Tom Vander Ark’s recent post in his Education Week blog on innovation is all about the shifting landscape of education in Minnesota. In his blog entry, Vander Ark surveys the advocacy and policy groups working in the state, and even pokes fun at the frigid Minnesota weather (easy for him to say from Phoenix!). Below are his remarks on Education Evolving.
The most interesting national voice is the Center for Policy Studies and its project, Education Evolving, a policy design shop with an unencumbered perspective on educational options, school governance and finance, and systems change. In addition to Ted Kolderie, the Center boosts 14 Senior Fellows including Curtis Johnson, the other author of Disrupting Class.
Vander Ark is an education advocate, advisor, author of Getting Smart, and the first executive director for education of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.