Gaining the Right To Enter a State Market in District Services...


Today, John Doerr, partner in the famed venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers briefed the National Governors Association on the emerging industry in green technologies. It's a "must watch" for the leaders of Knowledge Alliance, SIIA and EIA.


As the number of emails editors receive each day increases, pitching a specific story about your company and its services/products instead of multiple news releases can be an effective way to catch their attention.


The social keiretsu imitates the vertical and horizontal spread of its commercial counterpart.


In the next several postings I hope to demonstrate how the network spotlighted by eduwonkette and discussed much earlier by Alexander Russo and yours truly is a kind of social keiretsu in market-based public education reform.


This is the sixth in series addressing the questions implied by Alexander Russo's statement. “Social entrepreneurship is everywhere these days…. And of course it's a big buzzword in certain education circles as well. I still don't know what it means.” In this series of posts, I’ve tried to strip away the vague and overbroad use of the phrase; its applications to intrapreneurship within school districts or dominant publishers, commercial entrepreneurship in public education, and any new nonprofit in public education. This leaves us with two operationally useful definitions, and the answer to Uberblogger Russo’s fundamental question whether “social ...


Homework is good if: it is truly tied to the instruction that was recently delivered; it really helps the child understand the concepts better, and most importantly; the child has access to one-to-one help when the child is stuck on his or her homework.


I promise to jump back into the debate over the "AEI-edsector-Fordham-plus" axis with both feet tomorrow. Just a few points until then. Short of vouchers, I am an unabashed advocate for a market in public education, as anyone who reads what I've written here on edbizbuzz or in print, listened to my podcasts, reviewed my resume, or met me knows....


There is a market space opening up between education agencies and the providers of teaching and learning products, services and materials. It’s akin to the role of the consulting architect in construction - a third party whose only stake in the outcome is a reputation for independence and objectivity.


It's easy to understand why some might consider this group to be a self-perpetuating, insular club less likely to engage each other in deep debate, more inclined to mutual back slapping and log rolling - and to writing the history of reform policy in ways that place them in a favorable light.


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