New Schools and Innovative Delivery

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May 30, 2013

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By Michael B. Horn and Meg Evans

May 2013

As part of the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute’s project, titled “Pathway to success in Milwaukee schools,” Michael Horn and Meg Evans provide recommendations around new ways of designing classrooms and welcoming innovation in schools using Milwaukee schools as a case study. Their suggestions include:

  • Districts can better customize student learning by exploring new ways of designing classrooms using technology
  • Districts can pursue performance-based contracts with online-learning providers, textbook publishers, and other vendors as a way to ensure quality and control expenditures
  • State legislatures can compel providers to come to the negotiating table with state education agencies or districts—for example, setting limits on Internet expenditures or offering tax breaks to companies that reduce fees for education institutions

Download the full chapter, published by the American Enterprise Institute

Michael B. Horn

Michael is a co-founder and distinguished fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute. He currently works as a principal consultant for Entangled Solutions.