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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Are a lot of Minnesota schools failing their students?
    According to 'No Child Left Behind', nearly half of Minnesota schools did not meet student performance standards. How much are kids learning, and whose fault is it if they don't?11:00 a.m.
    Alice Seagren: Minnesota Commissioner of Education (2004 to present) State Representative (R-Bloomington) 1993-2004. Chair of House Education Finance Committee. Former Bloomington School Board member.
    Charlie Kyte: Executive Director, Minn. Association of School Administrators. School superintendent 20 years, former High School principal, and math/physics/chemistry teacher.
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  • Are we living in a golden age of innovation?
    A panel of experts at the 2010 Aspen Ideas Festival considers whether we are living in a time of unprecedented innovation, and what kinds of innovation we're likely to see in the future.12:00 p.m.
    Amar Bhide: Visiting professor at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and previously a business professor at Colombia Univeristy. Author of "The Venturesome Economy: How Innovation Sustains Prosperity in a More Connected World."
    Craig Newmark: Founder of Previously, Newmark spent 30 years working with computers for IBM, GM, Charles Schwab & Co, and Bank of America.
    Andrew Thompson: Co-founder and CEO of Proteus Biomedical, Inc. Proteus is developing technologies that personalize medical treatements by connecting them to mobile phones via the Internet.
    Vijay Vaitheeswaran: Award-winning global correspondent for The Economist. In his two decades on staff at The Economist, he has covered development issues, energy and environment, health care, and innovation. He is an expert advisor to the World Economic Forum/Davos and a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
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