The Education Evolving Blog

June 17, 2010

To resolve budget deficits schools and political leaders are arguing over whether they should spend more, or cut. Most likely both will happen. While necessary for the short term, these are not long-term strategies. Pressures on budgets will continue, and there have got to be different choices.

June 16, 2010

In June of last year teachers, union and district officials, policy makers and researchers came together at a national meeting to discuss the growth of innovation zones inside school districts.

June 15, 2010

David Brooks wrote a New York Times column last December about facets of an innovation agenda for economic reform.

June 14, 2010

Education|Evolving’s new strategy paper Innovation-based Systemic Reform urges policy makers, in revising ESEA, to think of strategy as a ‘split screen.’ The only realistic approach is to pursue our differing goals at the same time.

June 11, 2010

Video interviews with Dan French and Lynn Nordgren, who during an Education|Evolving meeting last June expressed their support for moving control over school form and function out to the front-line units, including teachers.

June 10, 2010

The consensus in education reform is to build on traditional school. Even Microsoft, in a “We See” ad for software, shows a classroom, a blackboard – and no computer.

June 9, 2010

There is a lot of talk about ‘innovation’ in education, with a lot of varying ideas about what it is. Our view is that serious innovation examines alternatives to the present way of doing things.

June 7, 2010

A movement of innovation is sweeping the country as cities and states turn toward a strategy of creating different kinds of schools. This blog will follow and report on its progress.

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