Is School Segregation Still Alive?

Aug 9th, 2017

In a recent article, Vox highlights a study conducted by EdBuild examining how school segregation is still very much alive in 2017. Parents and organizers around the country have figured out a way to barricade those in lower socioeconomic classes…

I’m a Great CEO and I’m Not a Loud Powerhouse

Jul 26th, 2017

Check out this cool column written by Gladys Kong, CEO of UberMedia on how her STEM education background prepared her for the corporate world. It’s a great personal story about the power of technology as a universal language, and yet…

Tim Taylor | Hall & Oates and Tears for Fears

Jul 17th, 2017

Musical Act: Hall & Oates and Tears for Fears Venue: Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater City: Denver, Colorado I got a last minute invitation to see Hall & Oates and Tears for Fears and my inner 80’s self couldn’t resist.  Talk about…

Jason Gaulden | Two Takes on Jay-Z’s 4:44

Jul 11th, 2017

On June 30, 2017, the world began to devour and digest the thirteenth solo album by American rapper and business mogul Jay-Z. The latest addition to his expansive and impressive catalogue is 4:44, a full album released on his record…

Andy Rotherham | Make America Grateful Again

Jun 29th, 2017

Dead and Company  | Bristow, VA | June 22, 2017 When the Grateful Dead really get deep into a song my wife, who prefers songs with a discernible beginning, middle, and end, finds it musically “over-indulgent.” When she’s in a less charitable…

Emilee Ramseur | NCTQ Calls for Changes to Teacher Prep Programs

Jun 27th, 2017

The recent release of the NCTQ report on secondary teacher preparation programs highlights the positives and negatives of hundreds of undergraduate-level programs across the country. It’s clear in the report, that while some programs get it right, systematically there needs…

Business Roundtable | CEO Solutions for Closing the Skills Gap

Jun 13th, 2017

In a new report by the Business Roundtable—Work in Progress: How CEOs Are Helping Close America’s Skills Gap—some of the nation’s foremost business leaders go on record to reveal what their respective companies are doing to address the nation’s growing…

Andy Rotherham | Playing Musical Catch-Up

Jun 5th, 2017

I don’t have a catchy lede or an excuse. I told Jason I’d write about some shows, but work has kept me from it. So here are some I’ve seen these past few months, and in a few cases hosted. My…

New Jersey’s Specialized High Schools

May 24th, 2017

New Jersey education leaders have transformed vocational education into something parents are choosing and students are excelling in. And perhaps most importantly, they’re showing that rigorous CTE isn’t something meant to replace the college track, but to give students a…

Dale Chu | The Brave New Post-NCLB World

May 8th, 2017

The plans states are drafting under the Every Student Success Act or ESSA (pronounced “ESS-UH”) are all the rage. It’s now been a month since the initial batch of ESSA plans (15 states and D.C.) was submitted to the U.S….