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Getting Smart Podcast

Jun 24, 2020

In today’s episode, Tom is sitting down with former Governor Jeb Bush, to discuss all things digital learning.

Bush served as the 43rd Governor of Florida from 1999 until 2006. After leaving office, he formed and still chairs the Foundation for Excellence in Education also known as ExcelinEd. The national...

Jun 17, 2020

In today’s episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Tom Vander Ark is joined by Corey Mahn and Shameka Montgomery to discuss next-gen career education.


Corey Mohn is the Executive Director of the Blue Valley Center for Advanced Professional Studies (or CAPS for short). This next-generation career center supports five...

Jun 10, 2020

This week on the Getting Smart Podcast, Tom Vander Ark is welcoming back a return guest — Ryan Craig! Ryan is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of University Ventures and Achieve Partners.

As Managing Director of University Ventures, Ryan was the most important investor in higher education — or,...

Jun 5, 2020

In this special episode, Tom Vander Ark is speaking with Kaleb Rashad, a leading voice in education and the Director of Creative Leadership at the High Tech High Graduate School of Education.


Over the past 10 years, Kaleb has worked with diverse communities to co-create equity-driven, liberatory school cultures...

Jun 3, 2020

Today, the Getting Smart team is bringing you an episode on the innovation opportunity ahead.

As we all try to make sense of the health, economic, and education crisis we’re all experiencing, the Getting Smart team has been participating in dialogues with educators from around the world about how to make the best of a...