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Innovations in educational policies and programs


Curling Up with E-Readers 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

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

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

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

Which Fix?

Some school reformers advocate starting over, while others want to keep the same students and site. Both approaches are useful.

By Justin Cohen | Spring 2010

Strength Through Flexibility

Over the past 17 years, the Forum for African Women Educationalists has delivered high-quality education to millions of girls across 35 African countries.

By Kim Jonker | 1 | Winter 2010