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Pay Teachers More - If They Give Up Seniority

Washington DC proposes a different approach to teachers' salaries. NYTimes "best of 2008" idea. http://bit.ly/5fAIqz

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Lengthen the Teacher Workday

Teacher workdays typically aren't long enough to allow for collaboration and meeting with students individually. Gates Foundation / National Council on Teacher Quality research (pdf) http://bit.ly/7CqQdD

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Give Principals Control Over Teacher Hiring and Assignment

Teacher effectiveness increases when principals have say over hiring and assignments. Gates Foundation / National Council on Teacher Quality research (pdf) http://bit.ly/7CqQdD

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Education

Free Online Education

Provide free online courses, K-12 and university, following the lead of MIT. http://www.ocw.mit.edu

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School Deworming

Deworming programs in school are cheap, easy, and have major impact on health and education. Top five 2012 Copenhagen Consensus idea http://bit.ly/K9iuSU

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Low-Cost Private Schools

A number of companies are pioneering low-cost private education in India, offering parents more affordable choices. http://bit.ly/8zopRQ

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Lessen Rewards for Experience and Advanced Degrees for Teachers

Research suggests that experience and advanced degrees are over-rewarded, performance is under-rewarded. Gates Foundation / National Council on Teacher Quality research (pdf) http://bit.ly/7CqQdD

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Conditional Cash Transfers for School Attendance

2012 Copenhagen Convention top 15 idea http://bit.ly/K9iuSU

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Forget Handwriting

Handwriting at best is an archaic communications technology, and at worst introduces bias into test taking. It is time to stop worrying about handwriting. Neatorama http://bit.ly/bVW3a1

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Free Online SAT Preparation

INeedAPencil.com provides free SAT prep. A Dell Social Innovation Challenge winner 2009. http://bit.ly/5B5Ggj

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Create "Learning Circles" For Displaced Children

Displaced children are frequently excluded from formal schooling. This program in Colombia provides learning opportunities for the population of over one million displaced children. A Changemakers.com winning idea 2007. http://bit.ly/5DxXgk

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Teach Kids Internet Safety

Google and iKeepSafe have teamed to develop a curriculum for teaching kids internet safety. Google Public Policy Blog: http://bit.ly/7gLsf4

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