My latest story is for EdSurge, a “community resource for all things in edtech”.

EdSurge is a Silicon Valley-based start-up that publishes two weekly newsletters about educational technology; one geared towards entrepreneurs, one for teachers. EdSurge also operates a wiki-like site full of information on educational products, organizations, schools, etc. If you’re interested in education, educational technology and/or education reform, check out the site/newsletters.

Below is a snippet from my story, which focused on the iZone360 school redesign initiative spearheaded by the New York City Department of Education.

iZone360 is a select group of a few dozen NYC middle and high schools tasked with re-thinking traditional public school education to be more personalized and effective. The schools spend a few years experimenting with new ideas and technologies that other New York and U.S. schools may follow.

Here’s the first paragraph of the story:

“The conversation has gone well beyond gadgets,” said Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary of innovation and improvement for the U.S. Department of Education. A room of about 150 New York City educators nodded in response. The group, part of a NYC DOE initiative called iZone360, gathered on Monday in Google’s New York office to discuss revamping their schools for personalized instruction…

The rest of the story can be found here.