Amanda Ripley

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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

Storytelling

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

Smartest Kids 2.0

The Smartest Kids in the World is now out in paperback, which means it's better (and cheaper) than ever before.

30th Jul 2014 in Education

Do U.S. Principals Overestimate Poverty?

Two-thirds of U.S. principals say that more than a third of their students are from disadvantaged homes--far more than in any other country. Yet data on actual students’ lives suggests the real rate is lower. What gives?

29th Jul 2014 in Education

Higher Calling

In a handful of statehouses and universities across the country, a few farsighted Americans are finally pursuing what the world’s smartest countries have found to be the most efficient education reform ever tried.

18th Jun 2014 in Education

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