A New School System in the Age of Automation

Oct 18th, 2017

Our recently released report, The Age of Agility, details how the coming wave of automation and artificial intelligence will drastically change jobs and how the education system must adapt to meet these changes. The 74 Million wrote a great article highlighting…

Will Robots Takeover the Music Industry?

Oct 11th, 2017

Nigel Stanford, a musician from New Zealand, just released a new video from his album Automatica that depicts robots playing all the instruments – guitar, drums, and keyboard. Although it’s only special effects that make it look like the robots are playing…

Tim Taylor | An Appreciation of Tom Petty

Oct 9th, 2017

The first concert I ever took my son to was a Tom Petty show. I figured that was a life-long gift in the for form of an enviable answer to the question, “What was your first concert?”. Plus, Tom Petty…

Tim Taylor | NEEDTOBREATHE

Sep 21st, 2017

Musical Act: NEEDTOBREATHE Venue: Red Rocks Amphitheatre City: Morrison, CO I’ve had the good fortune to get to know Seth Bolt, the bass player for the South Carolina rock ‘n roll band, NEEDTOBREATHE. I don’t really know any other rock…

Emilee Ramseur | The Lumineers

Aug 31st, 2017

Musical Act: The Lumineers Venue: Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre City: Denver, Colorado After being on the road since early last year, The Lumineers wrapped up their Cleopatra World Tour last weekend in the place where their band began: Denver, Colorado. The…

The Leverage and Limits of School Data

Aug 29th, 2017

In this opinion piece, published in The 74, Andy Rotherham and Bonnie O’Keefe examine the gap between availability of school data and its actual usefulness to everyday parents. They make the compelling point that: “Most parents want to know how their child…

Don’t Complain About Charter Schools, Compete With Them

Aug 25th, 2017

This piece by Arun Ramanathan, published in EducationNext, is a very compelling case for the necessity and benefit of healthy competition in the marketplace of public education. Rather than simply accepting the divisive polarity between traditional district schools and public…

Is School Segregation Still Alive?

Aug 9th, 2017

In a recent article, Vox highlights a study conducted by EdBuild examining how school segregation is still very much alive in 2017. Parents and organizers around the country have figured out a way to barricade those in lower socioeconomic classes…

I’m a Great CEO and I’m Not a Loud Powerhouse

Jul 26th, 2017

Check out this cool column written by Gladys Kong, CEO of UberMedia on how her STEM education background prepared her for the corporate world. It’s a great personal story about the power of technology as a universal language, and yet…