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What would be a radically different vision of school?

There’s no shortage of different opinions about how the education system should adapt to a shifting world and a future with unknown demands, but for the most part, only two…

The best teachers don’t do what they’re told

When I became a teacher, I wanted to be like Robin Williams in Dead Poet Society, bringing students to the thinking of old, dead (is that redundant?) white dudes, TeachThought…

Think big: How to jumpstart tech use in low-income schools

The challenges of rural schools are many of the same (though not all) that low-income public schools face across the country: inadequate access to technology and broadband, tight budgets, and…

Steve Hargadon: Escaping the Education Matrix

“We tell a story about the power of learning that is very different from what we practice in traditional models of school,” says Steve Hargadon, education technology entrepreneur, event organizer,…

Should principals stop visiting classrooms?

Principals are above all supposed to be “instructional leaders” but exactly what that means — or how to be effective in that role — isn’t entirely clear, the…

Howard Rheingold: The new power of collaboration

In this TED Talk, Howard Rheingold talks about the coming world of collaboration, participatory media and collective action…

Ending education reform to reimagine what’s possible

According to a recent PEW Research Study, 66 percent of Americans say either that the education system in this country needs to be completely rebuilt or that it requires major…

Between the extremes on charter schools

As the campaigns for mayor of New York and governor of New Jersey enter the home stretch, few issues draw more heated rhetoric, the Huffington Post reports.…

Introducing a new program for high schools: Digital Ready

The Department of Education and NYC Digital today announced the launch of Digital Ready, an intensive professional development and technology expansion program to help NYC public high schools use technology…

Turning education upside down

Three years ago, Clintondale High School, just north of Detroit, became a “flipped school” — one where students watch teachers’ lectures at home and do what we’d otherwise call “homework”…

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