The Economist reports on a successful US initiative to raise performance and bring innovation into the education system.
States were rewarded for submitting the best and most credible plans for using data and student testing to evaluate teachers; for creating compensation systems based on teacher efficacy; for turning around failing schools; and for encouraging alternatives to traditional public schools. Some states would win a lot of money. Some would get nothing. What happened next surprised everyone: it worked better than anyone had imagined.
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Open Innovation is the theme of Kosta Peric's new book ''The Castle and The Sandbox'' that he just happens to be launching at Sibos Osaka next week. In it Kosta, head of innovation at SWIFT explores many issues, including:
- How large and established companies can work with small and new companies in a way that's beneficial and supportive.
- Why large companies shouldn't be afraid of disruptive innovation
- Why innovation is not just for a guy in a hoodie in a Harvard dorm. It's for everyone.