This shift to personal digital learning is inevitable; nearly all of our kids already live in the personal digital future. Combining organizational design, technology integration, and large-scale change management is challenging and complex, but it can be done.
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August 15, 2014
July 30, 2014
Two recent court decisions offering contradictory rulings on core pieces of "Obamacare" could affect K-12 districts required to comply with the law's employer mandate.
July 24, 2014
With $2 billion in funding in its first two years, the recently passed E-rate modernization order will be a boon to broadband providers, and a bust for other companies.
July 24, 2014
Apple, believed to be the dominant provider of tablets in the K-12, also says it is selling millions of iPads into the worldwide market.
July 18, 2014
When public schools first started popping up in the U.S., they were considered secondary to other hands-on pursuits. Learning to read, write and perform basic arithmetic in classrooms was not equal to or greater than the actual work of building the nation and keeping up family farms.
June 01, 2014
We tend to think of schools as places where young people gain the knowledge and skills that will carry them forward into college, life and successful careers. That's absolutely right, though truly great schools build their academic program around a strong focus on positive youth development. They recognize and prioritize in their practice that young people need the consistent support of caring adults
May 15, 2014
No single school sector can adequately address the education crisis in our country's large cities. We need meaningful collaboration and resource-sharing among all types of schools, leaders, and teachers who have in common an intense desire to improve and a fiery belief that all children are capable of achieving at a high-level.
May 13, 2014
In Houston, we're finishing one massive bond program and already deep into another - the largest in Texas history -- that are creating dazzling 21st century schools with a technological infrastructure that will allow us to personalize learning and prepare our students for higher education and careers as never before.
May 07, 2014
By: Phyllis Lockett About a decade ago in Chicago, there were at least 27 communities, mostly concentrated on the south and west sides, where over 75 percent of the schools failed state standards. Since then, we've helped open 80 new schools and set the bar for citywide improvements t...
April 14, 2014
Most districts put "innovation" at the top of their agendas these days, but too few are innovating with a purpose. The Reynoldsburg City School District (RCS) is becoming an exemplar for how to unleash principals' and teachers' creativity in meaningful ways that are guided but not prescribed or limited by a central office agenda.