The Future of Education

Reevaluate IDRs to Ensure Equitable Student Aid and System Durability

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As the burden of student loans continues to be a pressing issue for millions of Americans, the discourse around sustainable repayment options has intensified. Studies, including one by The Pew Charitable Trusts, highlight how income-driven repayment plans (IDRs), while designed to alleviate financial strain, might paradoxically lead to increased loan delinquency rates due to […]

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Strict Online Education Regulations Could Derail the Future of Learning

In a time where over half of all students are taking at least one online course, the landscape of online education is at a pivotal juncture, reflecting a broader shift in how higher education adapts to technological advancements and regulatory scrutiny. The Department of Education is proposing ambitious regulatory changes that directly impact online […]

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Cut Costs, Not Corners for the Future of Higher Education: Redirect Focus to Student Achievement

The landscape of higher education has been the subject of intense scrutiny and debate in recent years. The rising costs of tuition, the ballooning of administrative overhead, and questions about the real value of a college degree have sparked a vital conversation about the future of higher education.  This has sparked discussions among educators, […]

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Bold Measures are Needed to Improve Investment in Higher Education

The stakes for higher education have never been higher as the educational landscape sees rapid evolution. As universities and colleges grapple with the dual challenges of technological disruption and increasing demands for accessible, quality education, the question of how best to implement investment in higher education becomes a priority. This debate has been ignited […]

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Audio Learning is More Than Just an Alternative to Digital, But More Useful in Enhancing Education

Digital screens often dominate our lives and interactions even in schools, but the question of alternative, impactful ways of learning has become a major factor. Audio, which was long considered a secondary medium for education, is re-emerging as a powerful tool in shaping how we learn, think, and perceive the world. Studies have shown […]

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The Concept of Work and Learning Needs a Massive Overhaul if Workforce Development is at Stake

Current times continue to demonstrate that traditional educational paradigms are increasingly failing to meet the needs of a diverse and evolving workforce, which is now pivoting the conversation around reimagining how we develop talent more pertinent. The rise of digital transformation, coupled with a persistent skills gap, underscores a pressing need to overhaul the […]

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From Academia to Real-World Success: The Essential Shift Needed in Math Education Focus

In recent years, a growing disconnect has emerged between traditional math education in schools and its real-world applications, particularly in relation to career readiness​. This gap has sparked intense debates, especially in states like California, where the push for a new math framework has led to what some are calling a “math war.” Amidst […]

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Seizing the Narrative: The Transformative Impact of Storytelling on Women’s Empowerment
April 19, 2024

With gender equality becoming a significant global agenda, the narrative around women’s empowerment is more relevant than ever. Amid rising awareness and shifting societal norms, women are increasingly seeking avenues for self-expression and empowerment. A recent study by the Global Gender Gap Report highlights that while progress is being made, substantial efforts are still […]

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Plug into the Future: Decoding V2G for Utility Applications
April 19, 2024

Brian Rudy from Verizon IoT and Melissa Chan of Fermata Energy explore the cutting-edge potential of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. Their discussion highlights how this innovation transforms electric vehicles into dynamic energy storage units, capable of stabilizing the grid by storing and discharging power as needed. This technology represents a significant shift […]

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Secure Grid Modernization with Zero Trust Architecture
April 19, 2024

Ray Bauer of Verizon Business engages with Del Rodriguez from Palo Alto Networks at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. Rodriguez shares insights into the significance of cybersecurity within the utility sector, particularly in light of increasing cyber threats and the convergence of IT and operational technology (OT). Bauer and Rodriguez discuss Palo Alto Networks’ initiatives to enhance […]

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Private Wireless Networks
April 19, 2024

Verizon host Wayne Weeks discusses the evolving utility industry with John Gaster, CEO of KSI Data Sciences at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. Together, they explore how KSI focuses on harnessing data from remote sensing devices to enhance the safety, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of utility operations. Gaster emphasizes the significant role of AI and machine learning in […]

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Cut Costs, Not Corners for the Future of Higher Education: Redirect Focus to Student Achievement
April 15, 2024

