The Problem It is no secret that the majority of education systems in America have not changed much in at least the past hundred years. Teachers and schools remain the gatekeepers of education (at least the education that schools feel is important), students progress along an age based track, and a partial understanding is often

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As we see more and more technology attempting to make an impact on education, we often hear about fears that people have. Fears such as… They want technology to replace teachers. Technology can never really know students like a teacher can. Technology will reduce teaching memorization and to multiple choice assessments. Of course it would

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If ed tech companies, consultants, and all other third party education partners create their products and refine their work without talking to teachers, they could very well be wasting their time. Developing and working in a bubble is like taking a shot in the dark. Before development begins, it is extremely important to identify and

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If you are interested at all in competency-based research and resources, you have got to check out Competency Works. Led by Chris Sturgis, and with the support of a very talented Advisory Board, Competency Works has collected great resources, competency-based education news, and great blog posts from guest writers. Seriously… check it out.   A

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NewSchools has recently released an updated technology market map for the K-12 sector. As they have in the past, NewSchools partnered with Education Elements and Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation (formerly the Innosight Institute) to identify and organize companies that are currently working in the K-12 education market. Browsing through the map of ed

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