In the News

Sep 29 2015

Education Re-Imagined

CompetencyWorks, an online resource dedicated to providing information and knowledge about competency education in the K-12 education system, wrote a blog post about Education Reimagined, calling the Education Reimagined new vision for education “fantastic”.  Read the full article here.

Sep 29 2015

Blended learning: Union, nonprofit and business leaders create a plan together

This week, the Hechinger Report’s Blending Learning newsletter highlighted the launch of Education Reimagined, noting that: “Perhaps the most remarkable thing about the report is the identities of the 28 people who signed it.” Read the full article here.

Aug 29 2015

Ask Roxi Interview with Rob Fersh

Listen to Convergence President Rob Fersh as he is interviewed on RockStarWorldwideRadio by the “Dear Abby” of practical leadership advice, Roxi Hewertson (who also happens to be a distinguished member of Convergence’s Leadership Council).  They talk about leadership, and they talk about Convergence.  To listen to the full interview, click here.  For more information about Ask Roxi, visit the showpage here.

Aug 24 2015

What Japan Can Teach Us About Long-Term Care

Chris Farrell, award-winning journalist and senior economics contributor for Next Avenue and American Public Media’s Marketplace, describes lessons from Japan’s own struggle with long-term care and mentions Convergence’s Long-Term Care Financing Collaborative in “What Japan Can Teach Us About Long-Term Care”, a recent article published on Next Avenue and  Read the full article here.

Aug 19 2015

Will We Really Be Able To Age In Place?

Beth Baker – a long-time journalist whose articles have appeared in the Washington Post, AARP Bulletin, and Ms. Magazines – writes about the coming crisis in long-term care and interviews several Long-Term Care Financing Collaborative members in “Will We Really Be Able To Age In Place?” an article on Forbes’ Next Avenue.

Read the full article here.

Jul 15 2015

Coming together on long-term care

On the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Forum, Stuart Butler, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and Convergence Board Member, describes the highlights of the principles to which the Long-Term Care Financing Collaborative has agreed, including:

  • Older US adults and younger people with impairments must be enabled to live as independently as possible with the maximum choice of settings for receiving LTSS services.
  • Family caregivers need much greater support.
  • Health services need to be much better integrated with family-centered and community-centered services and supports.
  • People need much better access to affordable public or private insurance, with any public program or public support fiscally sustainable.

Read the full article here.

Jul 13 2015

Progress on Long Term Services and Supports

Lee Goldberg of the National Academy of Social Insurance describes how the Long-Term Care Financing Collaborative may be “the first group in a while to create principles that span the ideological spectrum” and is hopeful that the Collaborative will support a much-needed resurgence in long-term care policy reforms.  Read more here.