Michael B. Horn

Michael Horn speaks and writes about the future of education and works with a portfolio of education organizations to improve the life of each and every student. He is the co-founder of and a distinguished fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, a non-profit think tank, and he serves as a principal consultant for Entangled Solutions, which offers innovation services to higher education institutions.

MBA, General Management 2004-2006
BA, History 1998-2002

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With ESAs Soaring, Tech Platform Odyssey Emerges To Help Families Access State Funding

October 26, 2022

As the pandemic interrupted schooling throughout the country, an increasing number of parents from a variety of walks of life began seeking new schooling arrangements and educational opportunities. Eager to support all families looking for better choices for their children that match the priorities and realities of the parents and caregivers, many states have stepped forward with a range of education savings accounts (ESAs) and microgrant programs to enable families to afford different choices.

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Shifting Our Education System to Mastery-Based Learning
Education Technology

Michael Horn Discusses the Need to Reinvent Education

MarketScale - May 12, 2022

The pandemic has often been named as education’s biggest disruptor. A catalyst for change, the pandemic highlighted failing systems along traditional learning pathways throughout the K-12 educational system. After co-founding a non-profit thinktank focused on education disruption, education thought

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The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Reinventing Education to Help Children Thrive

MarketScale - October 25, 2022

Sandra Liu Huang, CZI Head of Education, recently participated in a live discussion hosted by Michael B. Horn about the challenges facing students today, what’s needed to reinvent schooling and what supports children need to thrive.

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Education Technology

What We Take With Us And What We Leave Behind in K-12 Education

Raul Reyeszumeta - July 12, 2021

The last year has asked more of educators and the technology that empowers them to serve learners than ever before. Now, with the dust finally settling after a year of hurried remote learning setups, conversations about hybrid solutions and more, it’s time to figure out exactly how the education ind

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Next Big Idea Club

From Reopen to Reinvent: (Re)Creating School for Every Child

Raul Reyeszumeta - September 1, 2022

Michael B. Horn is the cofounder of the Clayton Christensen Institute, a non-profit think tank, and the author of many books on the future of education. Below, Michael shares 5 key insights from his new book, From Reopen to Reinvent: (Re)Creating School for Every Child.

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