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November 10, 2014
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Coursera CEO Richard Levin: Democratizing Learning Takes Time

Head of online education company discusses the future of higher education.

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Four individuals in two rowboats, one moving forward and one going in circles, Illustration by Mark Smith
February 11, 2014
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Sharique Hasan: A Smart Roommate May Be the Key to College Success

A study in Southern India shows that high-performing roommates may have greater influence than friends or study partners.

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When Pittsburgh's steel industry faded, the city's educational and health care institutions provided a strong foundation for what came next. (Reuters photo by David A. DeNoma)
July 7, 2014
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Rebecca Diamond: What is Happening to America’s Cities?

New research shows they are increasingly segregated by education.

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Salman Khan in 2012
February 21, 2012
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Rethinking Learning with Salman Khan

Salman Khan spoke about the history and evolution of the Khan Academy and how it is reshaping the way people learn.

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Michelle Obama speaking at Stanford Center at Peking University in China
March 24, 2014
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Michelle Obama: The Value of a Global Education

At the Stanford Center at Peking University, the First Lady discusses the value of studying abroad.

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A teacher at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston (Reuters photo by Brian Snyder )
October 2, 2012
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Alix Guerrier: “We’re Not a Teaching Tool. We're a Teacher Tool”

A startup helps school-based teachers of math and English team up with digital instruction programs for students.

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Monument to Change with red and orange flip digits
September 25, 2012
Written

Solving the Problem of School Bandwidth

How to increase access to high-speed networks, and finally make digital learning in public schools a reality.

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San Francisco
September 23, 2014
Written

Rebecca Diamond: What Is the Relationship Between Economics and Geography?

Research explores the interplay between wages, taxes, housing costs, the movement of workers, and education.

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Pooja Sankar
June 27, 2013
Written

Pooja Sankar: Using Technology to Remove Barriers

An entrepreneur launches the Piazza social learning website to reduce students' isolation.
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November 10, 2014
Written

Coursera CEO Richard Levin: Democratizing Learning Takes Time

Head of online education company discusses the future of higher education.
September 23, 2014
Written

Rebecca Diamond: What Is the Relationship Between Economics and Geography?

Research explores the interplay between wages, taxes, housing costs, the movement of workers, and education.
July 7, 2014
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Rebecca Diamond: What is Happening to America’s Cities?

New research shows they are increasingly segregated by education.
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Lessons From the Roadside

In an excerpt from their new book, three economists share what they learned about small businesses in America.
February 11, 2014
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Sharique Hasan: A Smart Roommate May Be the Key to College Success

A study in Southern India shows that high-performing roommates may have greater influence than friends or study partners.
June 27, 2013
Written

Pooja Sankar: Using Technology to Remove Barriers

An entrepreneur launches the Piazza social learning website to reduce students' isolation.
March 4, 2013
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“I Never Lost Money On a Deal I Didn't Do”

The cofounder and former CEO of DeVry discusses his professional experiences, difficult lessons, and the significance of family.
October 26, 2012
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Ellen Siminoff: “Learn How to Sell”

The CEO of Shmoop discusses entrepreneurship, salesmanship, and how to inspire kids to learn.
October 9, 2012
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Bob Moog: He Who Laughs, Lasts

The cofounder of University Games discusses two keys to success: smiles and cash flow.
October 2, 2012
Written

Alix Guerrier: “We’re Not a Teaching Tool. We're a Teacher Tool”

A startup helps school-based teachers of math and English team up with digital instruction programs for students.