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Entrepreneurial Approaches to Education Reform

EDUC
445
Instructors
Lee, G. (PI)
Dubon, M. (GP)
Section Number
1
(Same as STRAMGT 335) In this course, students will investigate opportunities and challenges of entrepreneurial ventures trying to make a positive impact in public education. The course requires a basic level of understanding of the U.S. K-12 public school system. The first session will analyze the structure of the public education as an industry, with a special emphasis on understanding the achievement gap. Subsequent sessions will explore challenges in increasing efficacy, ensuring financial sustainability, and scaling for entrepreneurs who have sought to change student outcomes, solve pain points, and innovate. The course will feature a variety of ventures (including schools, education technology, training, and supplemental services) and organizational models (for-profit, not-for-profit, and benefit corporation). This course is suitable for students aspiring to be entrepreneurs, leaders in entrepreneurial organizations, leaders in educational organizations, Board members, donors or investors. (Note: this is not a "how-to" course on starting an entrepreneurial venture.)
Grading
Letter or Credit/No Credit
Units
3
Academic Career
Graduate
Course Tags
Education Policy
Academic Year
Quarter
Autumn
Section Days
Tuesday
Start Time
2:50 PM
End Time
5:50 PM
Location
GSB Class of 1968 106