Chartering is a lot like America at its best and worst. Freedom provides wonderful opportunities for creativity, innovation and progress. However, among our biggest challenges are to maximize constructive use of freedom, and minimize abuse.
All Blog Posts With innovation Tag or Category
March 26, 2015
March 25, 2015
What happens when students get an up-close glimpse of the vast resource disparities between different schools?
March 20, 2015
Denmark's WriteReader, an app that enables children to create digital books as they learn how to read, will be expanding into the U.S. market.
March 17, 2015
A Swiss robot helps students improve their handwriting by having them learn by teaching.
March 16, 2015
There are major things about effective schooling that never go away: getting kids motivated, finding good materials, building a sense of community or relationships, nurturing persistence, quality staffing and how to cope with abundant mandated testing, state regulations, and the management of finite resources. Did I mention testing and subsequent uses of the data it generates? Oh yeah. The main reason that innovative, cage-busting ideas go bust. That and money.
March 16, 2015
Prospective grantees would be urged to pitch projects designed to increase the number and percentage of students who graduate from high school ready for postsecondary education and the workforce.
March 10, 2015
Schools are not doing enough to use popular music to engage students in various academic classes, a leader from the Berklee College of Music argues.
March 07, 2015
With 14 education innovation clusters in the United States, ed-tech advocates are working to connect the dots into a network to share lessons learned.
March 03, 2015
Eleven "highly innovative" principals told U.S. Education Department officials about leadership, dealing with state tests, and their efforts to go to scale.
March 01, 2015
Is it possible to craft education policy that takes into account the value of serendipity in learning?