The landscape of higher education has been the subject of intense scrutiny and debate in recent years. The rising costs of tuition, the ballooning of administrative overhead, and questions about the real value of a college degree have sparked a vital conversation about the future of higher education.  This has sparked discussions among educators, […]

Read More
Bold Measures are Needed to Improve Investment in Higher Education

The stakes for higher education have never been higher as the educational landscape sees rapid evolution. As universities and colleges grapple with the dual challenges of technological disruption and increasing demands for accessible, quality education, the question of how best to implement investment in higher education becomes a priority. This debate has been ignited […]

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Human First: Redefining Intelligence and Self-Actualization in Education

How can education evolve to prioritize human potential and self-actualization over standardized results? In the latest episode of “The Future of Education: Class Disrupted,” hosts Michael B. Horn and Diane Tavenner, along with their esteemed guest Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman, a Cognitive Scientist, Podcaster, Author, and Coach, explore the transformative power of viewing education […]

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Beyond the Acronym: Exploring the Depth of DEI

The world is increasingly driven by the quest for equality and understanding, and the realms of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) have become more than just buzzwords; they have emerged as pivotal elements in shaping the future of education. Yet, as these concepts gain prominence, they also encounter resistance and misinterpretation, leading to polarized […]

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Is Apprenticeship the Key to Bridging the Experience Gap in Education?
January 22, 2024

Apprenticeship could be the perfect solution to moving the needle and bridging the experience gap in education. As education stands at a crossroads between educational reform and workforce development, how can apprenticeship programs revolutionize the approach to equipping the next generation for the evolving job market? In an insightful episode of The Future of […]

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Recapping Education in an Era of Disruptive Innovations: Navigating the Tides of Change in Education

As the world of education continues to evolve, one critical question emerges: How can disruptive innovations reshape our understanding of success and the role of education? This pivotal inquiry sets the stage for the latest episode of “The Future of Education: Class Disrupted,” hosted by Michael B. Horn and Diane Tavenner. In this episode, […]

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Advancing Teaching: Reshaping Education in a Post-Pandemic World

What approaches must education take in advancing teaching in a post-pandemic world? How can traditional education reshape itself to include a more dynamic, skills-based learning approach? As educational paradigms shift towards nurturing adaptability and critical thinking, leaders in the field are poised to redefine the learning framework to prepare students for a rapidly evolving […]

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The Growth of AI in Education Offers Students an Alternative Educational Path

On the latest episode of “The Future of Education: Class Disrupted,” hosts Michael Horn and Diane Tavenner take a deep look into the rapid growth and advancements of AI in education and its implications for education. To better understand how AI is making change with students and in general, the two interviewed Irhum Shafkat, […]

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Class Disrupted
How do Americans Define Success?
November 13, 2023

How do Americans define success? That’s a loaded question, and one guaranteed to illicit multiple answers depending on who answers it and under what context. Recently, the traditional view of success, often interlinked with higher education and subsequent white-collar employment, has been scrutinized. A growing discourse suggests that success might have a more nuanced […]

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Bridging Purpose with Education: A Novel Approach to Student Fulfillment Post-High School

Today, the traditional educational paradigm is being questioned and reevaluated, and the quest for a more holistic, purpose-driven, novel approach to student fulfillment post-high school is gaining traction. As employers find it challenging to secure passionate, productive employees, the essence of guiding students toward a fulfilling life post-high school has never been more pressing. […]

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Research Supports Personalized Learning’s Potential. Experts Say Not to Launch it Prematurely in Students’ Education.
May 1, 2023

The debate around personalized learning in education has been gaining traction in recent years. A recent survey from consulting firm Tyton Partners shows parents are increasingly advocating to “direct and tailor” their K-12 students’ education experience. As schools look for ways to engage students and improve learning outcomes, the focus has turned towards understanding the […]

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Reinventing Education to Help with Student Behavioral Issues

