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Entries by Tom Vander Ark from 07/2009

Freecomonics in Education

| Posted 07.05.2009 | Politics

Free stuff on the web is changing everything. The new ways we communicate with each other and the resources available are amazing. Can you imagine l...

Making a Difference with New Schools in New Orleans

| Posted 07.16.2009 | Healthy Living

Some good has come out of the horrible tragedy of the hurricanes -- New Orleans has the highest percentage of students in charter schools and most of them are great.

Schools That Foster Innovation

| Posted 07.16.2009 | Politics

What if students innovate themselves out of school, would we count that as success? The opportunities for independent study are growing exponentially -- two million students will be learning online this fall.

President's Community College Initiative Promising

| Posted 07.18.2009 | Politics

We should use a big investment like President Obama called for the creation of the American Graduation Initiativeto make some big improvements:

Stealth Education Reform Beats the Health Debacle

| Posted 07.26.2009 | Politics

Watching the Sunday morning arguments about health reform, I was struck by how fortunate we are that Obama's team snuck education reform into the stimulus bill.