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April 16, 2013

Funding Students, Options & Achievement

Money matters. The way districts and states fund schools influences leadership behaviors. We need to create funding systems that encourage innovation, power options, and promote achievement.

April 05, 2013

What Sort of Research Should We Be Doing on Blended Learning?

A foundation advisor asked, "Is there a smart approach donors might take with blended learning research?" Following are seven areas that could use some attention.

March 27, 2013

Rocky Mount NC: Where Rocketship Meets Carpe Diem

A year ago Doug Haynes made a recommendation to the board of Rocky Mount Prep to adopt a blended learning plan modeled after the Rocketship elementary model and the Carpe Diem high school. The board asked him to become CEO and implement the plan...over the summer.

March 22, 2013

NGLC 4: Grants Available for More Breakthrough Blends

With higher expectations, daunting challenges, and new technologies, it's a good time to start over. Creating new schools from scratch--particularly high schools--is a timely opportunity. The good news is that Next Generation Learning Challenges is accepting applications for "new, perso...

March 15, 2013

Juan Lopez-Valcarcel: Bridging Islands

The app explosion of the last two years is arguably the most notable education event of this new decade. The guy tracking that at Pearson is Juan Lopez-Valcarcel from Pearson's London office. We visited with his team at BETT in January and caught up with Juan last week. Here's the summary of our conversation.

March 08, 2013

Leading Edge Certification

By Tom Vander Ark and Susan Patrick The system of education certification is badly out of date and benefits schools of education more than K-12 schools. The rise of blended and online learning has accelerated the obsolescence of traditional employment barriers. Forward leaning pol...

March 07, 2013

SXSWedu: Keeping it Weird

Much like Austin, SXSWedu kept it weird for the third annual conference. Weird in a good way. Suits traded in for boots and jeans. Typical presentations traded in for interactive discussions.

March 06, 2013

SXSWedu Halftime Report

The Getting Smart team is live from Austin this week covering the SXSWedu conference. The event, in its third year expects up to 5,000 attendees this week, a large jump from the 800 its first year. We took a break from breakfast tacos for a first half recap.

February 27, 2013

Eight Implementation Challenges and Solutions

The Digital Learning Now! Smart Series is a group of collaborative papers that bring together top thinkers on the current trends in teaching and learning to explore the implementation challenges at the intersection of digital learning and the Common Core.

February 26, 2013

Flipped Foreign Language

Moss Pike was raised in Las Vegas, studied Physics at Cornell University, and after a summer class in the classics found himself working on an M.A. in Classics at UCLA. He teaches Latin at the Harvard-Westlake School (HW), is the Middle School Dean of Faculty, and a regional leader in Greek and Latin linguistics and pedagogy.

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