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The struggling city school district is resting its hopes on replicating the success of the Science Leadership Academy, a school that emphasizes tech-focused, project-based learning.
Includes Multimedia: Replicating a Model School

The market for testing products and services is surging, as schools scramble to prepare for common-core tests and embrace new, classroom-based assessment models. (Education Week)
A flurry of media reports indicate that districts are making significant security system purchases, from adding high-tech "visitor management" systems to installing new video-surveillance technologies. (Education Week)

What is the "secret sauce" in a district's culture of operation that allows good ideas to flourish, and how can those attitudes and approaches be replicated?
Special Report: Managing the Digital District
(Education Week)

There seems to be this idea in venture capital that if an entrepreneur raises money at a high valuation, they have somehow succeeded. In reality, they will best succeed if they raise money at the PROPER valuation, though the process is a bit tricky. (Reimagining K-12 Blog)
Advanced Placement courses offer a great opportunity for rigorous college preparation, and successful completion yields college credit in all of the most selective colleges. However, AP courses can be difficult to staff and expensive to offer. (Vander Ark on Innovation Blog)



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Reimagining K-12

In this opinion blog, Matthew Greenfield and Tom Segal of Rethink Education examine how innovative ideas, creative people, and marketplace trends are reshaping K-12 education.
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Marketplace K-12
Education Week Assistant Editor Sean Cavanagh covers business and innovation. In this blog, he tracks business trends and emerging models in K-12 education.
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Vander Ark on Innovation
In his opinion blog, Tom Vander Ark analyzes the interrelationships between student needs and learning experiences and how schools innovate to meet those needs and improve those experiences, especially through the use of educational technology.
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