February 13, 2013 – Public Impact’s Joe Ableidinger and Bryan C. Hassel wrote this latest installment of Tom Vander Ark’s Smart Cities series, which details where innovations in learning are happening. Hassel and Ableidinger profile the Cities for Education Entrepreneurship Trust (CEE-Trust), an organization that is connecting “Smart Cities” by helping city-based organizations support the emergence of high-quality blended learning. CEE-Trust is “a network of city-based foundations, non-profits, and mayor’s offices that work together to support education innovation and reform”. The network facilitates collaboration through blended learning working groups and workshops, and by documenting effective practices and lessons learned in member cities.
About Sharon Kebschull Barrett
Sharon Kebschull Barrett is a senior editor with Public Impact. She edits the Public Impact and Opportunity Culture blogs, copyedits Public Impact's reports, and provides research and writing for the firm. Her recent work focuses on extending the reach of excellent teachers, charter schools, and state policy. A former newspaper reporter and copy editor, Ms. Barrett is the author of two cookbooks, Desserts from an Herb Garden and Morning Glories (St. Martin's Press). She has a B.A. in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she served as editor of The Daily Tar Heel.