1 hr 18 min

HOC Live - COVID and the business of education with Rafiq Kalam Id-Din (Philly‪)‬ Heart of the City

    • Entrepreneurship

"The most profound economic impact of COVID may ultimately be the way it changes K-12 education."

Mr. Kalam Id-Din is a scholar turned successful attorney turned education entrepreneur. He now runs the Ember charter school in Brooklyn that serves five hundred students and their families. The sensitive nature of his "product" and the structure of how eduction funding works in the US makes for unique management challenges.

To confront those challenges, Rafiq borrowed from the professional service model he saw while working at his law firm in Hong Kong and incorporated that organizational structure into the creation of his school.

Rafiq discusses his unique model and also sheds light on some of the impact COVID is having on the education industry and brainstorms aloud possible solutions to the new challenges the virus presents in terms of how we use physical spaces to educate young people.

"The most profound economic impact of COVID may ultimately be the way it changes K-12 education."

Mr. Kalam Id-Din is a scholar turned successful attorney turned education entrepreneur. He now runs the Ember charter school in Brooklyn that serves five hundred students and their families. The sensitive nature of his "product" and the structure of how eduction funding works in the US makes for unique management challenges.

To confront those challenges, Rafiq borrowed from the professional service model he saw while working at his law firm in Hong Kong and incorporated that organizational structure into the creation of his school.

Rafiq discusses his unique model and also sheds light on some of the impact COVID is having on the education industry and brainstorms aloud possible solutions to the new challenges the virus presents in terms of how we use physical spaces to educate young people.

1 hr 18 min