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Data Governance: We must be careful how data is used in fighting COVID

Originally published in the Standard, April 3, 2020 Times of crisis require difficult trade-offs between competing public interests. On one hand for example, the government has announced a curfew as a means to working to halt the spread the COVID-19 virus, and on the other, there are challenges with contraventions of constitutional freedoms like the …

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Home education can help our children thrive beyond this crisis

Originally Published in The Standard, March 20, 2020. “My advice for any parents wanting to homeschool during the school shutdown – don’t,” said a meme that I read this week. “Arguing with your kids to do work is not what anyone needs now. Instead, cuddle up together and read, read read.”  The meme continues to …

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