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Edutopia to Go Online-Only; Chen Steps Down as Foundation Head

By Kathleen Kennedy Manzo — February 09, 2010 1 min read

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.

A version of this article appeared in the February 10, 2010 edition of Education Week as Edutopia to Go Online-Only; Chen Steps Down as Foundation Head