Rebuilding Philly: Inside an Experimental Public School

In 2014 the School Reform Commission in Philadelphia approved the creation of three small, non-selective high schools. They were designed to compete with charters; while they retain the status of a public school they aim to personalize learning. They stressing inquiry- and project-based learning over and an assessment-based curriculum.  One of these innovative schools is… Read More Rebuilding Philly: Inside an Experimental Public School

How Gooru is Changing the Way We Navigate Learning

“With the advent of Gooru critical information about the student progress can be met with instantaneous feedback, analyzed thoroughly, stored indefinitely, compared and contrasted clearly, shared easily, and accessed painlessly.” Gooru is an award-winning non-profit company developing a high-quality learning navigator. Because teachers have millions of free online resources at their fingertips, it’s often difficult… Read More How Gooru is Changing the Way We Navigate Learning

Why You Should Be Afraid of Betsy DeVos

It’s common in liberal circles to paint the Secretary of Education Besty DeVos as someone who’s polite yet unintelligent, incompetent yet mostly unassuming. However, this caricature is misleading and masks her very real threat to democracy; resolutely committed to a small-minded ideology, DeVos is backed by billions of dollars and now officially heads the most… Read More Why You Should Be Afraid of Betsy DeVos