Tag: digital learning

podcastED: SUFS president Doug Tuthill interviews Friendship Public Charter School CEO Patricia Brantley

On this episode, Tuthill talks with the leader of a cohort of 16 charter schools in the Washington, D.C., area that primarily educate families of color. The two discuss how Friendship, which serves more than 4,500 students in prekindergarten through 12th grade, has adapted its education delivery in the wake[Read More…]

podcastED: SUFS president Doug Tuthill interviews Pasco County Principal of the Year

On this episode, Tuthill speaks with JoAnne Glenn, one of the nation’s top online learning leaders. In addition to being Pasco’s 2020 Principal of the Year, Glenn earned one of three Digital Principal of the Year awards from the National Association of Secondary School Principals. She is one of the[Read More…]

PodcastED: SUFS president Doug Tuthill interviews public education pioneer Julie Young

In this episode, Step Up For Students President Doug Tuthill talks with Julie Young, vice president of education outreach and student services at Arizona State University and managing director of Arizona State University’s Prep Academy and ASU Prep Digital. Young, who has been celebrated as an education disruptor for nearly[Read More…]

The intellectual legacy and example of Clayton Christensen

A key contributor to understanding innovation in the modern economy died last week at age 67. Harvard Business School’s Clayton Christensen laid the groundwork for our understanding of disruptive innovation in technology and business, a concept that has been called the most influential business idea of the early 21st century[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Class size, innovation, facilities and more

Class size. A key lawmaker wants to examine school districts’ use of a choice loophole in the state’s class size law. Tampa Bay Times. Sentinel School Zone. redefinED. Digital learning. EdTech magazine spotlights Miami-Dade in its look at districts with innovative practices. Facilities. The head of a troubled Houston school facilities department may be in[Read More…]

Legg: Teacher training needs to keep up with digital transformation

Editor’s note: In the past two legislative sessions, Florida Sen. John Legg, R-Trinity, has pushed for new digital learning funding and policies. As more students head back to school on Monday, the Senate Education Committee chairman says teacher training and professional development need to keep up with the changes happening elsewhere in society. Today’s kindergarteners are[Read More…]

Florida remains no. 2 for parent power

When groups rank states based on a range of education reforms — school choice, charter schools, teacher quality, transparency, digital learning — it’s not surprising Florida lands near the top. But Indiana continues to eke its way into the no. 1 spot in the Center for Education Reform’s “Parent Power Index,” despite an ongoing political struggle[Read More…]