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Education

 

Innovations in educational policies and programs

 

Advocacy Isn’t “Soft”

Evaluating efforts to promote shifts in policy requires methods that are at once rigorous and flexible.

 
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The Public School Advantage: Why Public Schools Outperform Private Schools

The Public School Advantage draws on empirical data to argue against the popular perception that public schools are inferior to private schools.

 
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Stories out of School

The movement to reform public schools through competition and testing is a "hoax," according to a one-time promoter of the movement.

 

When Good Is Not Good Enough

The sector needs to shift its attention from modest goals that provide short-term relief to bold goals that provide long-term solutions.

 
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Across the Digital Divide

One Laptop per Child Australia has developed a visionary program to bring digital technology to children in remote areas.

 
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Poverty and Achievement, Revisited

Enrollment in a classroom with a high poverty rate doesn't necessarily affect individual student performance.

 

Startup Rising: The Entrepreneurial Revolution Remaking the Middle East

Looking beyond the region's prominent conflicts, Startup Rising instead examines a quieter development in the Middle East: a surprising, burgeoning entrepreneurship.

 

Creating a Sunny World

Solnechny Mir (Our Sunny World) is a Russian rehabilitation center that hosts more than 250 children and their families each week.

 
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Keeping Kids in School

With hard data and soft skills, Communities in Schools fine-tunes its model to reduce dropout rates.

 
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A New Spin on Student Loans

Social Finance Inc. offers a network-based alternative to government-sponsored student loan programs.