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Michael Bloomberg addresses the NAACP

On Education, Bloomberg Candidacy Would Be Game-Changing

“Too many politicians are afraid.” Not Mayor Bloomberg.

How To Make the Case For School Choice

A powerful opportunity to strengthen the human connection between student and school, and to boost the power of teachers to improve their practice.

Senator Warren’s “Pretty Awful” Education Plan

She’s gone further leftward—union kissing, charter hating—than any of the other major candidates.

How To Get Past the “Talent Hogs” Problem

Redesign roles, budgets, and schedules to put excellent teachers in charge of small teaching teams, for more pay.

In the News: The College of New Rochelle Is For Sale — and Comes With a Castle

The 15.6-acre campus of the College of New Rochelle in New York will be auctioned off on November 21, the New York Post reports. The school filed for bankruptcy protection last month.

Straight Up Conversation: Can Outschool Bring the Gig Economy to K-12?

Rick talks with the CEO of Outschool, which is a marketplace for live online classes connecting over 30,000 students with over 1,000 teachers in 50 U.S. states and 35 countries.

Ban Public Schools

The best defense against recent proposals to ban private schools? A good offense.

Straight Up Conversation: Microsoft Chief Talks Augmented Reality in Schools

Dan Ayoub, who helms Microsoft's education team after a decade leading the famed Halo gaming franchise, discusses the possibilities and pitfalls of bringing augmented and virtual reality to the classroom.
Senator Todd Young introduced the bipartisan bill, The ISA Student Protection Act of 2019.

Bipartisan Bill Would Set Rules for Income Share Agreements

Better incentives for colleges, less loan risk for students.

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