The Education Evolving Blog

May 24, 2013 · By Lars Esdal

Why does our whole discussion about improving learning go on with no one questioning the old institution of adolescence? Kolderie asserts: young people are today the most discriminated-against class of people in our society.

May 17, 2013 · By Guest Blogger

Teacher and former State Senator Julie Sabo reflects on how standardization has impacted the way her students describe their hopes and dreams. She also questions our current definition of achievement, and wonders whether the "achievement gap" may be better described as a "testing gap."

May 16, 2013

Students report that they are eager to learn about potential jobs and careers. Teachers at Boston's Mission Hill K-8 School demonstrate that learning academic skills and having real-life, professional experiences alongside adults need not be mutually exclusive.

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?

March 29, 2013

Ready to design your own school or learn how to do so? Join Lori Nazzaro, Center for Teaching Quality, April 3 & 17 for her School (Re)Design webinar series. After teaching for 25 years, Lori took the concept of a teacher-led school to reality at the Mathematics and Science Leadership Academy (Colorado).

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