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July 08, 2013

Young Education Leader: Kira Orange Jones

Over the past seven years, New Orleans has experienced a dramatic transformation of the city's public educational system, which has been closely watched nationally as a test of new approaches to organizing and delivering public education. As the Executive Director of Teach for America of Greater New...

June 24, 2013

Young Education Leader: Ryan Smith

For those concerned about the future of education reform in the United States, Los Angeles is a critical city to watch. Our nation's second largest school district faces significant education challenges, including a high drop-out rate, student achievement levels well below national and large-city av...

June 20, 2013

Young Education Leader: Rabiah Harris

If there's one thing that everyone in education can agree on, it's the importance and tremendous value of high-quality teachers. But our current education system does little to provide opportunities for excellent teachers to make their voices heard, to grow as leaders and professionals, or extend th...

June 19, 2013

Young Education Leader: Crystal Harmon

Talent matters. That seems like an obvious statement, but for much of its history our public education system failed to identify, prioritize, or value talent in a meaningful way. No organization has done more to shed light on this failure--or to try to change it--than TNTP. Their seminal 2009 report...

June 13, 2013

Young Education Leader Profile: Ethan Gray, CEE-Trust

Urban schools have long been the focus of education reform efforts, because of the shockingly poor outcomes that many large city school systems have produced. Yet a growing number of cities across the country--New Orleans; Washington, D.C.; Denver; and Indianapolis, to name a few--have become models...

June 12, 2013

Young Education Leader Profile: Andrew Coy, Digital Harbor Foundation

Educators, parents, and policymakers increasingly recognize the critical importance of developing students' skills and knowledge in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields--both for national economic competitiveness and for the individual opportunities that skills in these fields op...

June 11, 2013

Profile of ClassDojo Founders Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don

Managing student behavior is one of the biggest challenges teachers face. Further, how schools choose to deal with student behavior can have a significant impact on children's character and social-emotional development. ClassDojo is a technology-based classroom tool that was designed to help teache...

June 06, 2013

Young Education Leader Profile: Sharhonda Bossier

Parents are children's most important teachers and advocates. But parent voices--particularly the voices of parents of underserved students--are often absent from public debates about education reform, and many parents feel powerless to change a system that persistently fails to serve their children...

June 05, 2013

Katie Beck: Leading Education Innovation with 4.0 Schools

What's next in education? It's an important question today. Over the past decade, ideas like standards-based accountability and charter schools have been at the center of the education reform conversation--and there's some evidence that these reforms have had positive impacts. But even the strongest...

June 04, 2013

Ten People Who Are Changing Education Today--And Will Be Ten Years From Now

For the last two years, I've published a series of profiles of young education leaders who are helping to transform education today and are likely to have an even greater impact in the coming years. This year's list features ten amazing leaders working in education in a variety of ways: Katie Bec...

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