Within the richness and diversity of the ed reform sector, the practice of charter school authorizing isn’t the trendiest. However, the multitude of charter school authorizers in Michigan is leading to a paradigm shift of authorizing in the mitten state.
NewSchools, a venture fund working to transform education by supporting entrepreneurs, wrapped up its inspiring Education Entrepreneurs series yesterday with a closing video from several of its featured edupreneurs over the past four weeks.
We say that we want students to own their education, to be invested in what and why they are learning, but are we realistically putting them in a position to want to learn? Online courses provide an opportunity for schools across the country to offer a larger variety of courses with expert teachers.
It's Friday, and with a whole week of on-location new media work to be done, we'll leave you this weekend with the news from the week, brought to you by Education Equality Project. This week, it was all about teachers, past, present and future.
The 1990s brought charter school laws and the New American Schools Development Corporation—both rooted in the standards-movement and based on the hypothesis that there was a better way to organize schools. New Technology High School opened by the Napa School District in 1996. With its first graduating class, it…