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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 Education Board Partners. Follow Tom on Twitter, @tvanderark.

Business Leadership for Education Scores Texas-Size Win For Kids

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Children getting a good early start, educated by well-prepared and diverse teachers with young people ultimately enrolling in and finishing college—those...
Sasha Barab of Arizona State University.

We’ve Got It Backwards: Starting With Content Rather than Learners Doesn’t Work

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Why are high school students so bored? How could we engage them to learn the required content? How can we nudge,...

What’s Next in Learning? Four Future Trends

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Imagine a platform that enabled you to access local and national opportunities from your smartphone or computer, a place where you can...

Four Trends Influencing Education

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A fitness tracker changed my life—it changed how I think about goal-setting and monitoring my exercise, it changed the intentionality of...
Grand Rapids Public Museum School

Four Emerging Trends in Learning

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Imagine going to school in a museum and studying real artifacts. Imagine a sustained relationship with an advisor who helps you...
Purdue Polytechnic High School in Indianapolis

Four Mega Trends Reshaping Global Learning

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Imagine school as a series of community-connected projects and skill sprints that develop leadership, collaboration and problem solving skills. Imagine a...
Keyona found meaningful employment after participating in Mi Casa Resource Center's entry-level training program.

Earn & Learn Banking: Stackable Credential Career Pathway in Financial Services

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Keyona was stuck in dead-end retail jobs. She knew she needed a change but didn’t know where to start. Last fall, she...

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