Tech Updates

Top 5 tech updates this week: Apple iPad has competition; ISRO gears up for manned space travel and more

This week’s tech update feature seems to be tilted in favour of transportation — across the road, rail and airways — with India gearing up to debut several innovations in the sector. There’s ISRO’s first manned mission into space, the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project, and the revamp of several Indian rail stations. In other news, […]

Education

Schools miss out in rush to set up academies, MPs find

A rush to set up academies is leaving hundreds of schools ignored by inspectors amid mounting costs for the taxpayer, parliament’s spending watchdog has found. The public accounts committee has concluded that escalating problems in the sector have left civil servants scrambling to change how they examine prospective academies’ financial viability and sponsors’ ability. In […]

Education

Texas Education Agency starts contracting process for special education overhaul

The Texas Education Agency is starting the search for organizations to help school districts overhaul special education following a federal finding that the state had effectively denied students with disabilities access to needed services. Agency officials Monday put out a call for applications for more than $20 million in grants, with applicants limited to Texas universities and […]

Education

The Department of Education’s Obama-Era Initiative on Racial Disparities in School Discipline: Wrong For Students and Teachers, Wrong on the Law

As the title suggests, the article makes two arguments: (1) The Obama Administration’s aggressive application of disparate impact theory to school discipline, is a bad policy; and (2) It goes beyond the scope of the federal government’s authority too. I’ll discuss the second argument in another post. Right now, let me give you a taste […]

Android

Pixel, Pixel XL Users Couldn’t Use Unlimited Google Photos Storage Due to Typo, Issue Fixed

One of the huge advantages of buying a smartphone from the Google Pixel series was unlimited photo and video storage in Google Photos, thereby eradicating the problems of storage forever. This has been applicable on all Pixel smartphones till date – namely the Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL, Google Pixel 2, and Google Pixel 2 XL as well. However, many […]