Ben Nelson, the CEO of the San Francisco-based university and ed-tech startup Minerva, talks about the startup and how he thinks he can revolutionize higher education.
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Louise Dubé, the executive director of iCivics, talks to Rick about efforts to revitalize civics education, its challenges, and why it's imperative for the United States to do so.
July 09, 2020
Chandra Pemmasani, CEO of UWorld, a company that has prepared more than 2 million students for standardized tests, talks to Rick about addressing the challenges of high-stakes testing.
June 22, 2020
Rick talks with former Gov. Jeb Bush about leadership in education, how remote learning worked out, and the initiative of teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 14, 2020
"Many have been trained to ask the department 'mother, may I?' instead of embracing flexibility and taking initiative," says U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.
May 12, 2020
"If [Washington] does not approve substantial additional funding, state and local revenue losses will result in teacher layoffs and cuts to other supports and services that will take a generation to recover from," says Mike Casserly.
May 11, 2020
"A one-hour flight to Washington doesn't make you any smarter, and I don't think we need to come up with a bunch of big ideas up here and send them back to states to implement—especially in education," says Alexander.
May 08, 2020
"Folks in some foundations are quietly expressing frustration that they've been cautioned to stay in their lane and only fund things aligned with their pre-COVID strategy," says Stacey Childress.
May 07, 2020
"The current situation may force our hand to adjust our measures of evaluation, and, personally, I think it is beyond time that we push our thinking to include new ideas," says Hanna Skandera.
May 06, 2020
"Educators are completely redesigning instructional delivery while constantly being thrown new rules. It's like 'flying the plane as you build it,'" says Maddie Fennell.