Smart Cities



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.

28 days ago by


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.”

one month ago by


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.

2 months ago by


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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Agilix develops innovative learning solutions that enable students and educators to take control of the learning experience. Agilix products include xLi, an eXtensible Learning Infrastructure for Partners and Buzz, a Personalized Learning System for mastery-based learning.


10 Ways Cities Can Foster a Climate of Improvement and Innovation

A hunch is catching on that ecosystems matter for producing and scaling innovation. This hypothesis is based on two significant threads of evidence—talent and tech ecosystems.

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101 Learning Leaders at #iNACOL14

One of the best things about the iNACOL 2014 Symposium is the crowd of blended and online learning #SmartLeaders. Here’s our list of 100 interesting people we met at #iNACOL14 who you should know.

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