Charles Blaschke

It’s not Friday, but we’ve got a fish picture, right, of Charles Blaschke, who passed away earlier this month at 77. A seasoned fisherman and hunter, Charles was a fixture on the DC ed scene dating to his time in the Johnson Administration and at OEO.

He founded TURNKEY Systems, a precursor to much of today’s ed tech work, and was an astute observer and analyst of the education scene and the policy environment and Washington’s footprint in schools around the country.

This picture here was taken on a trip in Florida. I originally posted that it was near Machipongo, on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay near its mouth, where he kept a home.

More on Charles’ life and remembrances here.