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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
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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
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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
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Pooja Sankar: Using Technology to Remove Barriers

An entrepreneur launches the Piazza social learning website to reduce students' isolation.
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Jeffrey Pfeffer: Untested Assumptions May Have a Big Effect

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June 1, 2005
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The Surprising Reason Urban Schools Attract Less Qualified Teachers

New research shows that teachers seeking their first jobs overwhelmingly choose school districts near to where they grew up.
February 1, 2005
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Discredited "Mozart Effect" Remains Music to American Ears

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Top U.S. environmentalists note that most Americans are "pro-environment," but the lack of a unified approach hinders progress.
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