Archives Oct. 16, 2016

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Facebook-backed education tool tests parents' privacy fears

Summit Basecamp, a joint project of Facebook and the high-performing charter-school network Summit Public Schools, is an example of an increasingly popular education trend -- data-driven "personalized learning." Its most fervent backers have framed it as the next big thing in education, re-imagining how classrooms work and allowing teachers to reach students across a wide spectrum. But some parents, researchers and privacy advocates worry about what information is being collected and how it is being used.

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Bill Clinton’s taxpayer-funded pad may violate nonprofit rules

Bill Clinton is enjoying the private residence above his presidential library in Arkansas at the expense of taxpayers and his charity foundation — a potential violation of nonprofit regulations.

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Kapos: High-profile Chicago couple, Bob Dylan pop up in WikiLeaks

Along with revealing the inner workings of a presidential campaign, hacked emails recently released by WikiLeaks offer some insight into how Chicago’s elite operate.

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