Author and Founding Partner, Education Evolving
Ted Kolderie has been involved with the design and advocacy of innovations in public education since the early 1980s; initially with the idea of chartering as an R&D strategy for system change, for which he received the Conant Award from the Education Commission of the States in 2011.
More recently he has been involved with the idea of arranging a public school as a professional partnership of its teachers; a project of Education|Evolving, a policy nonprofit he co-founded and where he remains a Senior Fellow. His analyses of and proposals for change in public education can be found in two books: The Split-Screen Strategy, on the website of Education|Evolving, and Thinking Out the How, on the website of the Center for Policy Design, where he is also a Senior Fellow. Ted came to public education after a decade at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota and a dozen years as Executive Director of the Citizens League in Minnesota's Twin Cities area. He started as a reporter and editorial writer at the Minneapolis Star and Tribune, after graduating from Carleton College and from the School of Public Affairs at Princeton University.