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Entries by Alex Wagner from 04/2011

Kenneth Cole, Compass Partners Launch Support For College-Aged Social Entrepreneurs

Posted 04.01.2011 | Impact

NEW YORK -- As famous for his side-buckle shoes as for his work combining the political and sartorial, designer Kenneth Cole on Friday announced his l...

Can Sal Khan Reform Education In America?

Posted 04.04.2011 | Education

The battle over America's classrooms -- featuring broom-wielding reformers pitted against long-powerful teacher's unions -- has created a firestorm of debate around the question of how best to educate students and prepare them for the 21st Century. Sitting on the sidelines of this battle -- however quietly, for now -- is a man named Sal Khan. A one-time hedge fund analyst, Khan has become an unlikely hero in education circles for his innovative methodology, one that turns the classroom dynamic upside down.

Cathie Black Firing: A Blow to Reform's Business Minds?

Posted 04.11.2011 | Education

Thursday's ouster of New York City schools chief Cathie Black prompted a fair share of grimaces inside City Hall and served as vindication for skeptic...

Beyond Jan Brewer And Lou Dobbs: A Calm Center In The Immigration Debate

Posted 04.14.2011 | Politics

In 2002, shortly before the Iowa caucuses, billboards began popping up in small towns across the state. The signs, featuring archival photos of German...

New York Juvenile Justice Initiative: New Hope For The State's Youth Offenders?

Posted 04.28.2011 | Impact

NEW YORK -- Public and private funds have flooded all manner of experimental education programs, from charter schools to Race to the Top initiatives. ...

Mo Ibrahim And The Quest To Build A Better Africa

Posted 04.28.2011 | Impact

Contemporary Africa is the recipient of a fair share of concern and hand-wringing in the West. Problems such as poverty, illness and human rights viol...

Edward Norton's Crowdrise: Linking Charities With The NYC Marathon

Posted 04.29.2011 | Impact

For superfit marathon-runners longing to do social good along with their exercise, a partnership between actor Ed Norton's Crowdrise fundraising organ...