I’m planning to bring this blog back in some form, and I’m going to try something new. At One Degree, we share interesting news articles on our Slack channel, and I thought it’d be interesting to post the articles that we’ve been sharing.
Here’s what we’ve been sharing and reading at in January:
Children grow up learning the skills to succeed in their socioeconomic stratum, but not necessarily others, which can deepen class divisions.
On being homeless in Santa Clara county, Silicon Valley:
A good listen about tackling poverty and education, and an inspiring way to start the new year:
Through her unconventional focus on addressing poverty, Superintendent Tiffany Anderson has been credited with rapidly improving the school district of Jennings, Mo.
We got a mention in this Forbes piece from my buddy, Adam Geller:
Educators have been waiting nearly 15 years for the latest update to the saga of federal education spending policy.
“A new view. Today’s technology can be so much more than a system to speed parents’ ability to react to a situation. Instead, districts can choose to promote technologies that more actively involve the parents. Software like ClassDojo provides a way for parents to receive information and communicate with the teacher. And marketplaces like One Degree connect families with needed local resources like after school programs.”
Pixar president Ed Catmull insists that every movie the company makes starts out “ugly”–and that early, ill-defined ideas need protection the most, lest they die too young.
The changes reflect a sector-wide discussion about how to measure and communicate about program effectiveness.
This happened in February, but we also got a mention in this article as well:
Lost amid legitimate grievances is a select group of nonprofits uniquely positioned to gain from the big game.
This was shared in December, but it’s still pretty interesting:
I’ve spent the last few weeks working closely with an amazing team in Sacramento across numerous state government offices to do something new.
Lastly, here’s a picture of me “reading” in the Dead Sea because… why not: