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#SXSWedu

SXSWedu is the first of the spring EdTech trifecta. A half a dozen of the Getting Smart team braved the cold for the queso and kicked out 10 blogs and hundreds of tweets.

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Charter School Authorizing 2.0

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.

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Debating Petrilli’s Post “One size fits most” for Ed Reform

By Bruno Behrend We education reformers are a fractious lot.  We like to debate each other more than we like to take on the obstacles to transforming education.  One exception to this rule is Mike Petrilli of The Fordham Foundation. He is well known for his tendency…

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Edmodo: Instant Blend, Quick Flip, Easy BYOD

Greg Wilborn and I have been at a couple of the same edtech conferences lately. He leads personal digital learning in Colorado Springs. We had breakfast with Edmodo chairman Rob Hutter today at Sharefair in Denver.

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Teachers Rule, Teachers Trained, Teachers Win

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.

EdTech

Platform-Based School Development

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…