News in Brief
Edutopia to Go Online-Only; Chen Steps Down as Foundation Head
The George Lucas Educational Foundation announced last week that it will discontinue the print version of its Edutopia magazine this spring to focus more aggressively on building free multimedia content for its Web site, Edutopia.org.
Edutopia.org was launched in 1994 as an online venue for spreading the word about innovative approaches to teaching and learning, from charter schools to teacher preparation to educational technology. Those stories have appeared in regular print issues of Edutopia, the subscription-based magazine. The April/May issue will be the last print edition.
Milton Chen, who has led the organization for 12 years, is now a senior fellow and executive director emeritus. Cindy Johanson, the foundations chief operating officer and a former executive with Public Broadcasting Service, is the new executive director.
Vol. 29, Issue 21, Pages 4-5