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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.

Schools that foster innovation

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In my first month as superintendent, Tacoma superintendent Rudy Crew told me to send my leadership team to Harvard to visit...

Rhode Island Mayoral Academies will be great!

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Mike Magee comes from a political family. His brother Marc got his start at PPI and is now CCO of ConnCAN,...

Candler's new schools making a difference in NOLA

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When I visited New Orleans before Katrina, I saw third world schools—decrepit physical conditions, corrupt governance, and abysmal academic output. Based...

Even college grads should be employable.

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The National Journal asked the question, "How can colleges help graduates pursue a career?"    For college students not attending a highly...

Parent engagement as innovation?

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Advance Innovative Education, a Baton Rouge based human capital group, hosted an innovation panel discussion today as part of their alternative...

UPenn Edu Entrepreneurship Conference

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The UPenn GSE hosted a well attended conversation about education entrepreneurship today. About a dozen education CEOs, investment bankers, notable non-profit...

Freecomonics in Education

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Free stuff on the web is changing everything. The new ways we communicate with each other and the resources available are...

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