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Every day enough data records are created to fill 3 million Libraries of Congress
Tom Wheeler emphasizes the significance of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) because it’s the first time government has stepped in to oversee the unregulated collection of personal information through the internet. According to Wheeler, there are enough data records collected every day that could fill 3 million Libraries of Congress, and it’s only expected to increase exponentially in the coming years.
Florida’s teacher tenure reform slightly increased test achievement in math and reading
In a new Evidence Speaks report, experts examine test results after teacher tenure was eliminated in Florida to better understand how protections for teachers affect students. The authors find that in this case, there is circumstantial evidence that tenure reform marginally increased student test achievement in both math and reading, and improvements were more prominent for the lowest-performing students.
New housing construction in Washington, D.C., is highly concentrated in a few areas
In a post for the Avenue blog, Jenny Schuetz explores where new housing construction and home renovations occurred across Washington, D.C., from 2008 to 2015. She finds that most neighborhoods in the District have built little new housing except for a few concentrated areas including NoMA, the Southwest Waterfront, Shaw, and Brookland.
[The resignation of assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs Wess Mitchell] is surprising news, which seems to have caught everyone off guard. He doesn’t appear to have shared this news with his ambassadors, who were in Washington last week for a global chiefs of mission conference. His deputy is also slated to retire soon, which raises question of near term leadership on European policy at a time of challenges there.