Tom Vander Ark (1764)

EdTech

How Learning Will Work in the Near Future: 12 Features of Next-Gen Platforms

Learning platforms will be foundational to the development and adoption of next-gen learning. Here are core elements of next-gen platforms, how platforms can develop into ecosystems, and investment mechanisms, and example initiatives for philanthropists who want to accelerate progress.

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National Academy Foundation Launches Career Ready Certificate

30+ years ago, National Academy Foundation (NAF) was launched to boost high school graduation and career preparation. Since, the movement has grown to 667 career-focused high school academies serving 81,000 students in 38 states, including DC and the US Virgin Islands.

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Leadership

Embracing Paradox Leads to Breakthroughs

The "Eduparadox." How sources of tension can lead to breakthroughs in education.

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Learning

Preparing for New Jobs: Two Next Gen Career Centers

Carl Wunsche High School in Texas and Blue Valley Center for Advanced Professional Studies in Kansas, two next gen schools redefining the career center.

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Learning

The Quest for an AA Degree in High School

Early college students have the opportunity to earn college credit, up to a full associate degree with their high school diploma. The innovative opportunity is working at Quest Early College-- last year over 70% of graduates left with a diploma from Lone Star College as well as Quest.

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Empower your students to master key concepts, increase achievement and boost long-lasting confidence with DreamBox® Intelligent Adaptive Learning™ Pre-K to Grade 5 Math.

Leadership

State of the Union 2015 in Edu

With the attention of the nation and under the eye of a very divided House Chamber, political pageantry took center stage in Obama’s seventh State of the Union Address and when it came to education, the focus was on higher education and community college.

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10 Reasons Last Week Made Me Optimistic

An amazing week of school visits and conversations with #EdLeaders left me optimistic about how new tools and schools are improving K-12 education and learning opportunities more broadly.

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