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Thinking Forward: How Can Public Education Prepare Every Student for the Challenges of the Future?

Robin Lake | Thu, 11/08/2018

Robin Lake introduces a set of essays intended to spur discussion about how public education can adapt to a rapidly changing world.

To Meet the Needs of Complex Learners, School Systems Must Think More Boldly

Robin Lake | Mon, 11/05/2018

Robin Lake urges cities to leverage community assets, technology, and networks to improve services and supports for students with special needs.

A New School Takes Root in New Orleans—And Races Against Time

Travis Pillow | Tue, 10/30/2018

Travis Pillow profiles an innovative school leader whose startup seeks to provide students with multiple pathways to financial freedom.

New Ideas for a New Era of Public Education

How can schools prepare students for tomorrow’s challenges?
Considering ways to "unbundle" learning when the need for advanced skills, social cohesion, and adaptability have never been greater.

What do we actually know about the four-day school week?
The impact on district finances and student learning is unclear.

Are students with special needs being educated effectively in charter schools?
We’re examining special education when parents have choices and schools have autonomy.

Why should districts and charter schools cooperate?
The challenges of working across traditionally competitive boundaries are formidable, but collective action can lead to more equitable outcomes.