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New Schools Flourish in Phoenix

We've been visiting cities all over the country and, for places like Phoenix, it's clear that any city making progress in education is doing so with an active intermediation layer.

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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.

3 months ago by

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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.

6 months ago by

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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.

6 months ago by

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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.

6 months ago by

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We ensure all students have access to a world-class education and quality blended and online learning opportunities that prepare them for a lifetime of success.

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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.

6 months ago by

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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.

8 months ago by