Richard Whitmire

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OPINION: Three ways to help more underrepresented students graduate from college

A trio of solutions that work together as one

As top charters start to look like school districts, here’s why we should embrace their growth

More than twenty years ago when charter schools first got launched in Minnesota no one envisioned that one day we would see charter management networks growing to resemble medium-size school…

Growing pains: Can disruptive innovation benefit students?

Why do organizations struggle so much with the innovator’s dilemma? It’s not hard to grasp. Kodak, DEC, Sears, Xerox and Bucyrus Erie saw their empires fade because when disruptive innovations…

Netflix’s founder saves the day for one education software startup

The Hechinger Report has been publishing excerpts from Richard Whitmire’s book On the Rocketship: How Top Charter Schools are Pushing the Envelope. In this third and final installment, Netflix founder…

The birth and near-death of one piece of educational software

Over the next week or so, The Hechinger Report will be publishing excerpts from Richard Whitmire’s book On the Rocketship: How Top Charter Schools are Pushing the Envelope. In this…

Why charter collaborations may offer NYC schools the best shot at goals

New York schools chancellor Carmen Fariña continues to unfold her big vision, which calls for more professional development, more arts, more guidance counselors, more best practices shared between schools —…

Just who are the people behind today’s educational software?

Over the next week or so, The Hechinger Report will be publishing excerpts from Richard Whitmire’s book On the Rocketship: How Top Charter Schools are Pushing the Envelope. In this…

Charter group takes on private education

In theory, Michael and Olga Block should be among the nation’s most celebrated educators. In a time of much hand wringing over the U.S. falling behind other countries in education…