Moving Innovation in Education Forward
Arne Duncan

“Too often in education, we rely on models that are failing students, especially our most vulnerable. We need to change this by investing in models that are proven to work for our most disadvantaged students.”

It’s taken me longer than I’d like to admit to learn that the institutions once revered — our public schools, our institutions of higher education — aren’t serving the kids who need them most, and need to be reformed. Consider this: American K12 schools were designed 100 years ago, when 15% of the kids required extra support; today, in our inner city schools, 50% of kids need more than a great lesson every day (which teachers and school leaders are working like crazy to provide!). It’s time to identify, test and invest in models that meet the individualized needs of all kids.

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