Knowing what to do on education reform is critical, but "getting it done" is what it is all about. A successful initiative takes vision and plan, and coalition building, funding approval, implementation, and sustainability.
Bob Pearlman is a Strategy Consultant for education reform, assisting key reform initiatives around the country. Among these are the national replication of new high school designs and the launch of LINC 2 the Future, Boston’s new 5-year technology plan for the schools and the community.
Pearlman has been a key leader of educational reform efforts nationally in a unique 30-year career as a teacher, Co-Director of Computer Education, teacher union leader and negotiator, Foundation President, and Director of Education and Workforce Development.
Pearlman’s experience and expertise includes Whole District Reform, New School Development, Business-Education Partnerships and coalitions, School-to-Career and Workforce Development, Union—School District Negotiations, School Restructuring and Technology, Project-Based Learning, Professional Development, Educational Finance, and School-site Assessment and Accountability.
He is the former President of the Autodesk Foundation and former Director of Education and Workforce Development at Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network.
Pearlman has been a leader in building coalition organizations that bring together educators, business, labor, and community leaders to support education reform. Key coalition organizations have included the Bay Area School-to-Career Action Network (BaySCAN), the California School-to-Career Action Network (CalSCAN), Business and Education for Schools and Technology (B.E.S.T.), and the Boston Compact. The National Alliance of Business named BaySCAN its 1998 Local Coalition of the Year.
Bob Pearlman can be reached at email@example.com and 520-881-9965.
Client List (2004):
Technology Foundation, Napa, CA
UNITE-LA, Los Angles
The Technology Initiative, Metro Southwest region, MA
Sacramento City High School Reform (e21)
LINC 2 the Future, Boston
Ninestiles School, Birmingham, England
Homewood School, Kent, England
References available upon request.