Blog posts from April 2013

April 30, 2013 · By Dan Loritz

NPR tells a sobering tale on how little has changed since the Reagan administration released its report back in 1983, warning of "a rising tide of mediocrity" in American public education. "There's been very little innovation in schools since," said EE's Ted Kolderie.

April 26, 2013 · By Ted Kolderie

E|E's Ted Kolderie urges the importance of incorporating a "bottom-up," teacher-driven approach to innovation to complement the "top-down" approach.

April 25, 2013 · By Lars Esdal

Next Monday, April 29th, a Minnesota chartered school authorizer, Innovative Quality Schools, will be holding a conference on school redesign.

April 15, 2013 · By Lars Esdal

EE's Curt Johnson appeared on TPT's Redesigning MN: Educating the Workforce series, challenging us to embrace the relentless forces inevitably changing higher ed.

April 12, 2013 · By Lars Esdal

EE Associate and former Minnesota education commissioner, Robert J. Wedl, proposes a redesigned higher ed model where graduating high school students would be “well on the road to completing” a postsecondary education, rather than just “ready” for one.

April 3, 2013

Once considered marginal, online higher education has almost suddenly burst into the market as a major disruptive force. Every college will soon have to answer this question: what is it that we offer that students need to be on campus to get?