Putting Education Reform To The Test

Gates Foundation Explains Grants For Student Biosensor Research

The Gates Foundation has explained $1.4 million in grants it gave to develop devices which measure student emotional response. The grants for the ‘galvanic skin response’ devices caused a stir when educators speculated they might be used to assess teacher performance.

DENVER (Reuters) – The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which has poured more than $4 billion into efforts to transform public education in the U.S., is pushing to develop an “engagement pedometer.” Biometric devices wrapped around the wrists of students would identify which classroom moments excite and interest them — and which fall flat.

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