NCTQ’s ESSA Educator Equity Analyses

Nov 15th, 2017

Yesterday, the National Council on Teacher Quality released their complete analysis of educator equity in all 51 ESSA plans. In June they released analyses’ of 16 states and the District of Columbia’s plans and this second round includes the remaining 34 state…

Tim Taylor | Austin City Limits

Nov 6th, 2017

Three days of music in the live-music capital of the U.S. with my son, who is a sophomore in high school, his buddy, my brother-in-law and his wife. Zilker Park is a Texas-sized park at the confluence of Barton Springs…

Andrew J. Rotherham | Revisiting A Sweet Old World

Nov 1st, 2017

Lincoln Theater | Washington, DC | October 30, 2017 Lucinda Williams’ Sweet Old World turns 25 this year and she’s celebrating by going in the studio to cut it again and also by touring behind it with Buick 6 backing her up….

Eric Lerum | Help Wanted: More Research on CTE

Oct 31st, 2017

It’s no wonder business leaders like focusing on career and technical education (CTE) – when done well, students gain tangible workplace skills and experience highly valued by those doing the hiring. And if your company requires more specialized expertise, a…

Andrew J. Rotherham | Phil Lesh And Friends

Oct 29th, 2017

  In the fall, on Thursday’s, I teach at the University of Virginia. It’s a large class, more than two hundred students, so “teacher voice” matters. Except last week I arrived more or less unable to hear. I was fighting a…

Sharhonda Bossier | It Never Rains in Southern California

Oct 23rd, 2017

In Fall 2016, I moved back to my hometown of Los Angeles after 15 years away. It’s been quite the experience to return as a high-earning college graduate and reluctant contributor to gentrification—trying to find my way personally and professionally…

A New School System in the Age of Automation

Oct 18th, 2017

Our recently released report, The Age of Agility, details how the coming wave of automation and artificial intelligence will drastically change jobs and how the education system must adapt to meet these changes. The 74 Million wrote a great article highlighting…

Will Robots Takeover the Music Industry?

Oct 11th, 2017

Nigel Stanford, a musician from New Zealand, just released a new video from his album Automatica that depicts robots playing all the instruments – guitar, drums, and keyboard. Although it’s only special effects that make it look like the robots are playing…

Tim Taylor | An Appreciation of Tom Petty

Oct 9th, 2017

The first concert I ever took my son to was a Tom Petty show. I figured that was a life-long gift in the for form of an enviable answer to the question, “What was your first concert?”. Plus, Tom Petty…

Tim Taylor | NEEDTOBREATHE

Sep 21st, 2017

Musical Act: NEEDTOBREATHE Venue: Red Rocks Amphitheatre City: Morrison, CO I’ve had the good fortune to get to know Seth Bolt, the bass player for the South Carolina rock ‘n roll band, NEEDTOBREATHE. I don’t really know any other rock…