Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Edtech in the City of Angels has taken quite a few punches over the past months. The recent iPad roll-out has been widely critiqued. Rumors are flying about whether LA Unified Superintendent John Deasy has plans to resign by February 2014.
In the midst of all this, however, an edtech implementation success story rises out of the ashes: KIPP Empower Academy, a Los Angeles charter school founded in 2010, recently gained status as the highest API-rated school in LAUSD.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
President Obama will soon release his federal budget for 2014, and a top priority is likely to be early-childhood education, particularly for the poor. But will the proposal seek much funding for the growth of charter schools—at least more than the paltry 0.4% of federal education spending that currently supports these exciting and demonstrably successful schools?