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December 04, 2014

Teacher-Preparation Programs and Change #TBT

It will always be the responsibility of those in leadership to hire those graduates who are the best prepared and continue their education until they are ready to fly on their own.

November 16, 2014

Who Needs College?

It is not a good idea to tout the possibilities for success in business without attending college. It misleads.

July 15, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: Regent Education Raises $9M to Fund Expansion Plan

Regent Education, a provider of financial aid and enrollment management for colleges, received $9 million in funding to accelerate its growth initiative.

May 15, 2014

Tennessee Leaders Step Ahead With Free Tuition for All HS Grads

On Tuesday, Bill Haslam, Governor to Tennessee announced a new state program. Called the Tennessee Promise, it will guarantee two years of a community college or two years at a college of applied technology to all graduating high school seniors.

April 23, 2014

The Schuette Decision

Many in education will bewail the Supreme Court's Schuette decision. I think that's misguided. For what it's worth, here's my take.

March 10, 2014

5 Reasons I'm Tepid on the "New" SAT

Last week, the College Board excitedly unveiled its revamped SAT. I found myself unwowed, despite the adoring coverage. Now, I'm not particularly opposed to the changes, and I don't have any huge objections. But I am really puzzled that so much commentary seems to take the College Board's self-serving claims and promises at face value. Why my doubts? Here are five reasons.

March 10, 2014

A Dozen Reasons Education Can't Innovate; A Dozens Ways That's Changing

Formal education (P-20) doesn't change much. Compared to other sectors, there is little innovation and weak innovation diffusion. There are at least a dozen reasons for the stasis.

June 24, 2013

Making Sense of Higher Ed "Innovation"

In a new Hudson Institute white paper "Beyond Retrofitting," Andrew Kelly and I try to explain what it'll take to rethink and redesign higher education. If the current wave of "innovation" and breathless enthusiasm for MOOCs are to amount to more than one more faddish interlude, it'll require susta...

April 22, 2013

Phoenix: Smart City or Wild West?

Sprawling across a desert valley, Phoenix is the opposite of Boston in many ways--the streets are straight, just about everything was built in the last generation, and there are not a handful of storied institutions of higher learning.

February 07, 2013

Overproducing Teachers? Stop It!

Where are the deans and college faculty who are willing to step into that partnership and the hard, invigorating work of leading change? For schools of education, the work of "higher ed" and "lower ed" cannot be separate. Our schools and our children are in the learning crucible.

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