1. We certainly need to get the cost of education under control and improve its effectiveness and quality. But if we say that education isn’t worthwhile and that children shouldn’t complete bachelors degrees, we lose. I’d love to get your feedback especially if you disagree.
    Vivek Wadhwa: “China, India and why Peter Thiel is wrong about education,” The Washington Post  (via oninnovations)
    Reblogged from: oninnovations

  2. From November 2-4, thirty educators, parents, youth, and policy-makers will visit four dynamic schools and programs. Together, we’ll make meaning of the visits through conversation and reflection. Space is limited on the NYC Innovation Tour, so register now to secure your spot. (Regístrese en español aquí.)

    Here’s a snapshot of each site we’ll visit:

    1) NYC iSchool: A public high school just 4 years old, the iSchool combines innovative use of technology with a problem-based approach to learning, where students have the opportunity to engage in real world projects in New York City and beyond.

    2) P.S. 28, Warren Prep Academy: Public pre-K to 5th grade school offering strong social and emotional support to students, meaningful teacher professional development, and a center for direct support for parents and the community, all in a high-poverty urban neighborhood in Brooklyn. 
    3) Urban Academy: A highly successful and influential public high school, Urban Academy has been offering a diverse group of students an engaging, personalized, and inquiry-based learning experience since 1985.
    4) The Point: A non-profit youth and community development organization in the Bronx. Grounded in asset-based community development, THE POINT believes that the residents of the South Bronx, especially young people, have the vision and ability to transform their neighborhoods.

    Save the Date: The Puerto Rico Innovation Tour is coming November 15-18!


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