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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, and eduInnovation. Follow Tom on Twitter, @tvanderark.

6 EdTech trends that will affect education

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eSchool News reports on the six technologies soon to affect education - One year or less: collaborative environments and online communication tools
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Learning online tidbits

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1. “Students say there should be more use of mobile devices in their learning.”   This blinding flash of the obvious is...

A new kind of B school: Kauffman shows the way

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The Kauffman Foundation is clearly the most entrepreneurial philanthropy.  Their deep understanding of the importance of entrepreneurship to job creation and...

Tech augmented teacher supply

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Here's the intro to an AEI discussion on teacher supply next week; it's a good summary of the challenge: Today’s most successful...

East Side: the important role of CBOs

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Yesterday I visited two South Bronx schools supported by an impressive community-based organization (CBO) East Side House Settlement.  One school was...

10 Notable CMOs

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Following are 10 notable education leaders and their charter management organizations: 1. Larry Rosenstock, High Tech High: the best example of applied and integrated...

Spectacular Hartford Magnet schools

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Connecticut was a late comer to charters and still has relative few (but very high quality like Achievement First).  The state...

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