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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 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 14, 2014

Student Entrepreneurship in Action

What does it take to get students interested in learning entrepreneurial skills?

July 12, 2014

Choosing Excellent Schools—Not Charter Versus District

Schools are not sports teams. For students, education shouldn't be a zero-sum game among adults. It doesn't have to be. Adult labels can be put aside in favor of better schools for students.

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?

July 07, 2014

It's Time: Connecting What Students Need and What Entrepreneurs Create

By: Stacey Childress. Pull mechanism refers to things like challenges, prizes, and advanced market commitments - ways of paying for innovations based on their actual performance. This in contrast to government agencies and philanthropists making upfront investments in design and development of solutions and then "pushing" them to buyers and users. A key idea is that some sort of coordinated action on the demand side - in this instance from schools, districts, and states - will create compelling reasons for suppliers to behave differently, better, more responsively.

July 02, 2014

What Would Real Engagement Look Like?

By: Nick Donohue. Any good conversation about deep educational change naturally orbits back to ideas about communities and families. However, even lighter engagements -- homework help, teacher conferences and basic communications between home and school - prove elusive.

June 20, 2014

An Educator's Lean Startup Mindset

For the first fifteen years of my career, I had a stubborn "kids' lives are at stake" mindset that championed certainty and perfection. I've since realized that what kids' lives really depend on is me having a growth mindset that champions curiosity over certainty and iteration over perfection

June 19, 2014

Boise: An Emerging Ecosystem for Education Innovation

People in Boise don't spend a lot of time talking about themselves or their accomplishments. They just get on with the work at hand, and in their free time enjoy the state's abundant natural beauty.

July 15, 2013

10 Signs From NGLC Winners

Today NGLC announces 8 winners of $450,000 pre-opening grants and 30 winners of $100,000 planning grants. Proposals from the 38 grantees suggest 10 signs of where the blended universe is headed.

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