We sense a growing, spreading, desire to re-think the strategy for education -- both the 'what' of school and the 'how' of change.
We've just released a new paper, which proposes a new and different 'theory of action'.
We do need very different schools, and approaches to learning. But, being practical, we can't vote-in radical change. Rather, we need to arrange for K-12 to change the way successful systems change. Through innovation.
I hope you will look at the paper, and send me your reaction -- firstname.lastname@example.org.
We'll be sending soon a second paper explaining how to organize the 'innovation' side of this strategy; explaining also how and why chartering lost its initial focus on innovation.
Chartering in Minnesota will be a topic of focus on this blog in 2016. We'll cover the innovation occurring in the sector's schools, new starts and school closures, personnel changes, legislative and rule making activity, the authorizer review process, and more.