The World of Education
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Learning is a lot like surfing...
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While raising my 3yro & 6yro I'm realizing the value self-paced learning. Learning is like surfing; push too early and you're wiped out by the wave, paddle too late and the wave passes
What's Your School's ROI  for Each Family?
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Why is public education winning out to such an extent over the past 20 years? Public education enrollment has grown by about 8% since 2001, while private school enrollment has dropped by a
New Study Reproduces the NCES May 2019 Numbers
Growing Enrollment
New study reproduces the NCES May 2019 numbers; the highlights being: ⁍ Public school enrollment is projected to be 'flattish' through 2028 (+3%). All southern states seem to be 'cooling off' following 15 years
Steer Your School Into The Grant-Making Wind
Grants & Fundraising
It happens more often lately. You get a knot in your stomach. Surprises at work. This time, it’s when you open your browser to unexpected news: the neighboring school district got awarded a six-figure grant from an out-of-state private foundation.
School Marketing's Unlikely Future
Social Media Marketing
Eventually, even an enrollment funnel that pulls parents through their decision-making process will not be sufficient.
School Branding Over the Decades
Branding Strategies
I've been watching "Mad Men" reruns recently. It's made me think deeply about how marketing & branding have evolved over the decades. Here are Madison Avenue's themes since the 1950s: 50s - Comfort,
Will School Choice Decline?
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Today more than half the United States (about 30 States) offers some kind of extended educational choice to families: Individual Tax Credit/DeductionTax Credit/Deduction, VoucherOpen EnrollmentCharter SchoolsEducation Savings AccountWhatever your view, we
Schools, Unbundled: Creative Destruction, Good or Bad?
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We have to prepare our students for this brave, new world. But should we also prepare for a structural transformation of our schools? Schools choosing to outsource their non-core functions, shrinking, becoming smaller and agile?
Are Schools Stuck in the Past?
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Here are a few things that didn’t exist last time Tiger Woods won the Masters: Twitter, iPhone📱, iPad, Kindle, 4G, Android, YouTube, App Store, Uber, Airbnb, Blockchain, Bitcoin, 🎧 Spotify, Instagram, Snapchat, WhatsApp,
Schools Believing They Cannot Grow Without Social Media Marketing Up 17% Since Last Year
Growing Enrollment
Did you know that over 70% of schools nationwide believe they won’t make it without digital advertising? Here’s an interesting fact: We surveyed over 400 schools these past three months and
Your School is NOT a Starbucks
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I had landed in Portland, Oregon the night before. I had gotten a total of 5 hrs sleep. Before heading to my first meeting, I walked into a Starbucks, a few miles down
Technology Integration In The Classroom, Made Easy
Right or Wrong School Choice is a Force to Be Reckoned With
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It's been a punishing decade for districts nationwide. State funding fell sharply, and local funding didn’t make up the difference. In most states, K-12 funding remains below 2008 levels. We're now also
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