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Tom Vander Ark is author of Better Together, Smart Parents, Smart Cities and Getting Smart. He is co-founder of Getting Smart and Learn Capital and serves on the boards of Education Board Partners, 4.0 Schools, Digital Learning Institute, Latinx Education Collaborative, and eduInnovation. Follow Tom on Twitter, @tvanderark.

7 Ways Tech Supports Collaborative Learning

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Educators worldwide are doing more work in teams and shifting classroom practice from predominantly individual learning activities to collaborative learning strategies.

Demo Day for Difference Makers: Emerson Collective

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Emerson Collective's annual Demo Day brings together thinkers, innovators, and change-makers for a day of dialogue and celebration.
JW Kuebler, Director, Irving Park, Chicago International Charter School

Your Work is to Discover Your Work: On Calling and Contribution

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The idea of responding to a calling in our professional lives is widely appreciated across disciplines.

Early College: The Little Reform Bundle That Could

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Thanks to ten years of policy and practice innovations, early college high schools have evolved from demonstration projects into an attractive and accelerated education option for millions of students.
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2019 Brought More Risk and Inequity, 2020 is an Opportunity for Innovation

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The world got riskier in 2019, both in terms of politics and climate. But there is a lot of good news as well; there has never been a better time to make a difference. Following are four observations about 2019 and the year ahead.

Where Can You Make the Biggest Difference?

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Strengths and interests dominate our career choices, but what would happen if we added effective altruism in the mix?

SPARK Schools: Scaling Affordable Excellence in South Africa

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Seven years after its founding by two MBA grads, the SPARK network serves over 10,600 South African students.

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