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Global Issues

 

Innovations that address global challenges such as education, environment, and health

 
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School for Scaling

A highly focused effort in Kenya to treat worm infections in children delivers lessons on how to expand a proven program.

 
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A “Value Added” Evaluation

Teachers who help boost students’ test scores also have a notable impact on students’ long-term outcomes.

By Adrienne Day | Spring 2015
 
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Ends and Means

In the way that people think about end-of-life care, moral and economic motives converge and commingle.

By Adrienne Day | Spring 2015
 

Past Isn’t Always Prologue

For policy makers today, earlier efforts to promote local community organizing yield relatively few lessons.

 

A More Perfect Union?

New ideas on how to empower US workers involve breaking free of current labor law.

 

Misdiagnosing Science

A survey of obstacles to innovation focuses erroneously on the supposed caution of university-based scientists.

 

Becoming a Woman

A growing number of Maasai in Kenya are ending female circumcision and replacing it with other coming-of-age rituals.

 

The Resilience Dividend

In The Resilience Dividend, Judith Rodin addresses how individuals, communities, and organizations have built resilience in the aftermath of disasters, and why resilience is an urgent socio-economic issue.

By Judith Rodin | Jan. 20, 2015
 

Soar: How Boys Learn, Succeed, and Develop Character

Soar: How Boys Learn, Succeed, and Develop Character is the story of the Eagle Academy and of the joys and challenges in educating and serving at-risk boys as they become young men.

 

Smartcuts

Smartcuts analyzes the smart shortcuts various successful people take via "lateral thinking" so that all workers and thinkers can be encouraged to work smarter.

By Shane Snow | Dec. 2, 2014