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Tom Vander Ark

Tom Vander Ark
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Tom Vander Ark is author of 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 Charter Board Partners. Follow Tom on Twitter, @tvanderark.

ACT, Leader in Measurement, Shifts to Focus to Student Success

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The nonprofit developer of the ACT test has been expanding beyond traditional measurement to new and broader ways to promote education and workplace success.

New Chief at the Chief State School Officers

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An introduction to the new chief over at the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), Carissa Moffat Miller and her thoughts about the new normal in education and projects the CCSSO team is hard at work on.

Empower Learners: 10 Lessons on Innovation Leadership

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Kettle Moraine school district is a leader in personalized learning and their leadership is an inspiring example for any organization. Here's a look at 10 leadership lessons from Superintendent Patricia DeKlotz.

How a California Farming Community is Leading the Global Shift to Competency

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Lindsay Unified has combined mission-driven leadership with remarkable continuity and incremental innovations to promote lifelong self-directed learning. The compounding effect is remarkably aligned schools, a powerful culture, and a system beginning to extend its impact nationally.

Design Focused High School Builds Tech Talent in Indianapolis

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Purdue Polytechnic High School is using design-challenges to give students real-world experiences as they earn their high school diploma. In partnership with Purdue University, PPHS is setting the stage for a new era of learning.

Find a Way to Yes: 9 Leadership Lessons from Pam Moran

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Dr. Pam Moran has been a staff member of Albemarle County Public Schools for 32 years and after a dozen years as superintendent, she is retiring. While she has quietly become a leading educator, Moran's work speaks for itself. Here are nine lessons in leadership from Moran.

Fresno Professionals Shifting Practices Towards Personalized Learning

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A look at Fresno Unified School District and their goals for greater personalized, competency-based learning at and beyond the classroom.

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