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Michael B. Horn strives to create a world in which all individuals can build their passions and fulfill their potential through his writing, speaking, and work with a portfolio of education organizations. He is the author of several books, including the recently released From Reopen to Reinvent: (Re)creating School for Every Child;the award-winning Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns; Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools; Choosing College; Goodnight Box, a children’s story. Michael is the co-founder of and a distinguished fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, a non-profit think tank. He cohosts the top education podcasts Future U and Class Disrupted. He is a regular contributor to Forbes.com and writes the Substack newsletter The Future of Education. Michael also serves as an executive editor at Education Next, and his work has been featured in outlets such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Harvard Business Review, and NBC. Michael serves on the board and advisory boards of a range of education organizations, including Imagine Worldwide, Minerva University, the LearnLaunch Institute, and Guild Education, and is a venture partner at NextGen Venture Partners. Michael was selected as a 2014 Eisenhower Fellow to study innovation in education in Vietnam and Korea, and Tech&Learning magazine named him to its list of the 100 most important people in the creation and advancement of the use of technology in education. Michael holds a BA in history from Yale University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Published Articles & Media

Hey Alexa, Can You Help Kids Learn More?

The next technology that could disrupt the classroom

Can Online Credit Recovery Recover?

We must try to set rigorous outcome-based standards for credit-recovery courses with rigorous assessments.

New Research Answers Whether Technology is Good or Bad for Learning

There's been an infuriating log-jam between those who argue technology is a distraction at best and those who argue it is an extremely positive force.

Without the Right Curriculum, Personalized Learning Is Just Another Fad

Personalizing learning will be most powerful when it is coupled with intentional, coherent and rigorous instruction.

Government Accountability Goes Unaccountable: Chilling WGU’s Innovation Engine

The Department of Education’s Office of the Inspector General released a faulty audit of a highly innovative model that complies with both the spirit and letter of the law.

John Danner, Education Entrepreneur, Doubles Down on Human Capital

An interview with the founder of NetGravity, Rocketship, and Zeal

What the Closure of 2 Bootcamps Means for the Industry’s Future

An interview with Jake Schwartz, CEO and co-founder of General Assembly, one of the world’s leading bootcamps.

Educational Choice, Not School Choice, Making Moves in Florida

Florida is one of the homes of “course access” or “course choice” legislation that allows public dollars to follow students to pay for an individual course of their choice.

Now Trending: Personalized Learning

Can a buzzword deliver on its promise?

Universities Gone Innovating

Higher education is capable of innovating, but each institution will have to figure out what is right for its circumstance.

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