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Tom Vander Ark is author of Better Together, Smart Parents, Smart Cities, Getting Smart and The Power of Place. He is co-founder of Getting Smart and Learn Capital and serves on the boards of Education Board Partners, 4.0 Schools, Digital Learning Institute, Latinx Education Collaborative, Mastery Transcript Consortium and eduInnovation. Follow Tom on Twitter, @tvanderark.

Jobs: east coast principals, west coast biz dev

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Revolution portfolio companies adding positions:1. Director of Market Development for edu-web 2.0 Bay Area start up Company Description: Founded by key talent...

High School Student's Bill of Rights

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1. Every student should have an advocate at school, one person who shares responsibility with that student for navigating high school...

Brooks Suggests Education Course of Action

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David Brooks is, at least for me, the great explainer of our times. Fareed Zakaria helps me understand the world. Brooks...

Best & worst of school from DH Lawrence

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Lawrence learned first hand of the joys and frustrations of teaching in a school for boys. These two poems capture the...

Pearson bets on India and online learning

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A couple business transactions announced this week are indicative of three important trends in learning: 1. The shift from print to personal...

Choice for equity

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Education is political—especially in America. We argue about ends (standards), means (pedagogy), how students show what they know (assessment), scope (e.g.,...

Better organized free stuff

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It’s quite phenomenal how many edu-blogs, tweeters, sites, and networks are emerging. Just a few years ago we had to rely...

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