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Tom Vander Ark is author of Better Together, Smart Parents, Smart Cities, Getting Smart and The Power of Place. He is co-founder of Getting Smart and Learn Capital and serves on the boards of Education Board Partners, 4.0 Schools, Digital Learning Institute, Latinx Education Collaborative, Mastery Transcript Consortium and eduInnovation. Follow Tom on Twitter, @tvanderark.

Future Ready: The New Version of School

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School leaders have about 90 days to get future ready. For many, it will require four infrastructure decisions and four innovation decisions.

End of the Test Doesn’t Mean End of Data

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The traditional testing environment may not currently exist but Tom Vander Ark outlines other ways of drawing actionable insights.

Communicating with Your Teacher Will Never Be the Same

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The way students and parents communicate with teachers will likely never be the same once schools re-open. Apps like Remind are making it easier to communicate whether learning is happening in-person or online.
Pandemic Learning

Pandemic Spike in AI Learning–and What it Means for Schools

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By: Tom Vander Ark and Rachelle Dene Poth. The tech learning space is shifting fast with big implications for high schools and colleges. It will be important to rethink delivery with blended competency-based pathways.

Perfect Storm: Toughest Year Ever Ahead for Schools

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As perplexing as this spring has been, the next school year could be the toughest ever. It looks complicated and challenging. it will be critical for school districts to be agile in their response to the crisis.
How to Reopen Schools

How to Reopen Schools: A 10-Point Plan Putting Equity at the Center

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By: Eric Tucker & Tom Vander Ark. Eric and Tom lay out a 10-point plan on how to reopen schools post-pandemic with equity in mind and strengthening systems as the focus.

Why Difference Making is the New Superpower

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Difference making can be the new superpower when we empower kids to make their own impact on the world.

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