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Tom Vander Ark

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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.

This video will change LA, then USA

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Parent Revolution offers a simple powerful promise—get 51% of parents to sign up and in 3 years you get a transformed...

Challenges for Charter Schools

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Read this important piece from AEI on Challenges for Charter Schools. Hess makes some good points about the challenge of...

Community organizing in a post school district world

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“What will happen when school districts go bankrupt or are taken over by the state?” a community organizer asked. He...

Mission scaling

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It’s tough for non-profit organizations to find scaling capital—especially now. Donations come and go. Foundations provide restricted grants...

Turning the textbook world upside down

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Flatworld, a start up company that just raised $8 million, is launching a free line of college textbooks. ...

Learning outside of the classroom—culture and context will drive spiky use

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TeachStreet is one of the latest entrants in informal peer-to-peer learning space.  See interview with CEO Dave Shappell on The Deal. ...

In favor of risk

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Risk capital made this country great—that and an amazing foundation of founding principles.  But we’re getting ready to send risk capital...

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