Texans for Education Reform

House panel urged to create state district for low-rated schools

April 22, 2014
Dallas Morning News

AUSTIN — An education advocacy group that is spending nearly $1 million on legislative races this year told a House committee Tuesday that it favors the creation of a special statewide school district to take over low-performing campuses.

Monarch School's new classroom has net-zero energy use goal

April 21, 2014
Houston Chronicle

Building a completely sustainable classroom was about more than meeting a rare and rigorous construction challenge for the Monarch School.

Khan Academy Launches Blended Learning 101

April 21, 2014
Broad Way World

While online learning continues to grow in popularity, implementation and training for teachers and administrators has unfortunately remained a stumbling block—until now. The Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation and the Silicon Schools Fund are partnering with the world-renown Khan Academy to offer free online content on “High-Quality Blended Learning."

Founding Principles in the Digital Age

April 21, 2014
Wall Street Journal

Something important happened in education last month. The College Board announced a new design for the SAT exam. And in doing so the organization made a commitment that every student who takes the new exam will read a passage from America's founding documents or the great global conversation they inspired. This news was eclipsed by another important announcement: The College Board and Khan Academy—a nonprofit digital education platform—will partner to provide "free, world-class test prep" for the new exam.