Innovative school network Summit Public Schools CEO Diane Tavenner and Chief Growth and Innovation Office Diego Arambula shared their plan to launch their student centered learning management system in their new Bay Area high school Summit Denali.


Kansas City may be the least appreciated great education improvement story out there--at least on the Kansas side of the Missouri River.


The Kern Family Foundation recently convened several organizations that are reevaluating student character development and better preparing their students for college.


Taking full advantage of personal digital learning requires the ability to compare measures of academic progress in different blended school settings. As noted two weeks ago, it's time for the next big advance in digital learning: comparable growth measures.


After an extensive review process, three products that support writing instruction have been selected to participate in fall trials in seventh grade classrooms coast to coast -- Criterion from ETS, PEGWriting from Measurement Incorporated, and Pearson's WriteToLearn.


On Being a Real Person by Harry Emerson Fosdick offers up a formula for health and happiness rooted in personal responsibility and his Baptist faith. Seventy years later there are fewer of us with Harry's formulaic clarity.


For the last six months I've written more than 30 Smart Cities posts in search of the secrets of educational innovation and improvement. I've also been learning from other authors.


In his February state of the district speech, Houston superintendent Terry Grier pitched the idea of giving every high school student a laptop. "This is a way of transforming what and how we teach," Grier told the school board in April.


Recognition that "games can provide challenging experiences that incorporate effective learning principles and sustained engagement," led Dr. Kristy Goodwin of Macquarie University to study what she calls Digital Games Based Learning (DGBL) as an emerging pedagogy.


Common Core State Standards are thoughtful expressions of college- and career-ready expectations in reading, writing and math.


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