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Encouraging Social Innovation Through Capital: Using Technology to Address Barriers

December 5, 2011

Outlines how technology can help foster a robust capital market for public education innovation by improving content, linking technology with face-to-face networks, and streamlining transactions. Suggests steps for government, foundations, and developers.

Pull and Push: Strengthening Demand for Innovation in Education

September 14, 2011

Examines policy, information, and cultural barriers that minimize the "demand pull" for educational innovation. Calls for encouraging early adopters, bolstering smart adoption, providing better information, and rewarding productivity improvements.

Supporting and Scaling Change: Lessons From the First Round of the Investing in Innovation (i3) Program

July 26, 2011

Assesses the degree to which the i3 program helped advance innovation in public education. Outlines takeaways, challenges, and recommendations for the Education Department and grantmakers, including optimizing support for different stages of innovation.

Steering Capital: Optimizing Financial Support for Innovation in Public Education

April 30, 2011

Examines efforts to align capital to education innovation and calls for clarity and agreement on problems, goals, and metrics; an effective R&D system; an evidence-based culture of continuous improvement; and transparent, comparable, and useful data.