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

MLK on Education, Race, and Nonviolence

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On the urgent need for racial equality: It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her...

Teaching AI: Exploring New Frontiers for Learning

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Inspired by the growing popularity of AI in pop culture and media, as well as more adaptive learning programs being released, Michelle Zimmerman realized change was coming for both what and how young people should learn and set out to write "Teaching AI: Exploring New Frontiers for Learning".

Good Enough? Helping Young People Develop a Picture of Good Work

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High expectations are an important part of a school model, culture and community. Here are several examples of schools and programs that are helping students learn to deliver on professional grade expectations.

10 Ways to Scale Nonprofit Impact

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This updated blog discusses the challenge of bringing a nonprofit to scale, and provides 10 tips on how to expand impact based on two decades of work with over 400 nonprofits.

Making the City the Text at High Tech High

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In this podcast episode, High Tech High leaders Larry Rosenstock, Jeff Robin and Kaleb Rashad share musings about student projects, starting new schools, hiring teachers and why the city the school is located in is so important.

Top Education Trend of 2018: Active Learning Spaces

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A look at active learning spaces from around the globe and why they help power high-quality learning experiences, plus a look at what Tom thinks is coming in 2019.

Diploma Networks: A New Way to Help Schools Adopt Broader Outcomes and Next-Gen Learning...

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Diploma networks can offer schools a promising approach to adopting new outcome frameworks and learning models to help better prepare students for the future.

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