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Who Does Gates Fund for "General Operating Support"?

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 05.26.2016 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

The assertiveness of the Gates Foundation in funding its approved version of education reform takes on head-tilting meaning when one considers the organizations that Gates funds "for general operating support."

Education Technology, Digital Learning Not As Easy As It Seems

Posted 11.15.2012 | Education

A report from the Alliance for Excellent Education identifies four key challenges that public school district leaders must address in the next two yea...

Kickin' It Old School and Inventing the Future

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 03.28.2012 | Education
Tom Vander Ark

The real benefit of technology will be in the development of new learning progressions -- pathways that combine adaptive learning, social learning, and project-based learning -- that are engaging, efficient, and effective.

Personal Digital Learning Is Changing the World

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 12.26.2011 | Education
Tom Vander Ark

While US schools will soon produce higher achievement and better preparation, cheap tablets will for the first time connect millions of students in developing economies to high quality secondary education.

Why States Should Contract With Multiple Providers

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 11.13.2011 | Education
Tom Vander Ark

The Internet has improved the public provision of services in a variety of ways and it is beginning to transform public education.

Boosting Graduation Rates

Bob Wise | Posted 05.30.2011 | Education
Bob Wise

The economic possibilities tied to increasing high school graduation rates are far too great to ignore. More diplomas mean more jobs, greater incomes, more car and home sales, and a higher GDP.

Digital Learning Now

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Tom Vander Ark

American K-12 education is facing it's "GM moment" when it must do more with less. Digital Learning Now offers a roadmap to meet the academic and financial challenges of the future.