....“At the same time, the Constitution forms the foundational code that gives shape to America and defines our essential liberties — it is the indispensable guide to our lives as productive citizens.”......“Understanding how government works is the essence of power. To be a strong citizen, you need to know how the structures of our government work and how to operate within them.”
African-Americans  civics  coding  constitutions  education  engaged_citizenry  foundational  high_schools  indispensable  individual_agency  life_skills  op-ed  public_education  questions  SAT  show_your_work  students  Tom_Friedman  women 
8 days ago by jerryking
Glyphosate weed killers increase cancer risk by 41 percent, study says | CNN
Glyphosate, an herbicide that remains the world's most ubiquitous weed killer, raises the cancer risk of those exposed to it by 41 percent, a new UW analysis says. Lianne Sheppard, a professor of environmental and occupational health sciences, and Rachel Shaffer, a graduate student in environmental toxicology, are quoted.
CNN  natl  !UWitM  2019  Shaffer.Rachel  students  Department:Environmental&Occupational.Health.Sciences  School:Public.Health  Sheppard.Lianne 
9 days ago by uwnews
Glyphosate exposure increases cancer risk up to 41 percent, study finds | EcoWatch
A new meta-analysis of glyphosate suggests that people who are highly exposed to the popular herbicide have a 41 percent increased risk of developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Lianne Sheppard, a professor of environmental and occupational health sciences, and Rachel Shaffer, a graduate student in environmental toxicology, are quoted.
Shaffer.Rachel  EcoWatch  !UWitM  2019  natl  Sheppard.Lianne  School:Public.Health  Department:Environmental&Occupational.Health.Sciences  students 
9 days ago by uwnews
Glyphosate exposure increases cancer risk up to 41 percent, study finds | Farmers Weekly
People who have high exposure to pesticides containing glyphosate have an increased risk of contracting a certain type of cancer, UW scientists say. Lianne Sheppard, a professor of environmental and occupational health sciences, and Rachel Shaffer, a graduate student in environmental toxicology, are quoted.
Farmers.Weekly  !UWitM  2019  natl  School:Public.Health  Shaffer.Rachel  Department:Environmental&Occupational.Health.Sciences  students  Sheppard.Lianne 
9 days ago by uwnews
The Russell Family Foundation Announces Pierce County Leaders Participating in Jane's Fellowship Program Class 8
Russell Family Foundation, Class 8 includes current PPE student Micah Tucker and alumna Rosalinda Castro, '15, EGL.
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10 days ago by uwtacoma
Geek of the Week: Air Force and Blue Origin vet Katherine Pratt aims high as a PhD candidate with an eye on data privacy | GeekWire
Katherine Pratt has a degree from MIT, she interned at Blue Origin, worked on fighter jets in the Air Force, interned for a congresswoman, and is chasing her PhD at the University of Washington. It seems there’s no slowing down GeekWire's extra geeky Geek of the Week.
Pratt.Katherine  GeekWire  !UWitM  2019  College:Engineering  Department:Electrical.Engineering  students  regl 
12 days ago by uwnews
Washington introduces landmark algorithmic accountability laws | Fast Company
Lawmakers in Washington are taking steps to tame technology that uses computer algorithms. Katherine Pratt, a doctoral candidate in electrical and computer engineering the UW, is quoted.
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