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Tom Vander Ark

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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 4.0 Schools, eduInnovation, Digital Learning Institute, Imagination Foundation and Education Board Partners. Follow Tom on Twitter, @tvanderark.

What role should incentives play?

I spent the morning in a school improvement working group.  When we came to the subject of incentives there were more...

The need for edu-innovation

The US won’t spend or reform its way to high and equitable educational attainment.  The basic model of age cohorts slogging...

Teaching is love

After my first year in education, full of daunting challenges on a steep learning curve, it was finally summer vacation.  Two...

House Ed hears from charter experts

The House Education and Labor Committee will hold a hearing on Thursday, June 4 to examine how supporting outstanding charter schools...

How not to invent the future

eSchool News featured a long piece on the AEI debrief on the rocky start of Philly School of the Future Long story short:...

Investing in a revolution

Conclusion to the 10 year report from New Schools Venture Fund:  All of these areas – from school turnaround to new approaches to...

Charter caps, charter block, and Klein on pay

Great post railing on Indiana charter caps by Matthew Tully, IndyStar.com  "But when it comes to public education, common sense often flunks out...

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