Three Innovators Changing The Education Landscape Today

forbes | May 08, 2019

America is the land of innovation, leading the world in technology, art and industry — yet we still have a 20th-century educational system. Our schools are stifled by regulatory overload, making it difficult to bring needed change to outdated ways of doing things. Fortunately for our nation’s children, enterprising individuals at all levels of education are working to change that. Here are a few of the most innovative figures in education today: Kevin Chavous. If there were such a thing, Kevin Chavous would be an All-American in providing quality education for underserved kids who are trapped in failing schools. A noted author, attorney and national education leader, Kevin is also the former Chairman of the Education Committee of the District of Columbia City Council. He is now President of Academics, Policies and Schools for K12 Inc., a technology-based education company and leading provider of curriculum and online school programs for students pre-k through high school. Kevin has devoted himself to the battle to rescue school kids who are stuck in the educational prisons of failing schools.

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