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Erika’s weekend picks for Oct. 10 and 11
October 11, 2020
How public school educators built a radically innovative school
May 13, 2019
What would a school look like if it was designed, from the ground up, by the students in its classrooms? That was the question a ...
Micro-Schools Offer Kids a Customized, Hands-On Education
November 21, 2018
There’s a world of difference between telling kids what they are supposed to know and teaching them how to learn. As parents look for more ...
Modern teachers shouldn’t waste time lecturing students
April 5, 2018
Ask students what year Columbus sailed the ocean blue and they’ll likely respond with “1492!” Schools have been drilling such facts into children’s brains since ...
A Better Way to Teach the Gifted—and Everyone Else
January 16, 2018
For many gifted students, the school day is a snooze-fest. Seven in 10 public school teachers agree that “too often, the brightest students are bored ...
This Is What It Really Looks Like to Transform a School
January 5, 2018
After nearly two decades in education, I’m still not certain what the term “reform” actually means. The concept itself is elusive, concurrently everywhere and nowhere. ...
America’s schools need to think small
Orange County Register
November 11, 2017
About 27 kids sit in the average public school classroom, according to government data. For a new crop of education entrepreneurs, that number is just ...
The Micro Wave: Seattle’s Lakeside School Embraces a New Education Model
July 31, 2017
Many families in the independent school world are struggling with ever-rising tuition prices and stagnant incomes at the same time independent schools are struggling to ...
The Job of Innovation
Michael B. Horn
May 9, 2017
Innovation is all the rage. Corporations boast chief innovation officers, innovation training, and fancy slogans that appear in TV ads. In the field of education, ...
What’s The Next Big Idea? Microschool Networks
Tom Vander Ark
April 11, 2017
Have a good learning idea? Try it with six kids tomorrow, plan an after-school event for next week or advertise a week long summer school ...
How School Networks Work And Why That’s Important
Tom Vander Ark
February 14, 2017
School networks are one of the most important innovations in the modern era of U.S. K-12 education. They have boosted achievement and graduation rates and expanded ...
Let The Student Become The Master
February 2, 2017
Imagine if aspiring surgeons could coast through medical school by simply showing up to class and watching the clock tick away. Or if mechanics could ...
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