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Entrepreneur Thinking: What It Is, What It Ain't

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My superintendent in the East Village apartment I rent would like me to believe that his solution for the cracks around...

The Book is an Artifact

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Those of you in the education innovation space will know what I am talking about when I say that the era...

Online Learning Saves Education

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The only way online education companies can respond to concerns about quality and age-appropriateness is if they are given the chance to experiment and win over students and parents. Government policies need to be tweaked, and companies need investment to grow. But for online education to really take off, we need to let the chalkboard in the little red schoolhouse go, and learn to love the glow of a child’s face lit by a laptop screen. -- Katherine Mangu-Ward, Washington Post

Building a Wiki Model for Citizen Lobbying

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Building a Wiki Model for Citizen Lobbying

Go West (to China), Canada, and Take Your Teachers With You

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Two great stories surfaced in my Twitter feed today and they speak to the strange and illuminating practices in Chinese education...

NCLB a Rousing Failure, and McKinsey Offers Context

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"McKinsey & Company found, for example, that if the gap between low-income students and the rest had been narrowed, the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) in 2008 would have been $400 billion to $670 billion higher, or 3 to 5 percent of GDP."

CEOShare: My Idea Kicks Off at Dept of Ed Portal

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CEOShare: My Idea Kicks Off at Dept of Ed PortalI was surprised this morning to have received a number of invitations...

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