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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.

Read new AEI white paper on edu innovation

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American Enterprise Institute suggests an entrepreneurial approach to most problems we face including education.  They recently published my white paper Private Capital & Public...

Indian innovation capital flowing to edu

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Times of India, drawing on "Private Equity Pulse-Education," reports that 80% of private equity and venture capital firms see education as...

Reconciliation on Poverty Bay

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Poverty Bay is a quiet elbow of the Puget Sound north of Tacoma. Twelve foot tides leave their mark twice...

3 legislatures attempt to turn back clock

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In a ridiculous effort to set back the clock, the Oregon legislature is considering protecting districts from online competition. The Florida senate...

Day in the life of online learner; limited social networks

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1. Read Learning Without Limits for a good description of a 5th graders day in Florida Virtual School.  2. Despite all the...

Incentives for Equitable Education

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The US Education Department (USED) will soon be writing checks totaling more than $100 billion (yes that's a b) to states...

Edu-innovation will improve quality, expand choice

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A charter school investor asked me what innovation had to do with school choice.   The answer is that adaptive content--engaging,...

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