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Suprising new data on the Achievement Gap

Jonathan Schorr, a Partner at NewSchools, spoke at the 2009 Stanford Business of Education Symposium on April 30. Central to his speech was the recent McKinsey & Co. report that places a $700 billion price tag on the education achievement gap: the difference in performance between high- and low-income K-12 students. Read more

David Kelley at Summit 2009

How can education entrepreneurs promote innovation in their organizations? During his remarks at the 2009 Summit, David Kelley demonstrated a human-centered design approach may provide us some answers on how we can balance execution and innovation to generate better outcomes for all students.David Kelley, Founder and Chairman of the legendary design firm IDEO and the Stanford Design School will join us at Summit as the keynote speaker. Here’s his talk from a […] Read more

Joanne S. Weiss named to lead Race to the Top

During a video-telecast speech at the 2009 NewSchools Venture Fund Summit, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that Joanne S. Weiss has been named to lead the $4.35 billion Race to the Top fund created under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). Race to the Top monies will be disbursed to help jumpstart student achievement by “supporting states making dramatic progress on…[education] reform goals…and effectively using other ARRA […] Read more

Can Innovation Drive Reform?

Stephen Colbert didn’t moderate, but Dr. Roland Fryer an economist at Harvard University and director of Harvard’s Education Innovation Lab participated in a plenary debate titled “Innovation as a Driver of Reform” at Summit. Fryer, a big proponent of innovation calls the achievement gap a civil rights issue and sees innovation as a way to drive reform. Right now he’s working in Chicago, New York, and Washington, DC and is implementing a […] Read more

Can Innovation Drive Reform?

Stephen Colbert didn’t moderate, but Dr. Roland Fryer an economist at Harvard University and director of Harvard’s Education Innovation Lab participated in a plenary debate titled “Innovation as a Driver of Reform” at Summit. Fryer, a big proponent of innovation calls the achievement gap a civil rights issue and sees innovation as a way to drive reform. Right now he’s working in Chicago, New York, and Washington, DC and is implementing a […] Read more

Joanne S. Weiss named to lead Race to the Top

During a video-telecast speech at the 2009 NewSchools Venture Fund Summit, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that Joanne S. Weiss has been named to lead the $4.35 billion Race to the Top fund created under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). Race to the Top monies will be disbursed to help jumpstart student achievement by “supporting states making dramatic progress on…[education] reform goals…and effectively using other ARRA […] Read more

David Kelley at Summit 2009

How can education entrepreneurs promote innovation in their organizations? During his remarks at the 2009 Summit, David Kelley demonstrated a human-centered design approach may provide us some answers on how we can balance execution and innovation to generate better outcomes for all students.David Kelley, Founder and Chairman of the legendary design firm IDEO and the Stanford Design School will join us at Summit as the keynote speaker. Here’s his talk from a […] Read more