Amanda Ripley


How to Graduate from Starbucks

Last summer, Starbucks announced it would begin paying for its employees to finish college. Here's what happened next. A behind-the-scenes look at the first semester at Starbucks U.

22nd Apr 2015 in Education

First Day Home

Fourteen years ago, I met Jean Sanders on a sidewalk in Harlem. I was supposed to be writing about Bill Clinton's new office space, but Jean, who had just gotten out of prison, turned out to be more interesting. 

27th Feb 2015 in Resilience


Author Elizabeth Green and I talk about hate mail, unicycles at recess and the very real possibilities for reimagining teaching in America.

1st Oct 2014 in Education

Teaching Revealed

A refreshing new book chronicles how teachers are made—not born—and what it will take to move the U.S. into the next frontier of education reform.

26th Sep 2014 in Education

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