The Miami Dade County School District won the 2012 Broad Prize. Reviewers noted the use of data to drive minority achievement gains and a unique problem-solving strategy to help challenged schools improve their student performance.
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January 17, 2014
January 10, 2014
The first half of this update on LA highlighted the warming ed-tech scene and the first Startup Weekend EDU in the City of Angels scheduled for the weekend of January 24th at UCLA Anderson. This post highlights some of the blended developments in LA schools.
December 27, 2013
Last year, my Smart Cities: LA post complained about the lack of "innovation and collaboration" in the city, but things are more interesting a year later. The first Startup Weekend EDU in the City of Angels will take place on the weekend of January 24th at UCLA Anderson.
July 22, 2013
In the early 90s, charter schools were a novelty in a handful of states--a pressure release valve for a few brave edupreneurs. By 1999 there were about 1,500 charters and a few charter management organizations (CMO) were getting off the ground with help from NewSchools Venture Fund.
July 19, 2013
Tampa area districts serve more than 300,000 students but don't get much national attention.
July 17, 2013
High performing organizations grow their own leaders. A lack of political stability makes that unusual in urban American education--but Hillsborough, Florida is a great exception.
July 08, 2013
On a 1999 whirlwind tour of all that appeared to be heading in a positive direction, I visited Providence, Rhode Island.
June 24, 2013
The NYC iZone launched a Blended Learning Institute, a two year certificate program for teachers. The iZone has also launched Innovation Challenges, a support system for innovative blended school models.
June 17, 2013
10 strategies are outlined that cities are using to make teaching more attractive and to better support teachers and expand their opportunity set.
June 10, 2013
Kansas City may be the least appreciated great education improvement story out there--at least on the Kansas side of the Missouri River.