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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 Education Board Partners, 4.0 Schools, Digital Learning Institute, Latinx Education Collaborative, and eduInnovation. Follow Tom on Twitter, @tvanderark.

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...

Investing in Innovation

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In the long run, it’s all about innovation—that’s true for our economy and our schools. Tom Friedman makes the case for...

Leadership Challenge: Execution & Innovation

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Over the next decade education will migrate from print-centric batch-processing to personal digital learning services (see www.disruptingclass.com). This transition will result from...

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