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Fulfilling an Urban Promise in Oakland

Twenty years ago, Oakland students in the impoverished neighborhoods of West Oakland attended schools in deplorable conditions. A recent school tour revealed a much different scene thanks to the efforts of several edleaders.

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On Learning, Productivity & Economic Growth

Advances in public health, improved economic opportunity, urbanization, technology innovation, or the expansion of democracy are all important trends. But I’d argue that, with some relation to all of these, expanded access to learning is the most important.

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Inspiration, Incubation, Intermediation: Keys to Next-Gen Learning at Scale

A layer of inspiration, incubation, and intermediation between schools and EdTech entrepreneurs is what will expand access to innovative learning environments and created aggregated demand for investment and new tools--and fuel the learning revolution.

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How Houston Schools Are Making it a Great Global City

Houston is rapidly becoming a great global city. Houston schools are a big part of the success story. So when next month when Superintendent Terry Grier steps down, he should deserve a lot of credit for his contribution to Space City.

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“Smart Cities, Smart Parents & GenDIY” with Linda Buchner, Driven 2 Educate Podcast

In Linda Buchner's new podcast, she talks to Tom Vander Ark about Smart Cities, Smart Parents, and GenDIY, three thought leadership campaigns attempting to illuminate the path forward.

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Buck Institute for Education (BIE)

The nonprofit Buck Institute for Education (BIE) is the world's leading provider of K-12 resources and professional development for Project Based Learning (PBL). BIE believes all students can and should benefit from this transformational teaching method.

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Bay Blends Advance Personalized Learning

When it comes to innovation, the Bay Area is a great place to see a wide range of schools doing great things. From public options for montessori to design thinking models that challenge traditional school, we were inspired to see the options that are available for students in the Bay Area.

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Smart Cities Need Great Schools, The Best Antidote to Poverty

Here are seven standout elements for creating environments, that are important when creating great schools, the best long term antidote to the cycle of poverty.

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