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    Bringing Education to Haiti: University of the People Begins Classes

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    Ashoka Israel Fellow Shai Reshef recently arrived in Haiti to welcome the first Haitian youth into

    New Alliances that Unleash Huge Profits with Social Benefits

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    For centuries we have had two separate production and distribution systems, one business and the other social, serving virtually every human need b

    Felipe Vergara, Schwab Foundation & a Shift in the Education Economy

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    As a student in Colombia, Felipe Vergara observed that human capital—the sum total of skills, abilities, and knowledge available in a society—drive

    Newest Ashoka Fellows Provide Youth with Access to a Quality Education

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    A country’s young people are its most important asset. They are the future of a nation; providing them access to a quality education should be a top priority. Of course, there are many obstacles — you don’t have to be an expert to know that there are problems in education to be solved in all countries.

    Laura White on the Disruption Needed in Higher Education: Empathy

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    When you ask Laura White about reforming higher education, she doesn’t suggest lofty bureaucratic changes. She doesn’t talk about funding, tuition, or budget cuts. When White envisions positive changes in education, she sees one principle as the fulcrum: empathy.

    MITx: One Small Step for MIT, One Giant Leap for Higher Education

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    Almost a decade ago, MIT created a stir in the education community when it launched its OpenCourseWare (OCW) initiative to provide free, open access to course material for its undergraduate- and graduate-level courses to anyone, anywhere.  At the outset, many questioned OCW’s value—as well as the value of learning online.

    Dale Stephens: 'You Don't Need a College Degree to Change the World'

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    The landscape of education reform in the United States is turbulent, and there may be no idea more radical than that of 20-year-old Dale Stephens:

    Disrupting College: A Mother of Five's Search for Answers as Tuition Looms

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    For 60 grand a year at an elite private college, today's students are paying for a lot of things they could get elsewhere for cheap or free. So, is college worth it?

    Ashoka U and Cordes Foundation Announce “Most Innovative Educators of 2012”

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    Forget the Oscars—this week, the hottest stars on the red carpet are ideas for improving higher education. Six sustainable, scalable teaching and partnership models to bring disruptive social innovation education have won the 2012 Ashoka U – Cordes Innovation Award.

    With Intelligent Tech, Low-Income Students Find Success in College, Success for Life

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    For many, attending college was always part of "The Plan" after high school—a few years of polish (and partying) before earning a degree and findin