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Personalized Learning is Ongoing Student-Led Improvement

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We talk with Wendy Battino, Co-founder and Executive Director of Re-Inventing Schools Coalition in Alaska as part of our series of leadership interviews prior to the SIIA Personalized Learning Symposium in Boston, Massachusetts August 4-6.

An iPhone OS Lesson for Edu Apps

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On our way to solving the $750 billion education applications puzzle, have we stopped to think about whether we are creating more of the same, or new ways of packaging information, that completely alter education deliverables? It's not the latter.

Socioeconomic Impact of Charters in Texas

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This article looks at the impact that charter schools have on the development of the economy and the labor force that feeds it.

Edu-Triumvirate: Mobile, Context, Adaptive Curriculum

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Lessons in e-learning and blended methods from Hwang Gwo-Jen, Ph.D, Chair Professor, Graduate Institute of Digital Learning and Education, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology and Liu Gi-Zen, Associate Professor, Dept. of Foreign Languages & Literature, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

The Core is Announced

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American schools, hopefully, will one day follow an entire common core. With the announcement today in Atlanta, it's clear that not everyone is onboard, and some on board are taking a wait-and-see approach.

Entrepreneurs Fight: Free Enterprise or Social Democracy

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Fascinating conversation between Jon Stewart and Arthur Brooks as they talk about the battle over free enterprise or European-style socialism in the United States. The framework here is looking at whether college education erodes entrepreneurial thinking.

The Teacher Salary Project

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Here's a brief clip that compares the start of the working day of Jamie, a 1st grade teacher, and Johnathan, a former teacher who now works as a real estate broker.

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