1. Congrats to our CEO Stig, who was chosen for the Aspen Fellows.
The Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship (formerly the Aspen-New Schools Fellowship) is a two-year, cohort-based program that identifies innovative leaders in the educational equity movement, facilitates their dynamic growth, and strengthens their collective efforts to dramatically improve public schools for low-income children and communities.
2. Story about teacher prep in WaPo (the newspaper which was just bought by Amazon's Jeff Bezos...who also, many years ago, bought a company Stig founded - small world).
She enrolled in a one-year master’s program at Teachers College, Columbia to learn how to teach special-needs students. She learned a lot about Lev Vygotsky’s theory of the zone of proximal development, but nothing of practical use.