Innovations in educational policies and programs


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.

By Christopher M. Schroeder | 1 | Aug. 13, 2013

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.


Keeping Kids in School

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


A New Spin on Student Loans

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


The Return of Segregation

Racial integration in US schools has declined in the wake of recent court decisions to release districts from earlier desegregation orders.


Reshaping U.S. Public Education Policy

One of 16 special essays on how the field of social innovation has evolved and what challenges remain ahead.


Unifying Europe

The nonprofit Erste Foundation is an engine behind the for-profit Erste Group as well as its largest shareholder.


A Revolution Begins in Teacher Prep

A new generation of teacher education programs is challenging how teachers get trained for the classroom.


Nonprofit-Public School Alliance

A partnership between Fairfax High and the nonprofit Greenway Arts Alliance in Los Angeles has improved school finances and created a community hub.