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Entries by Tom Vander Ark from 05/2009

2020 Forecast: the Future of Learning

| Posted 05.04.2009 | Politics

"You as a pupil will be placed in the centre. Personalised education means that the school and the teachers start from and adapt themselves to your go...

Why charter schools matter

| Posted 05.06.2009 | Politics

Barbara O'Brien is a persuasive advocate for kids. As a young corporate executive, she recruited me to visit with Governor Romer in 1992 to convince ...

In favor of Humanities

| Posted 05.08.2009 | Healthy Living

In an engineering curriculum crowded with plug-n-crank, Drama was one of the few humanities courses I took in college. I don't know how I ended up in...

The Fight For Educational Equality in America

| Posted 05.15.2009 | Politics

Education inequities in funding, facilities and outcomes are pervasive 55 years after the Court instructed us to fix the problem.

Live Education Equality Day coverage from Close the Gap Rally

| Posted 05.16.2009 | Huffington Post

After a few drops of rain, inspiring student choirs and drum lines, Chancellor Joel Klein, NYC Public School & Education Equality Project Co-Founder k...

School Closings, Race, and Movement Politics

| Posted 05.16.2009 | Politics

The last re-authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (called No Child Left Behind) was an attempt to close these gaps, but the status quo protects bad schools and bad teachers.

Memorial Day Travel Awards: Best and Worst on the Road

| Posted 05.22.2009 | Style are always on time even to hard to find addresses in Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx. I wish there was a worldwide Dial7.