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Innovations in educational policies and programs

 
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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
 

Economic Influence

Private foundations that finance education in developing countries need to be more transparent in their mission and impact.

By Jessica Ruvinsky | Spring 2011
 
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Curling Up with E-Readers

Worldreader.org is using electronic reading devices to catalyze a new culture of global literacy.

By Suzie Boss | 3 | Winter 2011
 

Mentoring India’s Youth

The Indian higher education system centers on one test. Avanti Fellows seeks to make the system more accessible to talented but underprivileged students.

By Suzie Boss | Winter 2011
 
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Lucrative but Deadly

As parents spend more time raising their profitable coffee crop, they spend less time attending to their children's needs.

By Jessica Ruvinsky | Summer 2010
 

The Mouths of Gift Horses

Why nonprofits should court contributions that help both themselves and society.

By Henry E. Riggs | 1 | Summer 2010
 
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Joanne Weiss

Joanne Weiss is in charge of the federal government’s $4.3 billion Race to the Top Fund, a new program that is funding innovations in K-12 education.

By Eric Nee | 2 | Spring 2010
 

The Flattened Campus

The world's first tuition-free online university hopes to dramatically increase access to higher education.

By Suzie Boss | Spring 2010
 
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Lessons in Courage

Against all odds, the Afghan Institute of Learning educates women and girls in a war-torn society.

By Suzie Boss | Spring 2010
 

Charters Rock Exam

A recent study shows that the UK's charter (like) schools fare better than standard schools on national exams.

By Alana Conner | Spring 2010