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Tom Vander Ark is author of Difference Making at the Heart of Learning, The Power of Place, 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, Mastery Transcript Consortium and eduInnovation. Follow Tom on Twitter, @tvanderark.

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...

Maine goes 7-12 laptop program

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Maine is expanding it’s 1:1 computing progam from 7th to 12th grade in the fall, as reported in  eSchool News.  Former...

It’s all about relationships

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David Brooks column yesterday is particularly thoughtful reflection on Obama’s education speech.  In particular, he focused on the importance of relationships: We’ve...

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...

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