Articles by author: Michael Horn

Opting Out to Opt In: Harvard Medical Withdraws From U.S. News and World Report Rankings

Some things are changing in the higher education world. From #1 in research to #9 in primary care in the most recent U.S. News and World Report, Harvard’s medical school is opting out of future participation in the list. Is Harvard alone? No. As more top schools, such as Georgetown Law, UC Berkeley Law, and […]

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Biden Nears Win as Japan, Dutch Back China Chip Controls
January 29, 2023

For more on the West’s race to implement China chip controls, read Bloomberg’s explainer on the computer chip “arms race.” (Bloomberg) — Japan and the Netherlands are poised to join the US in limiting China’s access to advanced semiconductor machinery, forging a powerful alliance that will undercut Beijing’s ambitions to build its own domestic […]

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NYSE Mayhem Traced to a Staffer Who Left a Backup System Running
January 28, 2023

(Bloomberg) — More than 700 miles from Wall Street, the New York Stock Exchange’s backup data center on Cermak Road in Chicago is supposed to safeguard US markets, standing by at all hours in case disaster ever strikes the world’s largest venue for trading shares. When markets are closed, it participates in a well-worn routine, […]

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California Storms Have Farmers Rushing to Avoid Crop Shortfall
January 28, 2023

(Bloomberg) — California farmers are facing costly damages from weeks of severe California storms that may trigger more expensive US fruits and vegetables in a time of massive food inflation. “The numbers are going to be somewhere in the hundreds of millions and perhaps in the billions,” Dave Puglia, head of the trade group Western […]

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Opting Out to Opt In: Harvard Medical Withdraws From U.S. News and World Report Rankings
January 24, 2023

Some things are changing in the higher education world. From #1 in research to #9 in primary care in the most recent U.S. News and World Report, Harvard’s medical school is opting out of future participation in the list. Is Harvard alone? No. As more top schools, such as Georgetown Law, UC Berkeley Law, and […]

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Delivering an Alternative to Standardized Tests
January 23, 2023

As California universities vote to remove standardized tests as a requirement for entry, the focus on traditional means of measurement, such as GPA, still remains popular. While supporters believe standardized testing can’t be replaced, opponents claim tests block real learning and holistic views of children’s performance. But in a world where the school system […]

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The Buying and Selling of American Education
January 17, 2023

According to a Public School Review article by Kate Barrington from May 2022, the American public education system is not keeping up with the times and is facing many serious problems. Barrington addresses fifteen issues plaguing U.S. education, from lack of funding to challenges with technology and student mental health challenges. Susan Zelman, President […]

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“Unpacking Choice, Student Centered Learning, and Trends in K-12 Education”
January 9, 2023

In the most recent episode of “The Future of Education“, host Michael Horn had a chat with Adam Newman and Christian Lehr, both executives at Tyton Partners, on student centered learning and the innovation within K-12 schooling. Newman and Lehr are additionally terrific authors of a series of research reports, “Choose to Learn”, a […]

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Inside the Microschooling Movement
December 12, 2022

Homeschooling, charter schools, boarding schools, traditional schools, and private schools are all terms we are familiar with. But microschooling? Probably not. Microschools are typically made of mixed age groups and often contain 15 students or less with teachers serving in a more guide-based role to help students personalize their learning through projects and hands-on […]

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Philanthropy to Shape and Transform the Future of Education
December 5, 2022

Leading education in the twenty-first century takes not only a village, it takes the generosity and ingenuity of philanthropy. One organization striving to impact students profoundly and positively is The Overdeck Family Foundation. Overdeck was founded in 2011 by John and Laura Overdeck to provide all children the opportunity to unlock their full potential. […]

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The Future of Education: NCEE’s Blueprint for Reinventing Schools
September 30, 2022

Founded in 1988, the NCEE (National Center on Education and the Economy) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping states, districts, and schools discover, design, and lead high-performing education systems. The organization does this by studying school systems worldwide to gain insights into best practices and what does and does not work. The goal […]

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