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…

Emilee Ramseur | The Lumineers

Aug 31st, 2017

Musical Act: The Lumineers Venue: Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre City: Denver, Colorado After being on the road since early last year, The Lumineers wrapped up their Cleopatra World Tour last weekend in the place where their band began: Denver, Colorado. The…

The Leverage and Limits of School Data

Aug 29th, 2017

In this opinion piece, published in The 74, Andy Rotherham and Bonnie O’Keefe examine the gap between availability of school data and its actual usefulness to everyday parents. They make the compelling point that: “Most parents want to know how their child…

Don’t Complain About Charter Schools, Compete With Them

Aug 25th, 2017

This piece by Arun Ramanathan, published in EducationNext, is a very compelling case for the necessity and benefit of healthy competition in the marketplace of public education. Rather than simply accepting the divisive polarity between traditional district schools and public…