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Tom Vander Ark

Tom Vander Ark is author of Better Together, Smart Parents, Smart Cities and Getting Smart. He is co-founder of Getting Smart and Learn Capital and serves on the boards of 4.0 Schools, eduInnovation, Digital Learning Institute, Imagination Foundation and Charter Board Partners. Follow Tom on Twitter, @tvanderark.
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Organizing Your School As A List Of Courses Doesn’t Work for Learners

A list of courses will not help young people (in high school or college) find and begin to make their unique contribution. It’s time to move beyond the historical structures and practices what we inherited in education and start doing the right thing for kids.

10 Talent Tips from Google HR

We recently sat down with Iveta Brigis a former People Partner at Google to learn about her time working on the K-12 Talent Academy and her tips for talent development share lessons learned with school districts.

Global Classroom: How 65,000 Teachers are Teaching Over Half a Million Chinese Students Online

A look at how the world’s most valuable online education company, and the fastest growing startup in all of China, is teaching over half a million students English and creating a great place to work for teachers.

Good Governance: The Foundation for Good Schools

Good schools, start with good boards. A look at the importance and impact of a strong, committed school board when it comes to charter school success and growth.

Priscilla Chan Hired Superstars to Reinvent Primary Education

A look at the all-star team Priscilla Chan built to lead The Primary School and how they’re demonstrating the benefits of integrated health and education.

How to Be Employable Forever

Education for the innovation economy is not just about knowledge and skill, it’s about mindset--collaborative, interdisciplinary, ethical, empathetic, entrepreneurial and global. Read more about Olin College, the most well-regarded engineering school in the world.

How Blockchain is Helping Dallas Students Tell Their Story

With growing interest in demonstrated competence over seat time and pedigree, how can schools help learners present a more complete picture of their capabilities? This new service is using distributed ledger technology to deliver value for students, schools, and employers.