The Education Evolving Blog

March 29, 2016 · By John Kostouros

Charter school advocates were relieved this week after an administrative law judge confirmed that attempts at regulation exceeded the executive branch's authority.

March 25, 2016

This week we at Education Evolving begin a multi-pronged effort to help Minnesotans and others interested in the evolution of school gain a broader understanding of the role chartering is playing in improving public education in 2016.

February 24, 2016 · By Ted Kolderie

Competitions for redesigning school are popping up everywhere. But is a great design enough? Is anyone asking the designers how they would get their new model into the system?

January 29, 2016 · By John Kostouros

New research calls for the chartered public schools sector, now numbering 6,700+ schools with 2.9 million students, to become "better, broader, and bigger" and more innovative if it is to raise student achievement for today's global marketplace.

December 21, 2015 · By Curtis Johnson

A decade after Clayton Christensen’s Disrupting Class became an award-winning book, co-author Curt Johnson recalls the debate he and Clay had back in ’05 of whether charter schools were ‘disruptive’ in a theoretical sense. Johnson asserts that in practice now the evidence is clear: chartering is disrupting public education.

November 11, 2015

Over 220 educators from 23 states gathered in Minnesota last weekend for the first annual Teacher-Powered Schools conference. Teacher teams from both the district and charter sectors shared lesson learned about collaboratively designing and running all aspects of their schools.

April 15, 2015 · By Lars Esdal

Tim McDonald will be giving a keynote April 29th on creating environments for innovation to flourish. In addition, E|E's Johnson and Wedl will lead a panel discussion on Split Screen strategy as an essential policy tool.

March 16, 2015 · By Lars Esdal

In teacher-powered schools, how does accountability work if there’s no single person in charge? How can a group be held accountable? Ted Kolderie recalls the advantages of group accountability over single-leader accountability he learned first-hand during his time in the military.

January 15, 2015 · By Ted Kolderie

In November, 2014 the U.S. Department of Education proposed a set of priorities, requirements, and criteria for the federal charter grants to state education agencies. Here is the response of three senior E|E associates, to that proposal.

November 5, 2014 · By Curtis Johnson

Through the eyes of a 10-year old, find out what it's like to learn, fail and have fun in a classroom where technology and gaming promote individualized learning.


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