Innovation is having its moment in education, and for good reason. There’s what feels like an abundance of new ideas, approaches, and thoughts cropping up around the country. There’s a movement; a widespread urgency that the tide needs to shift because traditional education, the system of it, has not made progress like we’ve seen elsewhere.
As a new mother I’ve become, maybe more than ever, increasingly aware of the few options for deep, creative, extreme learning for my daughter in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania where we live. A smallish city, smack in the middle of two big ones, sitting along the Susquehanna River, seems to be growing in so many ways, but our city schools are not. We need innovation here, for sure. But I think we need something else too. Here and everywhere. Now more than ever. We need to nurture a culture of empathy.Read More