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August 26, 2014

Why I Sought a Partner: Startup Burnout, Survival, and Sustainability

Being a solo entrepreneur requires doing the jobs of five people while having the time of one. Startup life is not meant to be shouldered by one person forever.

August 25, 2014

The Cost of Raising and Educating Kids

While more than 90 percent of parents take advantage of free public education, they and other citizens pay for it through income and property tax (and, for college, lots of student loan debt). It is time to develop better and cheaper learning options.

August 13, 2014

How EdTech Is Meeting Special Needs

New tools and schools are transforming special education, here are 12 things Florida special education directors are excited about.

August 07, 2014

Seven Ways State Policy Can Promote Competence

There are seven ways state policy can promote and accelerate the shift to next-generation competency based learning and improve outcomes.

August 04, 2014

From Turn-It-In to Posting, Publishing, Presentation, & Portfolio

Schools can promote deeper learning, engage students and transform school culture with the 4 P's of next gen learning: posting, presenting, publishing, and portfolio.

July 28, 2014

OECD: Innovation Can Improve Learning, Equity, Efficiency and the Economy

"Innovation in the public sector in general, and in education in particular, could be a major driver for significant welfare gains," says a new report from the OECD, Measuring Innovation in Education.

July 22, 2014

Year-Round Schooling: 3 Common Arguments Against It

In my last post, I talked about the reasons I feel that teachers should get behind the push to support year-round schooling and how more consistent time in the classroom will lead to higher student performance, boosting teacher accountability ratings and accommodating a much more streamlined education process. Today I want to look at the common reasons that people are against switching from a summers-off school calendar to a year-round schooling model.

July 10, 2014

Design Thinking: A Human-Centered Approach to Innovation in Education

We tend to think first about the needs of the system and create solutions from there. But what if we looked first to the needs of people, and then designed ways the system could meet its goals by serving these needs?

June 24, 2014

Teachers in Charge: We Got This!

Kim Ursetta says teachers are leading the way at her Colorado school, which forgoes having a principal.

June 23, 2014

What Should Matter in Future Federal Education-Grant Competitions?

Want to know what areas the Education Department will be paying special attention to when it doles out increasingly scarce federal grant money?

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