May 14, 2019
 HAPPY NATIONAL CHARTER SCHOOLS WEEK! Join us in celebrating the most impactful innovation in public education delivery since the country centralized schooling. Why should you? Read on and find out.SQUARE 1 - The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools has provided a road map  to get you started on your journey to learn and expand […] Read more »
May 8, 2019
  This week we bring you a quick round robin of what we think are the most interesting – even if frustrating – happenings around the world of education opportunity and innovation. KIDS SHELTER TO OPEN CHARTER.  What a great example of using the leverage of the charter school idea to help kids where they […] Read more »
April 30, 2019
 NY TIMES v PERSONALIZED LEARNING.It’s no secret that many parents are getting a little uneasy about the role of technology in teaching and learning. Teachers, too, are largely unaware in many places about the way technology can most effectively be a tool, not a substitute, for great teaching. Most of the reason anyone gets uneasy […] Read more »
April 23, 2019
 PURPLE FOR PARENTS.  Parents are tired of getting beaten up for wanting choice in their child's education. And are also tired seeing the teachers they love being intimidated into walking out on the students they serve.  Don’t believe us?  Check out this video of this Arizona union boss demanding that any teacher that doesn’t follow him on command […] Read more »
April 16, 2019
  ADVANCING OPPORTUNITY.  The annual CAO Summit is wrapping up today in Washington, DC.  A program of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund whose membership includes public HBCUs, the Center for Advancing Opportunity is focused on solving the problems that prevent opportunity from reaching people in what they call fragile communities.  Reforming the prison system, education, AND economic […] Read more »
April 11, 2019
  You may be wondering what happened to your exhilarating, weekly report about the education reform circuit. Well what happened is easy to explain. DISRUPTION! We were disrupted this week in the best of all ways - by thousands of CEOs, leaders and ed tech innovators who gathered for ASU GSV X, the world’s leading […] Read more »
April 2, 2019
 DISGUSTING LIES.  Yes, we are angry. It’s still so hard to believe but even The Washington Post, which you can disagree or agree with on any number of issues, has mostly been even-keeled when it comes to coverage of ed reform. So their recent posting on page A4 of a story by a blogger they […] Read more »
March 26, 2019
 WHILE THE MEDIA IS TRANSFIXED ON THE MUELLER REPORT, who is watching our schools? Read Jeanne's take on staying focused - in an age of endless distractions - on the issues that matter the most to families, communities, and country. “Perhaps we need a Mueller Report for education,” says our Founder & CEO.SMALL STATE - […] Read more »
March 19, 2019
INNOVATIVE vs UNIMAGINATIVE.  Opposites do not attract when it comes to policy prescriptions to improve education, especially in Washington. The Trump Administration yesterday unveiled a rather creative, innovative set of proposals for higher ed that actually were born among myriad higher education innovators like this one  and that one  but it was immediately dismissed by Senator […] Read more »
March 12, 2019
SENATOR CORY BOOKER’S LIFE SHOWS SCHOOL CHOICE A KEY CIVIL RIGHTS ISSUE. When he was Newark’s mayor from 2006 to 2013, he managed to triple the number of students attending charter schools in his city. He even served on the board of one of the city’s first charter schools. NO GOOD DEED GOES UNPUNISHED.  Senator […] Read more »