Category Entrepreneurs

Clinton to KIPP Summit: “This should be a moment of renaissance in education in America”

Bill Clinton is speaking right now to the 3,000 assembled KIPP teachers, funders, and fans who make up the amazing festival of learning and joy that is KIPP School Summit. He’s utterly gallant, thanking everyone from KIPP’s board and donors to those of us who are watching on big screens from the overflow room. (Hey, […]

Closing the “Time-Wasting Gap”

Matt Richtel, the Pulitzer-winning technology writer for the New York Times, was a friend when we toiled together at the Oakland Tribune. Recently, despite my affection and respect for him, I’ve given him a rough time over what I’ve seen as some loosely reasoned pieces on the dangers of education technology. But his piece today, “Wasting […]

Who’s an Education Entrepreneur?

Last week, fired up by a surreal Saturday night debate on Twitter between a well-known education historian and the spokesman for the Secretary of Education, I wrote up a post on the NewSchools blog aiming to reclaim the term “education entrepreneur.” You can read it below, but it’s worth going to the NewSchools blog to […]