Education Diplomacy: Hillary Clinton’s Global Learning Legacy

Last Monday, during her final week as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton commanded the attention of a global education force field from the State Department, the Arab League, the Department of Education, and a group of representatives from other national and international education organizations and institutions with a simple, but radical idea–education diplomacy–and a road map of how to achieve it.… Read the rest

Beyond the Textbook

This article initially appeared in the Huffington Post, June 12, 2012 Probably none of us have gone through high school or college without some relationship to that 20th century artifact of learning called the textbook. While I remember in high school not being allowed to write in my textbook, I also remember being delighted in college when I realized that because I bought my own textbooks I could scribble notes in them and highlight with abandon.… Read the rest

Digital Textbooks, Real Gains for Education

This post originally appeared in The Huffington Post, June 16, 2009 Governor Schwarzenegger has a plan to make California the first state in the nation to provide its schools with free digital textbooks. The initiative would start this fall with online materials for high school math and science classes. The Governor explained his thinking in an op-ed in the San Jose Mercury: [quote]California is home to software giants, bioscience research pioneers and first-class university systems known around the world.… Read the rest