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Technology In Classrooms, A Global Tour

What are the best ways to make our schools — and students — smarter? We don’t have the answer here. But it’s sure to include a healthy dose of looking beyond your own backyard for good ideas that may be working elsewhere. Good teachers and adequate funding are no doubt central. So too is equipping classrooms with the best tools to prepare students for the future.

Explore our collection of recent applications of technology in schools from around the world. To offer a bit of quantitative context, we have also included the number of Internet users per 100 people for each country cited, according to statistics compiled by the World Bank.

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Post-Pandemic Reflections On The Accumulation Of State Power

The public sector has seen a revival in response to COVID-19. This can be a good thing, but must be checked carefully because history tells us of the risks of too much control in the government's hands.

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Medical students protesting at Calcutta Medical Collage and Hospital.

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Vibhav Mariwala

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NEW DELHI — The COVID-19 pandemic marked the beginning of a period of heightened global tensions, social and economic upheaval and of a sustained increase in state intervention in the economy. Consequently, the state has acquired significant powers in managing people’s personal lives, starting from lockdowns and quarantine measures, to providing stimulus and furlough schemes, and now, the regulation of energy consumption.

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