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The List Gets Longer
Part two of T&L’s look at the 100
most influential people in EdTech has an interesting
cast of characters.
Some are obvious:
DOE’s Arne Duncan and Karen Cator have at
their disposal billions of dollars and an official
dictum from the Obama administration to install
data-driven decision making in public education
once and for all. How that happens and to what effect, I’ll leave
for debate on our advisor blogs.
Some other folks may come as a surprise. For example, people of
a certain age will remember junk bond king Michael Milken’s name.
But I will venture that not everyone knows about his educator
award, which has given over $60 million to innovative educators in
the largest teacher-recognition program in the United States.
That this list is so comprehensive is thanks to you, the reader. Most,
if not all, of these folks have been nominated by you here
(www.techlearning.com/30thanniversary). I’m also happy to say
that almost every response has been reasoned (with the one
exception of “Your mama”).
There is still time to participate. In our September issue, we will
be focusing on the future: those thinkers, educators, researchers,
and executives whose work now will have the greatest impact in
the coming years. We want to hear from you about those grad
students working on world-changing curriculum software; about
that open-source app that has changed the way you teach; about
that young administrator who has reenergized your school district.
Join the conversation online or just shoot me an email at