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September 25, 2014

Startup School: Three aspects for K-12 Schools to Emulate

Startup incubators have increased my desire to learn from instructors and are driven by my own personal interests. Three aspects of startup incubators foster unusually powerful learning environments that could transfer to the K-12 context.

September 02, 2014

NFL Wants Fantasy Football in K-12, and Minn. Teacher Has Answer

An NFL executive recently said that fantasy football, a popular game, can be a valuable educational tool in teaching math.

September 02, 2014

Quitting the Evaluation Frenzy: Growing Teacher Quality Instead

Evaluations are not very useful for improving teacher quality, but we can merge them with professional development to help focus on the growth of teacher quality instead.

August 21, 2014

Pushing Performance Coaching to Transform Professional Development

Moving towards performance coaching instead of lecture-based professional development can be a game changer for teacher quality.

July 29, 2014

Year in Review: Startups are a Long Journey Without A Map

A lot of people use the phrase "it's a journey" to describe the process of a startup. Me included. The problem is that we all pretend like the "journey" of a startup like strolling up one of the hills of San Francisco. In fact, the "journey" is more like being dropped off in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, in Alaska, and needing to find your way to the top of a specific mountain. Without a map.

July 09, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: Ed-Tech Startup, StudyBlue, Raises Another $1.7 Million in Venture Capital

StudyBlue, a startup that develops on-the-go study apps, received $1.7 million from investors, bringing its total venture capital investment to over $17 million.

May 16, 2014

Competition Awards Ed-Tech Startups Thousands of Dollars for Growth

Six education technology startup companies won prizes totaling $145,000 Wednesday at a Philadelphia entrepreneurship competition sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education.

February 14, 2014

A Team You Love Because They Love the Work They're Doing

Building a strong team is about finding people who want to help achieve the vision of the company. So this is a Valentine's Day greeting for the Edthena team.

January 24, 2014

We Interrupt This Regularly Scheduled Program to Talk About Failure

This week I take a moment to remind us all how this whole thing usually ends up: Most startups fail.

January 17, 2014

Startups Aren't Just About #Winning Moments

With an ed-tech startup there are a lot of less exciting, but necessary moments in between the headline-setting, gold-medal events.

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