• Blue Sky Thinking from Academic Entrepreneurs

    Announcing the 2014 Breakthrough Models Academy Projects Blue skies! What a great holiday gift! Mine came early this year, and I’m not talking about the unseasonably warm and sunny weather we’ve been experiencing in Seattle. I’m talking about the Breakthrough Models Academy 2014...

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  • Investing in the Explosion of Options in Education & Learning

    By: Michael Staton Time and again, as local institutions transform into dynamic, international markets there is an explosion in variety and a relentless pursuit of more aptly and fully meeting the scales and diversity of demand.  As products and services are uprooted from monopolistic,...

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  • Evidence of Personalized Learning Practices in NGLC Schools

    Earlier this month, I shared my take on the key findings of student achievement in the RAND Corporation’s study of 23 personalized learning schools. To boil it down, the early results are “promising.” The study found widespread growth in math and reading scores across schools...

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  • Breakthroughs in Higher Education

    “Be the Change You Wish to See in the World” -Mahatma Ghandi Call it disruption. Call it progress. Call it innovation. No matter how it’s labeled, real sustainable change begins from within—inside the hallowed halls of academia, and inside the hearts and minds of...

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  • Personalized Learning Movement Grows in D.C.

    7 K-12 Schools to Receive Breakthrough Schools D.C. Grants On Saturday, December 6, seven D.C.-based schools received some very good news. The CityBridge Foundation—one of NGLC’s Regional Funds for Breakthrough Schools partners—selected its second round of Breakthrough Schools D...

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  • Technology & Change: Perspectives on the Role of Faculty

    I just got new glasses. It’s amazing what I can see now that I couldn’t see before. I begin here because I am going to advocate that all of higher ed get some new glasses. Because the way we are looking at the role of faculty isn’t helpful to moving forward. We all want the same...

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  • Launching a New Innovation? Don’t Go it Alone.

    By: Judith A. Pirani What are the ideal conditions for introducing and scaling a new initiative at your college? What types of supports are the most beneficial to faculty and educators who are going out on a limb:  whether to iterate a new teaching method, to adopt emerging technology, or a...

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  • Postsecondary Trending Now: Effective Systemic Change

    If you’re dedicated to student success and college completion, you probably want to know how to enact systemic change focused on these goals, what promising practices are being used, and at least one example of a college or university that is doing the hard work. Here are three resources to...

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  • Design Thinking and Business Models in Higher Education

    A large crowd formed in the center of the ballroom. Institutional leaders were cheering for their teammates. Intense energy and excitement permeated the room. The final round of Rock, Paper, Scissors was on. This is how Greg Warman of Experience Point chose to ‘break the ice’ for...

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  • LA's Incubator School Attracts BBC Coverage

    Young entrepreneurs tend to get noticed. They take risks, challenge the status quo, and on occasion, reinvent entire industries. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg even had a feature film created about his meteoric rise from Ivy League college student to CEO of one of the world’s most...

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