The Chicago Public Schools’ battle with its teachers union over school reform has been headline news for the better part of the last six months. One of the reforms Mayor Rahm Emanuel has implemented is new teacher evaluations partially based on student achievement.
How can so called education “experts” be so far apart on the issue of common core state standards (CCSS) and whether they are the right approach for our children? One such expert (and former colleague of mine at the U.S.
The late Steve Jobs of Apple, Inc., by any measure one of the greatest of American innovators, once noted that “innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” As home to the most prolific innovators in the world, the United States has long been not just a leader, but the leader in the
Business leaders and students have similar, interrelated goals when it comes to higher education: students want to get the most out of their degree and secure employment, while businesses want to hire skilled individuals who add value.
If you have been reading our posts for some time, you know that we are huge supporters of innovation in higher education.