Hack Education Weekly Newsletter (HEWN)

  • May 27, 2017 HEWN, No. 215

    I learned this week that Doc Martens no longer makes 20-eye, knee-high boots. I’m devastated. I’ve worn black Doc Martens since I was a teenager. Perhaps I’m supposed to take this as a sign it...

  • May 20, 2017 HEWN, No. 214

    After almost 150 years, The Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus will hold its final show this weekend. Of course, we elected a Presi...

  • May 14, 2017 HEWN, No. 213

    I’m a little late sending out this newsletter – apologies. I’ve spent the last few days in NYC, attending an orientation at Columbia University for the Spencer Education Journalism Fellowship. I...

  • May 06, 2017 HEWN, No. 212

    What if I told you that the “backfire effect ” as depicted in that Oatmeal cartoon everyone’...

  • April 29, 2017 HEWN, No. 211

    “To believe that change is driven by technology, when technology is driven by humans,” Jill Lepore observes in an in...

  • April 22, 2017 HEWN, No. 210

    Although I might name Margaret Atwood as one of my favorite living novelists, I’ve never felt compelled to re-read *The Handmaid’s Tale*. I read it decades ago (although probably a decade after it...

  • April 15, 2017 HEWN, No. 209

    In preparing to cross national borders for my visit to the UK, I logged out of everything and deleted all the social media apps from my phone. For the duration of my visit, my phone really just served...

  • April 08, 2017 HEWN, No. 208

    I’ve been on the road for almost two weeks now – and I’ve spoken far too many

  • April 01, 2017 HEWN, No. 207

    I have a shorter list of links to share with you today, in part because I’m traveling and it’s always challenging to keep track of what’s going on (on and offline) while on the road. (It’s a b...

  • March 25, 2017 HEWN, No. 206

    Many of the links I bookmarked and initially planned to share in this week’s newsletter pertained to health care and health insurance