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Tom Vander Ark

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 4.0 Schools, eduInnovation, Digital Learning Institute, Imagination Foundation and Education Board Partners. Follow Tom on Twitter, @tvanderark.
Keyona found meaningful employment after participating in Mi Casa Resource Center's entry-level training program.

Earn & Learn Banking: Stackable Credential Career Pathway in Financial Services

Keyona was stuck in dead-end retail jobs. She knew she needed a change but didn’t know where to start. Last fall, she...
Dr. Michael Hinojosa

Making Dallas Schools Work for Students, Teachers and Business

Dallas is in his DNA. Dr. Michael Hinojosa grew up raised a family, taught and coached, and has served as superintendent...
Students learn Common Core concepts with software from Curriculum Associates.

The Best Impact Story in Education Keeps Getting Better

Curriculum Associates is the best edtech success story in America, in several ways. Eleven years ago, Rob Waldron took the helm of...
Acton Academy

7 Ways Microschools Help Communities Innovate

What if you could start a school in six weeks instead of six years? What if you could launch a school...
PLTW booth

How an Indianapolis Nonprofit Transformed American STEM Education

Almost half of American public secondary schools use an active project- and problem-based approach to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)...
Flipgrid video platform

Teachers Flip Over Flipgrid

Flipgrid (@Flipgrid) enables learners to respond to prompts with short videos—most are about a minute, but they can be a long as...
Students collaaborate at Maker Academy.

Two Engaging NYC High Schools: Maker Academy and iSchool

In Gerry Irrizary’s maker lab (featured image), young designers use 3D printers to prototype sneaker insoles, fashion designer skateboards with laser...