There's never been a better time to transform a classroom or open a new school, and here are several examples of next-gen schools currently paving the way for innovations in education.

In three months 32 Boise teenagers will experience a very different kind of school, one "rooted in empathy, innovation and student-centered learning" to prepare them for whatever path they choose after graduation.

We've been visiting cities all over the country and it's clear that any city making progress in education is doing so with an active intermediation layer, such as the city of Phoenix.

A school board director asked us what the major milestones in K-12 are on a recent school visit, so here is a list created from several sources detailing what K12 students should know, be able to do and when.

A recent school tour of three Bay Area schools with some blended learning experts helped provide answers to some of the common questions we hear about how to implement blended learning.

As witnessed on a recent trip to Denver, the state's educational options are improving and getting much more interesting. Here are a few examples from schools we toured while there.

Visiting schools in-person can give educators and edleaders a chance to experience the culture and context of innovative education in a way that words just can't convey.

A new Getting Smart publication addresses the importance of supporting English Language Learners through next-gen and technological tools that can support language acquisition.

Twenty years ago, Oakland students in the impoverished neighborhoods of West Oakland attended schools in deplorable conditions. A recent school tour revealed a much different scene thanks to the efforts of several edleaders.

Young people are headed for a project-based world in their future careers, so it's imperative we set them up for success now through intentional project-based learning experiences in school.

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