In 1989, college senior Wendy Kopp was trying to figure out how to improve American public schools. For her senior thesis, she proposed creating a national teaching corps that would recruit recent college grads to teach in underserved schools. One year later, she launched the nonprofit, Teach for America. Here the story as told to NPR's Guy Raz.
US kids spend more time in school (but probably less time studying) than their peers in Japan and North Korea. And the real reason for summer break? Hint: It's not farming say the folks over at The Atlantic.
Hurricane Katrina upended many of this city’s customs and institutions---not the least of which was high school football. The Hechinger Reports shines a light on why the city's charter school leaders are now reviving Friday night lights.
Alex Cortez from New Profit, a national nonprofit venture philanthropy fund, ballparks that for every $1 invested in educating and organizing parents, we see a "return" of $44 in educational proficiency,
Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn and a partner at the venture capital firm Greylock, talks to some of the most innovative entrepreneurs today to find out how they grew their companies into juggernauts. Mandatory listening.