Blog posts from August 2012

August 29, 2012 · By Lars Esdal

I want to share with you an important piece of research on chartered schools conducted by longtime Minnesota superintendent Dr. Charles Kyte. The research was conducted at the request of The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

Realizing Deeper Learning: The Economics and Achievements of the Innovative Chartered School Model”...

August 24, 2012 · By Lars Esdal

Ted Kolderie, a senior associate with Education Evolving, was one of 43 national education experts invited to examine Finland’s public education system and bring lessons back to the United States. Ted’s in Finland now; he left for his weeklong trip last Saturday, August 18.

Leading the delegation are Linda Darling-Hammond, a Stanford University professor, and Joanne Weiss, chief of staff for the U.S. Secretary of Education. Ted and Mary Cathryn Ricker, president of the Saint Paul...

August 20, 2012 · By Ted Kolderie

You might ask: Why another blog about education? What do you have to say that others don't already say?

Fair enough.


Through this blog, Education Evolving will ask and answer the questions of “How?” – which others generally aren’t doing. Too much of the discussion elsewhere deplores the problems and reaffirms the goals. But the important question is: “How do we get it done?”

For more than 20 years, Education Evolving has concentrated on broadening and deepening the...