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Bridgespan’s Susan Colby: “All means all”

Bridgespan has posted Susan Colby’s presentation from the NewSchools Summit 2010, in which she implored the audience “to focus relentlessly on the destination of all children having the means to achieve their dreams.” The remarks surveyed what education entrepreneurs have accomplished and what lies ahead, and kicked off a session on what it will take for the entrepreneurial education sector to scale up its impact in the years ahead. You can view […] Read more

Education in the post-NCLB era

Education reform has taken a subtle but sharp turn in recent years, notes Kevin Carey of Education Sector in a thoughtful, lengthy blog post: “When I began working on education policy full-time in the early 2000’s, the center of gravity in education reform sat with the coalition of civil rights advocates, business leaders, and reform-minded governors of both parties who pushed NCLB through Congress in 2001. To find that same hum of ideas and […] Read more

NewSchools Summit 2010 in a thousand words or less

Pictures may be worth a thousand words, but this one only hints at the range of conversation that took place between the Secretary (of Education) and the Chairman (of the House’s HELP committee) in one of the most talked-about sessions at NewSchools Summit 2010 last month. We’ve uploaded this photo and many others from NewSchools Summit 2010 as a set on our new Flikr photostream. (For fun, make your own scorecard of fashion hits and […] Read more

News roundup: lotteries, turnarounds, graduation, and other venture highlights

With the school year coming to a close, a variety of recent pieces have reflected on several entrepreneurial organizations’ successes while also being clear about the challenges that lie ahead: Harlem Success Academy Students Outscore Peers, in Education Week (school operated by Success Charter Network) On a related note, don’t miss the new documentary The Lottery about families hoping for a slot at a Success Charter Network school, which opened in theatres this week. Recent of the film coverage includes […] Read more