Robert Earl

Robert Earl, a partner in a strategic consulting firm in Arlington, Virginia, has served in the federal government, in the defense industry, and in the Marine Corps.  He is a Naval Academy graduate and Rhodes Scholar and has spent many years observing public school classrooms.

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    Mobile devices are ubiquitous in American high schools, and their use is harder to regulate than old-fashioned note passing. But here's why teachers should be paying closer attention.

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Where Time Comes From

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Computer Vision Syndrome and You

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What Happens in 60 Seconds

Quantifying human activity around the world

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