Today's Newsletter: Edtech and Charters

Sometimes it’s hard to separate politics from technology, especially when it comes to profiling innovative schools. Yesterday’s story in the Wall Street Journal is a good example. Houston's A+ Unlimited Potential, dubbed Houston’s first mobile middle school, has some radical ideas. It also is a private school in its second year that has 40 students and is applying to be a charter—not a model that your average school district could attempt. NPR has begun an in-depth series on the essentially all-charter district of New Orleans and how big data, for better or worse, will influence education there. There are no easy answers to any of these questions but we’ll be sure to cover the progress. —Kevin Hogan, Content Director