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Entrepreneur Thinking: What It Is, What It Ain't

My superintendent in the East Village apartment I rent would like me to believe that his solution for the cracks around the somewhat faulty plumbing in my bathroom ceiling and wall is entrepreneurial in its deployment and conceptualization. It most certainly is not. It is not Entrepreneur Thinking to “patch”…

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Innovation In the Face of Dated Modalities

The charter school movement that began 20 years ago in Minnesota has provided an unprecedented opportunity for educators to implement innovative change. This kind of change invokes a variety of emotions.

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Live Chat: Michael Horn, Disrupting Class

Michael Horn, co-author of "Disrupting Class" and Executive Director for Education and the Innosight Institute, has agreed to do a live chat with me and Andrew Barras on Wednesday, September 29. Right now the time is looking like 12Noon EST. Stay tuned for more details and links for the chat.

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Q&A: Alison Johnston Discusses InstaEDU & On-Demand Tutoring

We live in a world where you can buy plane tickets, a car, or even publish a novel instantly online. “Why shouldn’t learning be this convenient?” asked Alison Johnston, CEO of InstaEDU, an online, instant tutoring company for high school and college students. With $1.1 million in seed round funding from former Facebooker Chamath Palihapitiya’s The Social+Capital Partnership and several angels, Alison’s company is off to a strong start.

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WI Welfare is to LA Edu-Employment Bargain?

All Hess all day at EdReformer. In addition to his greenfield article debuting today, Rick wrote an EdWeek tome yesterday bemoaning all the things that could go wrong with rapidly drafted laws the goal of improving teacher evaluation and winning a RttT grant. As he loves to do, Hess…

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Creating Demand for Change: Smart Parents

Bob Rothman writes that "a new book from Getting Smart offers suggestions for how parents can deepen learning for all students." Smart Parents: Parenting for Powerful Learning is creating an opportunity for parents to create and advocate for student-centered learning.

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Ten Global Trends in ICT and Education

Robert Hawkins, Senior Education Specialist at the World Bank, spoke at the MIT LINC Conference about the 10 global trends in ICT and Education. It's a must see for teachers, edupreneurs, administration and thinkers.

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Closing the STEM Gender Gap in K-12 Education: How Teachers Can Help

It is, unfortunately, no surprise that the gender gap in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) still exists – from primary school right up through STEM-related careers. Recent reports (call attention, once again, to the statistics: women earn disproportionately fewer STEM undergraduate degrees; women hold nearly 50% of all jobs in the US, but less than 25% of the STEM jobs; women with STEM degrees are more likely to work in education or healthcare than their male counterparts.