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On Forbes.com: Exploring University Impact on Metro Startup Hubs

02/03/14 How much do local research universities impact the high-tech startup activity in a metro area?

On Entrepreneur.com: Strong Founders are Self-Critical

02/26/14 Learn why entrepreneurs need to balance high self-confidence with genuine self-honesty.

On the Chronicle of Philanthropy: Understanding Philanthropy is Key to Better Policy Decisions

03/06/14 John Tyler, Kauffman Foundation general counsel, says that nonprofit leaders should share their experiences about what works in philanthropy.

In The New York Times: Behind the Scenes at 1 Million Cups, Where Startups Receive Advice, Connections and Caffeine

03/12/14 Reporting from San Diego, Columbia, Mo., Orlando, and Kansas City, this piece notes the rapid growth of the 1 Million Cups program.

On KCPT: Educator Profile | Hannah Lofthus, Kauffman School CEO

03/18/14 KCPT profiles the Ewing Marion Kauffman School's new CEO Hannah Lofthus who has helped build the school from the ground up.

On RollCall.com: Break Immigration Reform Gridlock

03/27/14 U.S. policymakers may want to approach immigration reform by focusing on economic growth as a strategy, say Dane Spangler and Jason Wiens in an op-ed posted on the Roll Call website.

In the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Teachers Deserve a Comprehensive Support System

04/03/14 In an editorial in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Dane Stangler, vice president of research and policy, and Aaron North, vice president of education, reveal issues behind Missouri's fractured educator retirement system.

In The Kansas City Star: Educator Pensions Impact Teacher Quality

04/11/14 What do teacher pension plans have to do with the quality of education? Michael Podgursky, a professor of economics at the University of Missouri-Columbia, explains.

NPR Looks at the Growing Number of Older Adult Entrepreneurs

04/02/14 National Public Radio's All Things Considered looks at the growing number of older adults turning to entrepreneurship.

Scaling Up Teach For America

01/06/11 Teach For America (TFA) is a New York-based organization that trains highly motivated individuals (many recent graduates of top-notch universities) and places them as teachers in underperforming school districts throughout the country. Several studies have documented the successes of TFA teachers in Louisiana, North Carolina, and New York City—raising student achievement, often outperforming other new teachers.