• 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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  • A Transformational Career: Diana Oblinger’s interview with Inside HigherEd

    In the span of one career, Diana Oblinger, EDUCAUSE’s president and CEO, has witnessed enormous changes in how educators teach, how students learn, and how institutions are managed. The common denominator and the scalable enabler of this change is technology, although technology alone cannot...

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  • Best of the Blog: May 2014

    Best of the Blog: May 2014 May was a monumental month for the NGLC blog, which covered such wide-ranging topics as educational entrepreneurship, tech innovation, financial decision-making and faculty engagement. If you happened to miss a post, here’s a brief recap: Earlier in the...

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  • Trending Now: Postsecondary

    Many of us should be very hopeful now. Hopeful that we can change education to be more inclusive and that we can help more students to complete a degree that will set the stage for the rest of their lives. Why? The U.S. Department of Education’s First in the World (FITW) Program has $75...

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  • Salesforce.com’s CRM system becomes a 21st century LMS

    “I don’t ever remember having an educational institution that was on Fast Company’s Most Innovative list. That’s a fascinating perspective to bring to the market…” Brian Peddle, the chief technology officer for College for America at Southern New Hampshire...

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  • Financial Planning for Improved Student Success and Completion

    Is Your New Project Worth the Investment? By Mitch Robinson, Vice President for Finance and Administration Austin Peay State University   The situation is all too familiar—an academic dean or enrollment manager attends a conference and comes back with the perfect student success...

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  • Educators and School Developers: Challenges, Lessons Learned, & Success Stories

    What excites our grant recipients, and what keeps them up at night? We asked, and our grant recipients answered. This inside look offers a one-day-at-a-time perspective on the values, challenges, hopes and dreams of the educators who are working to reform and transform education.  ...

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  • Failure is Not an Option; Sometimes, It’s Necessary

    Design Thinking and Breakthrough Change Last month when I brought up the topic of design thinking, I focused on its human-centered nature and its emphasis on iteration over perfection. Those two core features were reinforced by the opening keynote at  EDUCAUSE Connect: Baltimore last week,...

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  • 16 schools Where Students Will Learn Differently

    This fall, 3,400 students will experience school in a different way. Sixteen districts and charter operators, with the support of the NGLC launch grant awards announced today, are opening a new school or redesigning an existing one. While the details, context, and strategies vary, these schools all...

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  • Creating Breakthrough Schools, One Region at a Time

    Long known for its entrepreneurial drive, creativity, and inventive thinking, the United States is experiencing a 21st century renaissance in the emergence of tech start-ups and business incubators. This renaissance is creating an unparalleled opportunity to rethink education as well. With this...

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