Tom Vander Ark (1707)

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Preparing Principals: Best Practices and Next Steps

In the third of three posts on principal preparation and development Tom shares Best practices, next steps and recommendations to preparing principals to boost the achievement of American students.

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Good Work: Humility, Passion, & Dreams

Tom's weekly Sunday blog on mission-focused work shares research on the success of new schools in NYC, EdTech leaders with EdTech.MD, shout outs to edupreneurs and Master Chef Massimo Bottura's three keys to Good Work he told Charlie Rose.

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Discussing The Global Education Opportunity in Moscow

Getting Smart travels to Russia for an international gathering of EdTech leaders hosted in Moscow by the Global Education Futures Forum. .

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Next Gen Principal Prep: Blended, Personalized, Competency-based

It’s time to rethink leadership preparation in education. The linear model is obsolete, expensive, and time consuming. It’s time for new pathways and new partnerships that prepare leaders for the schools our young people deserve. New models of preparation must be about matching leadership to the next generation env...

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Leadership

Attacking Poverty With Innovation & Supports

Reflecting on his story, Tom shares how innovations in learning impacts poverty and opportunity while and highlighting the work of Multi-Service Center, a local nonprofit providing services vital to the community.

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Read 180

READ 180, the most effective system for raising student achievement in grades 4-12+ is the most powerful tool to prepare students to meet the rigorous reading and writing expectations of the new standards. READ 180 will ensure all students have an explicit and accelerated path to college and career readiness.

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EdTech

EdTech.MD to Boost Education & Economy

Baltimore is emerging as a technology hub. With new initiative EdTech.MD, the B'More EdTech scene rivals Manhattan as a hotbed with incubators, startups and organizations all contributing to the inspiring EdTech ecosystem.

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Preparing Principals: Consider the Adaptive Challenge

As opportunity improves with new tools and new school models, the role of EdLeaders is increasingly adaptive and one that requires a good deal of "design planning." This change suggests a new way to prepare and develop school leaders.

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