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Amy Rosen
Amy Rosen is a nationally recognized expert in comprehensive urban school-system-reform strategies where she has worked to close the achievement gap by providing all young people with high quality educational opportunities.

For the past 15 years, Amy has applied her entrepreneurial vision, management skills and experience to urban school districts and education organizations She served as President and CEO of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) – the oldest, largest non-profit entrepreneurship education organization in the world. She is currently a partner at the Public Private Strategy Group (PPSG) and a member of the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capabilities of Young People. She also served as an advisor to former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's team, designing and implementing the restructuring of New York City's Department of Education. She previously served as COO for New Visions, a large non-profit committed to systemic reform of New York Public Schools. She has taught Education Leadership at Columbia Business School to MBA students. In addition to her experience in education, Amy has spent 20 successful years as a leader in the field of transportation, where she led transportation and transit agencies while advocating for national investment in transportation infrastructure and serving two terms as a Presidential Appointee to the Amtrak Board of Directors.

Entries by Amy Rosen

Colleges Face Challenges in the Entrepreneur Arms Race

(0) Comments | Posted February 3, 2016 | 12:26 PM

Entrepreneurs and college have had an "it's complicated" relationship for quite some time. In fact, the entrepreneur who's famous for making that phrase famous, was a college drop out.

College drop-outs becoming entrepreneurial successes is a pretty common story. And for good reason. A list of recent companies whose...

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As qualificações realmente necessárias para se conseguir um emprego

(0) Comments | Posted March 6, 2015 | 3:02 PM

Esta semana estou assistindo à Conferência sobre o Futuro do Trabalho, que está tendo lugar em Londres, patrocinada pelo The WorldPost. Um painel de discussão do qual estou participando é sobre "A Escassez de Qualificações".

As discussões sobre esse tema geralmente incluem perguntas como "até que ponto é...

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The Skills You Really Need to Get a Job

(2) Comments | Posted March 2, 2015 | 11:28 AM

This week, I'm attending The Future of Work Conference being held in London sponsored by The WorldPost. One panel I am on is "Mind the Skills Gap."

Discussions about the skills gap have usually included questions such as "How serious is it?" and "What can we do about...

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Reflections of the Entrepreneurial Spirit Thriving in China

(4) Comments | Posted December 18, 2012 | 4:15 PM

In the midst of Hurricane Sandy's aftermath, it was very strange to get on a plane from Newark International Airport and so easily fly to Beijing. I was leaving behind a community without power or much gasoline, a region with millions struggling, and a global nonprofit I run without access...

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Quick Getaways: Day Trips From Houston

(0) Comments | Posted January 5, 2012 | 11:48 AM

Cabin-fever can get to you even if it's not winter. There are times that you just need a quick getaway. Forget crowded airports and security lines and opt for one of these easy day trips from Houston. Just pick a direction and hit the road.


It's only 30 minutes...

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Davos 2011: The Final Hours

(6) Comments | Posted January 29, 2011 | 10:04 AM

Well it is my final hours in Davos and the WEF has left the most important session to the last day -- The Entrepreneurship Imperative. Throughout the week there has been constant references to the need for entrepreneurs to be the future engine of both developed and developing economies, but...

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Rebuilding a Robust Economy, With Women Entrepreneurs

(9) Comments | Posted January 27, 2011 | 11:26 AM

Sitting here in a country that did not give women the right to vote until 1971 and where today four of the seven member governing body are women, I am struck by the uneven progress and persistent barriers that woman face in specific fields. The International Herald Tribune led with...

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Davos 2011: Seeding the Entrepreneurial Mindset

(20) Comments | Posted January 26, 2011 | 12:30 PM

2011-01-26-nfte.jpgI'm sitting here in one of the first major session of WEF 2011, The Future of Employment (to be broadcast on CNBC under the title The West Isn't Working) where Maria Bartiromo has framed the debate with two questions. First, whether the west...

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On the Wealth Gap and Entrepreneurship

(24) Comments | Posted January 25, 2011 | 1:36 PM

Arriving in Davos late Sunday afternoon, my first impression (beyond a sigh of relief that there wasn't nearly as much snow and ice as I had expected) was the odd appearance of skiers coming down from the slopes walking through town with their parkas and boots still on, skis and...

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Educational Reform We Can Believe In

(2) Comments | Posted March 1, 2010 | 3:27 PM

Education can be exciting. Very exciting.

Case in point -- there is a new program being offered to students in 8 states -- a new program that will help prepare them for college and beyond. Organized by the National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE), the initiative will allow...

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Educating a New Generation of Entrepreneurs: The Best Anti-Poverty Program Around

(6) Comments | Posted February 2, 2010 | 11:58 AM

As national media pundits spent the past half week picking apart Wednesday's State of the Union address (and endlessly analyzing John Madden-style "slo-mo" replays of Justice Alito), I sat disappointed as the issue of education barely registered a blip on the radar.

What a difference a day...

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