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GreatSchools Wanted to Disrupt Online School Ratings. But Did It Make Neighborhood Segregation Worse?

While the website has become the go-to source for information on local schools, research from Matherly Professor of Information Systems Anuj Kumar highlights that after GreatSchools was introduced, the gap between average home prices near schools with better ratings increased by

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Looking for a home? You’ve seen GreatSchools ratings. Here’s how they nudge families toward schools with fewer black and Hispanic students.

“What’s the right way to judge a school? Across the country, states and school districts have devised their own systems of letter grades and color-coded dashboards based on test scores and graduation rates. But arguably the most visible and influential

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UF retail expert shares holiday shopping trends

“Retailers gearing up for another busy holiday season both in-store and online are hoping to lure consumers to buy their products with new methods,” writes The Gainesville Sun.  See what those new methods are, according to Matherly Professor of Information

Warrington professor gives TEDx talk on how online school ratings accelerate segregation in America

Matherly Professor of Information Systems Anuj Kumar shares surprising data from a recent research study that shows how segregation in the U.S. has been impacted by the availability of online school ratings and challenges us to look beyond the internet for

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When a website tells you what to buy, does it work?

How e-retailers leverage product recommendations to increase sales By Anuj Kumar, Matherly Professor of Information Systems Influencing consumer decisions is a priority for retailers, and in this quickly growing digital age it’s becoming more important to understand how and where

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Brick and mortar “showrooms”? How stores can survive in the digital age

By Anuj Kumar, Mathery Professor of Information Systems, and Amit Mehra, Associate Professor of Information Systems, Jindal School of Management, University of Texas – Dallas Popular stores such as Macy’s, Old Navy, Gap, Kohl’s, and American Apparel have closed hundreds

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Information Systems and Operations Management professor’s research on how wealthy families use school ratings to self-segregate featured among most popular stories

Matherly Professor Dr. Anuj Kumar’s research highlighted in a recent story, Power is knowledge: New study finds that wealthy, educated families are using school ratings to self-segregate, by The 74Million was among the top most read stories on the education

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Florida’s St. Lucie County braces for ‘Amazon effect,’ but is that a good thing?

Commercial Circle in St. Lucie County, just west of Fort Pierce, Florida, will soon be home to a new Amazon delivery station. While the e-commerce giant says the warehouse will create 200-300 jobs in the area, Dr. Anuj Kumar, Matherly

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‘Do You Support Busing?’ Is Not the Best Question

“In the short time since Kamala Harris and Joe Biden tangled over the history of busing in the first Democratic primary debate, the question has awkwardly shifted to the present,” writes The New York Times. “That is not the right

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Power is knowledge: New study finds that wealthy, educated families are using school ratings to self-segregate

Every parent wants the best for their child, but some are willing to risk more than others to help their kids, especially when it comes to getting into good schools. While recent headlines have dominated about the risks parents of