With Gratitude to Kaya Henderson

On Wednesday, D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson and Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that the Chancellor will be stepping down, effective October 1. It is a tremendous loss for our city, and for our part at CityBridge, we wish we could have had the benefit of her wise and steady leadership for as long as…

And the Winners Are…

Drumroll, please…the winning ideas from Startup Weekend EDU D.C.: Next Gen Schools! The teams were lined up, the mic check was done, more than 50 people had arrived to watch, our judges were in place—and our emcee, Caroline Hill, started the slow clap announcing the kickoff to Sunday’s final Startup Weekend EDU D.C.: Next Gen…

Disrupting Education: Startup Weekend EDU D.C.

Early in the tech industry’s meteoric rise, it brought us the concept of the startup. Traditionally, we picture startups as small organizations, headquartered in garages, with lots of promise and little certainty. And we know that sometimes, on the power of an idea, those startups become billion-dollar companies like Apple or Hewlett-Packard. What we often…

Rethinking American Schools

The world looks very different today than it did when our current school system was designed. Ours is no longer an agricultural economy; we rely on skills over content knowledge; we carry computers in our pockets. And, as times have changed, our school systems’ shortcomings are showing. In order to serve all students in the…