WORDS AREN'T ENOUGH: When you get to write the POTUS' education speeches, you know how to drive home the important points. Adam Frankel, former Obama speechwriter-turned founding Executive Director at Digital Promise, recently took the stage at TEDxBeaconStreet to share the organization's main challenges in scaling education innovation, how the League of Innovation Schools will tackle them, and why he remains optimist even though politics and the White House often churns out jaded cynics. "Education is a new frontier, and like any new frontier, there are pioneers and there are hucksters, and it's often very hard to tell the difference. We need better, cheaper research," Frankel says. Yep, we're heeding this call.