Entrepreneurs have revolutionized nearly every facet of modern society, bringing innovations to the way we care for the sick, grow our food, and communicate with each other. For the past 15 years, these stubbornly optimistic men and women have turned their sights on bringing US public education into the 21st century. Together, they’re working towards a future in which every student–no matter their socioeconomic status or their ZIP code–receives an excellent education.
Ralph Bland is the Founder and President of New Paradigm for Education, a non-profit organization that specializes in maximizing student learning potential through proven education practices. Bland is an accomplished, motivated professional with over 15 years experience in instructional leadership, planning, implementation and curriculum design. He has been recognized nationally for his leadership in education reform and his passion for replicating quality options throughout Michigan.