Author Archives: Don Soifer

Personalizing Learning in Central New Jersey: Reflections from a LELA Fellow A few months ago the Lexington Institute launched our first ever cohort of Lexington Education Leadership Award fellows.  Designed to help public school district leaders take the next steps toward personalized learning, the past few months have been terrific as [Read More...]
Be One of Ten to Personalize for Thousands: Lexington Education Leadership Award Fellowships To apply,  click here. The Opportunity The Lexington Institute is excited to announce a second class of Lexington Education Leadership Award Fellows.  The LELA fellowship is an exciting 6-month program designed to expose district superintendents to personalized learning and facilitate [Read More...]
The U.S. Postal Service and the Dangers of Monopoly Power From the Examiner When purchasing a 49-cent postage stamp to send a greeting card or pay a bill, most of us probably think that we’re getting a good deal — covering the costs of our friendly neighborhood letter carriers and [Read More...]
Personalizing Educational Excellence in the Arizona Desert Summary This Fall, Arizona’s Yuma Elementary School District One will become the nation’s first traditional school district to convert to a districtwide personalized learning model for all students in all schools.  Superintendent Darwin Stiffler and instructional team studied blended learning [Read More...]
Washington Post’s False Alarm on Blended Learning Over the weekend, the Washington Post ran a long essay from Phil McRae, an official with the Alberta Teachers’ Association.  Mr. McRae’s article is highly dismissive of blended learning, which he suggests is a “myth” comprised of old ideas repackaged [Read More...]
What Does Valuable Federal Leadership for Personalized Learning Look Like? Personalized classroom learning integrating technology is drawing growing interest from educators, leading more schools around the country to begin adopting its many variations. This transformation of classroom practices began in public charter schools, where pioneering blended learning models were developed.  [Read More...]
Announcing the Lexington Education Leadership Award Winners The Lexington Institute is excited to announce that ten outstanding leaders from across the country have been accepted into the first Lexington Education Leadership Award (LELA) Fellowship. The LELA fellowship is an exciting and highly selective 6-month program designed to [Read More...]
We Must Better Prepare Children for Colleges of the Future From The San Diego Union-Tribune For high school seniors and their parents, March Madness often has a different connotation—worries about soon-to-be-delivered college acceptance and rejection notices.  And for most receiving good news, there are immediate questions about what they will [Read More...]
Announcing the Lexington Education Leadership Award The Lexington Institute, a non-profit public policy think tank focused on education reform, presents the Lexington Education Leadership Award (LELA) Fellowship. The LELA fellowship, launching simultaneously with Education Elements’ Personalized Learning Summit, is an exciting 6-month program designed to [Read More...]
What First-Rate Charter School Authorizing Could Do for the Children of Newark Star-Ledger (Newark, NJ) A group of students and community organizers recently held a four-day sit-in at the Newark public school system’s headquarters — protesting Superintendent Cami Anderson’s leadership and demanding her resignation. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka announced his support for [Read More...]
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