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.”
For months, a high-profile head-hunting firm searched the nation for a new superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District. On Monday evening, the Board of Education gave the job to a candidate who was part of the district all along: Chief Deputy Supt. Michelle King.
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: