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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.

Why charters matter

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Barbara O’Brien is a persuasive advocate for kids.  As a young corporate executive, she recruited me to visit with Governor Romer...

Firing bad teachers is costly & difficult

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Here’s excerpts from an important story from what’s left of the investigative staff at the LA Times It's remarkably difficult to fire...

Great op-ed from great edu-govs

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The two most effective education governors in recent memory, Govs Jeb Bush & Jim Hunt, teamed up for a great op-ed...

Groups making a difference

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DFER:  Joe Williams and a strong board continue to push the Ds to support real accountability and real choice.  CA Charter Assoc:...

2020 Forecast: Last Word (3 of 3)

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“You as a pupil will be placed in the centre. Personalised education means that the school and the teachers start from...

Good news, bad news

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Good news 1.     It's great news that the  Utah State Board approved a pilot of computer adaptive testing.  Perhaps it's another sign...

The end of the university as we know it

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Read End of the University As We Know It  , a great forward looking piece on higher ed by Mark C....

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