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The New York Times
– Feb 24, 7:14 AM
They asked Katherine Johnson for the moon, and she gave it to them. Wielding little more than a pencil, a slide rule and one of the finest mathematical minds in the country, Mrs. Johnson, whose death at 101 was announced on Monday by NASA…
—Vanessa Solis/Education Week. Source image: Getty In our last “What Works” essay, we cast serious doubt on the value of teachers analyzing student test data. Studies find the practice on average doesn't produce student…
The Washington Post
– Feb 24, 6:59 AM
Her title, poached by the technology that would soon make the services of many of her colleagues obsolete, was “computer.” Mrs. Johnson, 101, went on to develop equations that helped the NACA and its successor, NASA, send astronauts…