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Testing the metrics

MIT researchers refine yardstick for measuring schools and teachers by Peter Dizikes, MIT News Office CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — In recent years, 14 states in the U.S. have begun assessing teachers and schools using Value-Added Models, or VAMs. The idea is simple enough: A VAM looks at

Peatlands, already dwindling, could face further losses

Climate change could damage the fragile zones, causing major carbon emissions by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Tropical peat swamp forests, which once occupied large swaths of Southeast Asia and other areas, provided a significant “sink” that helped remove carbon dioxide