Closing schools, district or charter, is almost always difficult and disruptive. We should not pretend, though, that the disruption that comes with closure is worse than the consequences of maintaining schools that fail to educate students.
When you look to the future, the potential to put education data to use is staggering. Remember the early days of wireless, when mobile phones were still a rarity? Now we’ve crossed the chasm and gone mobile in ways that, not so long ago, seemed utterly fantastic.
When it comes to the state of South African education, Jonathan Jansen accepts no excuses. Jansen is right to be frustrated. For too long we’ve accepted this status quo. For too long, we’ve lowered expectations for our children. It's time to band together for change.
Childhood obesity is one of the most significant health threats facing our nation’s children. Almost one third of US kids are overweight or obese. But in some cities and communities across the nation, rates are improving. Everyday heroes like David are turning the tide.
The performance of district and charter schools fall on a bell curve. We need to replicate the schools in the far right tail, regardless of school type. Andy Smarick argues that it is the process of chartering, not charter schools themselves, that can revolutionize urban public education.
Today, we’re thrilled to announce a new $60 million, 10-year commitment to help make Austin a center of health care excellence. A $50 million grant will go to the University of Texas to establish the Dell Medical School, and an additional $10 million in community grants. We can’t wait to see this shared vision come alive.
ANet began work in seven Boston charter schools in 2005. Five years from now, the company’s goal is to embed data-driven instruction into at least 500 schools nationwide, and to inspire an additional 1000 schools to adopt similar practices.