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Six Edtech Predictions for K12

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Alex Hernandez is a partner at Charter School Growth Fund, a venture philanthropy that provides growth capital for high-performing charter school networks. He claims massive declines in state and local education funding will lead to a tsunami of blended learning programs, where students learn online in brick-and-mortar schools.

At The Education Barricades

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Here's a portion of the Joel Klein Wall Street Journal op-ed. He looks back at his time "at the education barricades" and voices his opinion about a "self-serving approach" to training and keeping quality teachers, or not removing the bad ones.

Supporting Student Voice and Choice Leads to Equity

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The trouble with some forms of assessment and curriculum is that the teacher still remains in control, argues Andrew Miller.

Culturally Responsive Online Teaching: A Call to Action

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All students have cultural strengths and resiliencies; we need to ensure we are using all these strengths, including the culture of online learning.

Blue Ribbons and Teacher Prep

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The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education releases its (much) anticipated report from its Blue Ribbon Panel on Clinical Preparation and Partnerships for Improving Student Learning. Patrick Riccards examines the attention paid to teacher inputs.

Cyber Charters Need a Few Good Parents

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Rose Fernandez writes that in developing virtual charter schools, families need to be more aggressive in stating their needs and ensuring that the schools offer a rigorous curriculum.

Digital Learning Council Explores Next Generation Content

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When it comes to digital learning, how do we balance quality with innovation? What guidelines should be used when looking at the development and use of quality digital instructional materials? Is this discussion bigger than e-books?

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