A recent School Pulse Panel study revealed a concerning trend in U.S. education today, student behavior. The data within the study suggests schools are facing substantial behavioral challenges post-pandemic, and they feel they need more strategies to address them. Educator, Author, and Host of The Future of Education, Michael B Horn, said that when he […]

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Reevaluate IDRs to Ensure Equitable Student Aid and System Durability
April 19, 2024

As the burden of student loans continues to be a pressing issue for millions of Americans, the discourse around sustainable repayment options has intensified. Studies, including one by The Pew Charitable Trusts, highlight how income-driven repayment plans (IDRs), while designed to alleviate financial strain, might paradoxically lead to increased loan delinquency rates due to […]

Read More
Strict Online Education Regulations Could Derail the Future of Learning

In a time where over half of all students are taking at least one online course, the landscape of online education is at a pivotal juncture, reflecting a broader shift in how higher education adapts to technological advancements and regulatory scrutiny. The Department of Education is proposing ambitious regulatory changes that directly impact online […]

Read More
Audio Learning is More Than Just an Alternative to Digital, But More Useful in Enhancing Education

Digital screens often dominate our lives and interactions even in schools, but the question of alternative, impactful ways of learning has become a major factor. Audio, which was long considered a secondary medium for education, is re-emerging as a powerful tool in shaping how we learn, think, and perceive the world. Studies have shown […]

Read More
The Concept of Work and Learning Needs a Massive Overhaul if Workforce Development is at Stake

Current times continue to demonstrate that traditional educational paradigms are increasingly failing to meet the needs of a diverse and evolving workforce, which is now pivoting the conversation around reimagining how we develop talent more pertinent. The rise of digital transformation, coupled with a persistent skills gap, underscores a pressing need to overhaul the […]

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From Academia to Real-World Success: The Essential Shift Needed in Math Education Focus
April 5, 2024

In recent years, a growing disconnect has emerged between traditional math education in schools and its real-world applications, particularly in relation to career readiness​. This gap has sparked intense debates, especially in states like California, where the push for a new math framework has led to what some are calling a “math war.” Amidst […]

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Empowering Young Minds: Building Digital Literacy and Critical Thinking for a Safe Online Future

As digital technology and social media permeate every aspect of our lives, the conversation surrounding their impact on education and young minds is more relevant than ever. As we find ourselves at the intersection of technological innovation and human development, the implications for our children’s mental health, identity formation, and social skills cannot be […]

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Merge Daily Personalized Tutoring with Advanced Tech in Schools for Peak Academic Growth

In recent years, the educational landscape has been significantly disrupted, first by the pandemic and now by the integration of new technologies and teaching methodologies. As we navigate this evolution, one age-old method, tutoring, has emerged at the forefront, albeit with a modern twist. This resurgence is driven by the stark realization that traditional […]

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AI in Education: A Catalyst for Tailored Career Development and Growth

In the rapidly evolving landscape of career development and education, a pressing question emerges: How can technology, particularly AI, revolutionize how individuals navigate their career paths and educational journeys? This question not only probes the potential of AI in enhancing career guidance but also underscores the urgency of addressing the vast, diverse career interests […]

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Education & EdTech
Competency-Based Learning is the Key to Success: WGU’s Strategic Vision
December 18, 2023

A critical examination of how universities prepare students for the job market marks the evolving landscape of higher education. Western Governors University (WGU) stands out in this changing terrain, committed to competency-based learning. This approach tightly aligns academic programs with the industry’s urgent demands, positioning WGU as a pioneer in connecting education and employment. […]

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Empowering Futures: How FoodCorps is Revolutionizing Education and Community Well-being through Food

Curt Ellis and Rob Harvey, co-CEOs of FoodCorps, are at the forefront of a transformative movement in school food education. They are focused on empowering futures through their innovative approach. Their mission intertwines the essential elements of health, joy, and empowerment, fundamentally recognizing the role of food not only as sustenance but as a […]

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Exploring Strategic Scheduling with Timely: A Key to Managing Educational Fiscal Challenges

