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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.

Charter news & views

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1. Arne Duncan is proving to be the most outspoken leader the charter sector has ever had (ok, we’ll have to...

Jobs: east coast principals, west coast biz dev

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Revolution portfolio companies adding positions: 1. Director of Market Development for edu-web 2.0 Bay Area start up Company Description: Founded by key talent...

High School Student's Bill of Rights

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1. Every student should have an advocate at school, one person who shares responsibility with that student for navigating high school...

Brooks Suggests Education Course of Action

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David Brooks is, at least for me, the great explainer of our times. Fareed Zakaria helps me understand the world. Brooks...

Best & worst of school from DH Lawrence

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Lawrence learned first hand of the joys and frustrations of teaching in a school for boys. These two poems capture the...

Pearson bets on India and online learning

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A couple business transactions announced this week are indicative of three important trends in learning: 1. The shift from print to personal...

Choice for equity

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Education is political—especially in America. We argue about ends (standards), means (pedagogy), how students show what they know (assessment), scope (e.g.,...

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