Tweetie Bird .@ChrisJonestrib wrote a smart critique of the Chicago draft cultural plan. Good plans reflect smart choices and focus. [More from ccoletta]

August 12, 2009

//View Show

About the Show

As classrooms open again this month in cities across the country, schools are on our minds.  Today on the show we have two revolutionaries in the field of education.

Leslie Jacobs
is a native of New Orleans who is using her experience as a business executive to reform public schools.  She's the
founder of a not-for-profit called "Educate Now," and she'll join us to talk about the work she's doing to rebuild the education system in New Orleans and  keep talent in the city.

Technology has changed the way we do almost everything...from banking to shopping, to the ways we communicate.  But the average school classroom is not much different today than it was fifty years ago. We'll find out how technology could revolutionize education, and what's holding it back from author and Stanford professor Terry Moe

Open Player in New Window

Download Episode MP3

Themes: Education Technology Trends

Related Shows

Charter Schools and Eating Locally

This week on Smart City: Both Barack Obama and John McCain embrace…


Global Cities and The American Midwest

Sometimes a city's influence goes beyond its borders well into…

Creative Cities

Richard Florida and Meg Cheever

This week on Smart City Richard Florida is our guest. He predicted…


Innovative Entprepreneurs

How do you reinvigorate the economy of a rust belt city? Our…