10 Higher Education Trends to Watch in 2015 & Beyond

Thanks to the University of Wisconsin Madison Department of Educational Policy Studies and the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE), I enjoyed sharing a draft paper and informal comments yesterday on Continue Reading →

What if Schools Were Penalized for Overemphasizing Standardized Tests?

In 5 Things I Learned, Jeb Bush wrote, “If we are going to prepare students to compete in a knowledge-driven world, we need to set higher standards for achievement in Continue Reading →

Educational Innovation & Building a Plane in the Air

Is making educational change like building an airplane in the air? Perhaps you’ve heard that phrase before. The more I think about it, the more I see it as having Continue Reading →

Who Benefits from the The #ASUonline / #Starbucks Partnership?

While there were many highlights from the 2015 ASU+GSV Summit, for me it was the interview with Michael Crow, President of Arizona State University and Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks. Continue Reading →

The Power of Questions: 4 Traits of Learning Communities with Deeply Engaged Learners

While this is far too simplistic, amid my visits to various current and emerging models of schooling, I’ve come to loosely categorize types of schools. One factor that seems to Continue Reading →

What if #EdTech Funding Amplified a Culture of Engagement & Not Testing?

How much educational technology funding goes toward testing? A Bunch. What would happen if we shifted that funding to focus on student engagement? Magic. The state of Michigan spent 145 Continue Reading →