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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.

Maine goes 7-12 laptop program

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Maine is expanding it’s 1:1 computing progam from 7th to 12th grade in the fall, as reported in  eSchool News.  Former...

It’s all about relationships

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David Brooks column yesterday is particularly thoughtful reflection on Obama’s education speech.  In particular, he focused on the importance of relationships: We’ve...

2nd Gen Content: flat & sequential to engaging & adaptive

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We’re at the beginning of the end of the first generation of online learning content.  First gen content was mostly flat...

Education—The Sexy Profession!?

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Ten years of investment are paying off in a human capital shift and ecosystems of edu-entrepreneurship.  We’re seeing top grads at...

Making Good on the Good Schools Promise

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Making Good on the Good Schools Promise Only one thing needs to change in failing high schools—everything. In the last few...

The Good School Promise

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ConnCan is probably the most effective state-based education advocacy organization.  Education policy is particularly complicated in CT with a legacy of...

College in High School

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1. The conversation we should have with every 8th grader In his state of the union message, President Obama challenged Americans to...