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How Pittsburgh Created An Innovation Hub For Learning

By: Gregg Behr. Foundations in Pittsburgh asked, "Can we build a region-wide learning network that expands opportunities for kids to learn anytime, anywhere?" Millions have been invested over the past decade to nurture a new model built on the themes of “cluster development” and the structures that makes innovation...

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SXSWedu: Smart Cities

Every region needs to improve learning opportunities fast. This was the focal point of the discussion at SXSWedu that engaged contributors of the recently published 'Smart Cities' book.

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The Leadership it Takes to Create Smart Cities

Leaders of Smart Cities need a vision of a better future, capacity and political capital, knowledge of current tools, new ways of learning and working, and community agreements to create environments that work better for students and teachers.

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Growing Smart Cities By Networking New School Champions

Harbormasters takes ownership of citywide results, sponsors new schools, develops talent, and advocates for productive policies. Ten of these city-based nonprofits were selected as members of the Emerging Harbormaster Network (EHN) by NGLC and Education Cities.

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Common High Expectations: A Conversation With Mayor Kevin Johnson

Mayor Kevin Johnson sits down with Tom to talk Common Core, his leadership with the United States Conference of Mayors, and his mission to make Sacramento “a city that works for everyone.”

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MIND Research Institute

The nonprofit MIND Research Institute is dedicated to solving math education in America. Its uniquely visually-based ST Math instructional software program is helping children across the country dramatically improve their math proficiency and become life-long learners for today’s innovation-driven workplace.

10 Smartest Cities: Leading on Innovation

We ranked cities on a dozen dimensions including the level of innovation in school districts and charter schools. Here are our top 10.

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How Smart Cities Develop Teachers & Leaders

How smart cities and a regional approach to talent development can share the load and create an ecosystem that continues to improve. And, how a blended and job-embedded approach to talent development creates the opportunity for personalized learning and ensures highly relevant support for real challenges.

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