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Hechinger Report contributing editor Jill Barshay took part in a podcast with Bloomberg radio last week, talking about technology and education and answering some burning questions.

Barshay teamed up with USA Today education reporter Greg Toppo to explain:

-Why are there still textbooks in 2012?
-Why are educational businesses salivating over the common core standards?
-How effective are video games at educating kids?

Listen to the interview (Barshay and Toppo interview starts ~13:40) at Bloomberg’s site.

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Jill Barshay writes the weekly “Proof Points” column about education research and data, covering a range of topics from early childhood to higher education. She taught algebra to ninth-graders for...

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