With a lot of help from a dozen friends, my favorite fall story was the The Pivot to Digital Learning: 40 Predictions.
Remember how Disrupting Class predicted that most high school kids would do most of their learning online by the end of the decade? I tried to figure out how that would happen in How the US Will Blend and suggested a target of August 2012 for the pivot to digital learning in part 2 of the story.
The rich dialog of the Digital Learning Council prompted a number of pieces including this modestly titled short, How Digital Learning will Change America. I enjoyed interviewing three online elementary teachers and wrote about their online partnerships for success.
Why the Feds Matter Less suggests that it’s not a complete disaster that we’ll eventually get a weaker ESEA but a feature pointing out that There is no Local Control suggests that we have a big governance problem that undermines most reform efforts.
Pivoting off a Public Impact report, I asked Why Solve Old Problems When New Problems are Easier?
Here’s some thinking out loud about Smart Culture: Reversing the Dumbing of America. Partisan politics and pandering populism are promoting a disconcerting anti-intellectualism.
Joel Klein had a great run in NYC; he worked hard to enact the good school promise.
We can all be grateful for great teachers and leaders today. Have a great Thanksgiving.