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June 29, 2017

'Mass Personalization' Drives Learning Experiment at AltSchool

It's hard and historically expensive to personalize learning. AltSchool's founders think they know how and that an exponential change in learning will follow.

June 05, 2017

Stop Charter School War; Build a New Learning System

The Charter School War in Los Angeles just continues a debilitating fight started nearly two decades ago. One way forward is to shift attention to designing and building fundamentally different ways of teaching and learning.

June 01, 2017

A New School District Design for Los Angeles

If all publically financed schools in Los Angeles got substantial operating authority, what would hold the system together? Here's a sketch of a "big tent" school system design.

April 17, 2017

Innovative Latin American School Design Coming to California

Columbia's highly successful Escuela Nueva: featuring cooperative, personalized, active learning is coming to the United States, maybe to a school near you, write Tom Luschei and Sarah Smith Orr.

March 13, 2017

How Creating Networks Builds Winning School Districts

The Vista Unified School District won a XQ super school prize. Superintendent Devin Vodička attributes success to deliberately creating relational networks. Here, a conversation with the superintendent and University of California San Diego professor Alan J. Daly.

March 08, 2017

The Fossils Are Old; The Scientists Are Young

Elementary school students do real science in a partnership between L.A. Summit Prep and the La Brea Tar Pits funded by the National Science Foundation.

October 14, 2016

How to Bring L.A.'s Schooling Into the 21st Century

Almost all the education wars are being fought on a very small battlefield. There's real carnage, but no winners. We should switch the reform fight to building a new learning system: Learning 2.0.

September 15, 2016

My Design Specifications for 21st-Century LA Schools

Los Angeles is locked in controversy about charter schools: more, fewer, none. That's the wrong discussion. Instead, we should be designing a truly 21st Century school system. Here are some design ideas.

August 29, 2016

Building on Minecraft's Educational Potential

I am starting to get the hang of Minecraft's basic controls and gaining a glimpse of why kids and some adults are excited about it. But what to do with the dead pigs?

August 25, 2016

Adventures in Minecraft: They Say It's Easy for Kids

I decide to try Minecraft. Kids are crazy for it; the building block game motivates them. After an afternoon of learning curve, I need to call my 9-year old tutor.

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