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October 20, 2014

Preparing Principals: Best Practices and Next Steps

It's important to help prepare principals for their roles by identifying effective best practices for the development of new leaders.

October 14, 2014

Next-Gen Principal Prep: Blended, Personalized, Competency-based

The current system of preparing U.S. schools and system leaders is broken. What do principals need to know and be able to do for the leadership challenges they'll face?

October 13, 2014

Preparing Principals: Consider the Adaptive Challenge

School leadership was challenging when it was a technical challenge—a largely understood task of optimizing the old age cohort standards-based model. With an improving opportunity set brought about by new tools and new school models, the job is increasingly adaptive.

September 29, 2014

A New Start on Accountability

Three of my favorite policy analysts kicked off a blog series intended to prompt a productive dialogue around fixing school accountability systems (#TheNewAccountability). Paul Hill and Robin Lake, CRPE, and Michael Petrilli,Fordham Institute, are equity advocates that have advanced a portfolio of options approach to urban education

September 19, 2014

Master Teachers Share Blended Learning Tips on BetterLesson

In 2011, with over a million resources online, Alex Grodd and Erin Osborn, BetterLesson Co-Founders, noticed that a relatively small percentage of teachers accounted for a large percentage of all lessons downloaded on the curriculum sharing website. For the 300,000 teacher users, it was apparent that they were looking for quality more than quantity--most teachers prefer a couple of vetted links to 500 responses to a search.

August 01, 2014

EAA Pioneers Flexible Blended Learning Spaces

Under the most challenging circumstances in the country, the EAA has created better learning options for Detroit students.

July 23, 2014

Great Boards for Great Schools

Good schools change communities by lifting expectations, reinforcing positive values, preparing thoughtful citizens, and building property values. That's why we feel so strongly about expanding access to quality schools.

June 18, 2014

The Path to Systemic Innovation

The era of standards-based reform has brought significant progress to America over the last 25 years. Especially in states that pursued it with consistency—Massachusetts, Maryland and Texas, for example—the results are clear.

June 11, 2014

Innovation Ecosystems: The Role of Impact Investing

There are a lot of interesting things to say about the Baltimore venture ecosystem. The Baltimore/Washington area contains a shockingly high percentage of the most successful education businesses, including Laureate Education, American Public Education Inc., Blackboard, and 2U.

June 04, 2014

Building a National Innovation Partnership

In order to affect positive change in education we must stand on the shoulders of giants. Education is multi-faceted, multi-layered, and often under-resourced; it can benefit from coordinated, strategic and engaged partnerships that span from the classroom to the White House.

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