Standardized Testing Takes Center Stage

Every issue explores cutting-edge developments in technology, medicine, education, climate change, and much more. Articles provide in-depth analyses of science and technology’s impact on public policy, the economy, and society—bringing today’s best minds to bear on tomorrow’s most critical topics.

Editor's Journal

  • Testy about Testing

    Testy about Testing Concerns about race, class, unions, and state budget priorities have elevated the testing of students to a major national issue–and muddied the discussion. Discussions of standardized testing often seem… Read More

From the Hill

  • From the Hill – Winter 2003

    Proposed big increases for R&D in FY 2003 may be in jeopardy Hefty increases in research and development (R&D) spending proposed by the House and Senate for fiscal year (FY) 2003 may… Read More



Real Numbers

Book Reviews

  • Book cover of Smart Mobs

    Broadband on the run

    Smart mobs is veteran tech-watcher Howard Rheingold’s term for the growing ranks of people linked to each other through the mobile Internet. In the millions worldwide today, mobile devices could start outnumbering… Read More
  • Beyond College for All by James Rosenbaum

    The forgotten half

    Beyond College for All reexamines the school-to-work transition for those who do not go on to further education after high school. In particular, it focuses on the connections and contacts made (or… Read More
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