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Government

Governing Innovation

New York’s Center for Economic Opportunity tests new antipoverty programs from the mayor’s office.

By Corey Binns | 1 | Winter 2012
 
CLASS WARFARE:
Inside the Fight to
Fix America’s Schools
Steven Brill

Education

Hall of Mirrors

Class Warfare: Inside the Fight to Fix America’s Schools by Steven Brill

Reviewed By Jonathan Schorr | Winter 2012
 
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Education

Redefining Education in the Developing World

A new approach that builds relevant marketplace, entrepreneurship, and health care skills is needed.

By Mark J. Epstein & Kristi Yuthas | 14 | Winter 2012
 
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Education

Rapid Response for Education

The National Math and Science Initiative aims to avert the crisis in secondary school education by replicating proven programs.

By Suzie Boss | 1 | Fall 2011
 

Education

Student Retention App

A new Facebook app helps incoming freshmen connect—but within the closed community of their college.

By Suzie Boss | Fall 2011
 
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Education

The Missing Link in School Reform

American educators, policymakers, and philanthropists are overselling the role of the highly skilled individual teacher and undervaluing the benefits that come from teacher collaborations.

By Carrie R. Leana | 21 | Fall 2011
 
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Economic Development

Antipoverty Apps

mPowering has created an app that awards goods and services to individuals facing extreme poverty when they make beneficial choices.

By Suzie Boss | 9 | Summer 2011
 

Nonprofit Management

The Challenge of Organizational Learning

A recent study found three common barriers to knowledge sharing across nonprofits and their networks, as well as ways and means to overcome them.

By Katie Smith Milway & Amy Saxton | 7 | Summer 2011
 
MORE THAN GOOD
INTENTIONS: How a
New Economics Is
Helping to Solve
Global Poverty
Dean Karlan & Jacob Appel

Economic Development

New School Economics

More Than Good Intentions: How a New Economics Is Helping to Solve Global Poverty by Dean Karlan & Jacob Appel

Reviewed By Kevin Starr | 2 | Summer 2011
 
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Foundations

Letting Go

Two insiders explore why foundations micromanage how social problems are solved and explore what grant makers can do to foster high impact strategies.

By Kristi Kimball & Malka Kopell | 4 | Spring 2011