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August 30, 2013

Good & Bad Marriages: Philanthropic Partnerships

Local philanthropic partnerships can leverage resources to attack big problems but they are challenging to create. Between us, we've created hundreds of local and initiative-based funding alliances, so we've seen our share of good and bad marriages.

August 26, 2013

Better Pitches

Having read a few thousand grant applications I can tell you that most suck. John Bailey, a former grant maker and current policy advocate, said something similar noting that most policy proposals were also weak and wandering. In contrast, he noted, the venture pitches at accelerators like Y Combinator and ImagineK12 are uniformly good--and often great.

August 12, 2013

Fortified Environments Can Turnaround The Adverse Impacts of Poverty

Ask a teacher in a high-poverty school to name their challenges and near the top of the list will be disruptive kids and students not ready to learn.

July 15, 2013

10 Signs From NGLC Winners

Today NGLC announces 8 winners of $450,000 pre-opening grants and 30 winners of $100,000 planning grants. Proposals from the 38 grantees suggest 10 signs of where the blended universe is headed.

July 11, 2013

Busting Online Learning Myths

For the last year, we've been working with Digital Learning Now! (DLN), a national campaign supported by ExcelinEd, to tackle eight big topics at the intersection of digital learning and the Common Core. Today we released the eighth paper in the DLN Smart Series -- "Online Learning: Myths, Reality & Promise."

June 19, 2013

Q&A With Broad Superintendents Academy On Learning & Leadership

Broad Superintendents Academy Managing Director Christina Heitz conducted a video interview with Tom prior to his visit and the following is a summary interview.

June 07, 2013

Developing Character, Courage & College Readiness

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

May 30, 2013

On Being a Real Person: The Missing Core of K-12

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.

May 17, 2013

CEOs Want Hard-Working, Decision-Making Team Players

Three quarters of the CEOs think U.S. higher education is better/much better than competitors; but only 23% and 14%, respectively, say the same about U.S. secondary and primary education.

April 26, 2013

Pondering Urban High School Improvement

"We want people to be perplexed--to embrace the paradox of starting new schools," said Larry Rosenstock in the opening to the A+ Urban High School Summit in Denver Wednesday.

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