Author: Michael Horn Educational institutions today are facing a financial precipice, with declining enrollments and funding cuts. Many schools are struggling to adapt to these fiscal pressures, highlighting the need for transformative solutions. This scenario raises an urgent need for innovative strategies like strategic scheduling to manage resources efficiently. What innovative approaches can districts […]

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Rethinking College Career Services: Applying Academic Principles to Foster Real Change in Online Education

In an era where students seek a tertiary education as their ticket to upward mobility, the narrative is being rigorously challenged, especially regarding the efficacy of college career services in aiding students to transition into the workforce. The stakes are high as countless first-generation students embark on a journey through higher education with the […]

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Empowering Young Minds: Building Digital Literacy and Critical Thinking for a Safe Online Future
April 3, 2024

As digital technology and social media permeate every aspect of our lives, the conversation surrounding their impact on education and young minds is more relevant than ever. As we find ourselves at the intersection of technological innovation and human development, the implications for our children’s mental health, identity formation, and social skills cannot be […]

Read More
Merge Daily Personalized Tutoring with Advanced Tech in Schools for Peak Academic Growth
April 2, 2024

In recent years, the educational landscape has been significantly disrupted, first by the pandemic and now by the integration of new technologies and teaching methodologies. As we navigate this evolution, one age-old method, tutoring, has emerged at the forefront, albeit with a modern twist. This resurgence is driven by the stark realization that traditional […]

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Human First: Redefining Intelligence and Self-Actualization in Education
February 12, 2024

How can education evolve to prioritize human potential and self-actualization over standardized results? In the latest episode of “The Future of Education: Class Disrupted,” hosts Michael B. Horn and Diane Tavenner, along with their esteemed guest Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman, a Cognitive Scientist, Podcaster, Author, and Coach, explore the transformative power of viewing education […]

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AI in Education: A Catalyst for Tailored Career Development and Growth
February 5, 2024

In the rapidly evolving landscape of career development and education, a pressing question emerges: How can technology, particularly AI, revolutionize how individuals navigate their career paths and educational journeys? This question not only probes the potential of AI in enhancing career guidance but also underscores the urgency of addressing the vast, diverse career interests […]

Read More
Beyond the Acronym: Exploring the Depth of DEI
January 29, 2024

The world is increasingly driven by the quest for equality and understanding, and the realms of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) have become more than just buzzwords; they have emerged as pivotal elements in shaping the future of education. Yet, as these concepts gain prominence, they also encounter resistance and misinterpretation, leading to polarized […]

Read More
Is Apprenticeship the Key to Bridging the Experience Gap in Education?
January 22, 2024

Apprenticeship could be the perfect solution to moving the needle and bridging the experience gap in education. As education stands at a crossroads between educational reform and workforce development, how can apprenticeship programs revolutionize the approach to equipping the next generation for the evolving job market? In an insightful episode of The Future of […]

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Can You Unbundle Socialization, Childcare, and Education?
January 16, 2024

Is it possible to effectively unbundle socialization, childcare, and education to create a more tailored and effective learning environment for children? This question probes the heart of a transformative discussion on The Future of Education podcast, hosted by Michael B. Horn, featuring guest Manisha Snoyer, the CEO & Co-Founder of Modulo. Their conversation delves […]

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Recapping Education in an Era of Disruptive Innovations: Navigating the Tides of Change in Education
January 8, 2024

As the world of education continues to evolve, one critical question emerges: How can disruptive innovations reshape our understanding of success and the role of education? This pivotal inquiry sets the stage for the latest episode of “The Future of Education: Class Disrupted,” hosted by Michael B. Horn and Diane Tavenner. In this episode, […]

Read More
Competency-Based Learning is the Key to Success: WGU’s Strategic Vision
December 18, 2023

A critical examination of how universities prepare students for the job market marks the evolving landscape of higher education. Western Governors University (WGU) stands out in this changing terrain, committed to competency-based learning. This approach tightly aligns academic programs with the industry’s urgent demands, positioning WGU as a pioneer in connecting education and employment. […]

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