Innovation

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School & District Management Opinion 'Innovation' Is a Four-Letter Word
Many in education thrill to the promise of ‘innovation,’ but rightly understood, it is a means, not an end.
Rick Hess, June 19, 2023
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School & District Management Opinion How Can Education Get Beyond Zero-Sum Schooling?
Author Michael Horn discusses how school leaders might reinvent schooling.
Rick Hess, October 20, 2022
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School & District Management From Our Research Center What It Will Take to Transform Public Education (in 4 Charts)
The EdWeek Research Center asked educators what they thought was needed for K-12 change. This is what they said.
Elizabeth Rich, September 6, 2022
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School & District Management Reported Essay Teachers Are Ready for Systemic Change. Are Schools?
The pandemic underscored the need for school change. Leaders must be ready to take on that work.
Madeline Will, September 6, 2022
7 min read
School & District Management Video Teachers Hoped the Pandemic Would Bring Change for All Students. Did We Miss the Chance?
Many teachers hoped the pandemic would be a chance to reset education, but they now wonder if the opportunity has been squandered.
Madeline Will, September 6, 2022
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School & District Management Opinion Schools Can Do More Than 'Return to Normal.' Here's How
If educators are to turn the pandemic into an opportunity for lasting change, there’s one thing they need: more autonomy.
Michael B. Horn, July 7, 2022
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Clever co-founders, left to right, Tyler Bosmeny, Dan Carroll, and Rafael Garcia at the company’s San Francisco headquarters in 2015.
Clever co-founders, left to right, Tyler Bosmeny, Dan Carroll, and Rafael Garcia at the company’s San Francisco headquarters in 2015.
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Education Industry How K-12 Schools Tamed Silicon Valley
Forget disruption. Ed-tech startups Clever and Nearpod just sold for a combined $1 billion because they solved schools’ everyday problems.
Benjamin Herold, June 9, 2021
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Future of Work Which U.S. States Are Best Positioned to Innovate? How K-12 Schools Influence the Rankings
A new report ranks states in terms of how good an environment they are for innovation, including K-12 education factors.
Alyson Klein, March 29, 2021
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School & District Management Opinion An Innovative Way to Professionalize Teaching and Boost Teacher Pay
Webs of rules, routines, and administration often stop teachers from growing in their role or bending it to suit their strengths and passions. Here's a way to bust those traps.
Rick Hess, October 8, 2020
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Teaching What Teachers Want: 'Looping,' Grouping by Ability, and Digital Devices, Survey Says
Educators for Excellence asked 600 teachers about instruction during the school shutdowns, their perspectives on remote learning, and concerns for next school year.
Sarah Schwartz, May 28, 2020
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School & District Management Teachers Get Tips on Remote Instruction Strategies in Online 'Open Mic' Sessions
A growing number of online communities are emerging to help teachers get strategies and tips on distance learning from their colleagues.
Catherine Gewertz, April 29, 2020
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Teaching Profession Teachers Spring Into Action to Help Medical Workers During Coronavirus Pandemic
Teams of teachers used their schools’ 3-D printers to make medical face shields and rounded up hand sanitizer and latex gloves to donate to local hospitals, clinics, and senior care facilities.
Catherine Gewertz, March 31, 2020
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