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Meanwhile, across the pond…

Here in New York (my home until Saturday), our new mayor has made universal prekindergarten classes a political priority. Winning pre-K burned some of de Blasio’s leverage with other leaders in Albany and New York. Now that it’s been approved, … Continue reading

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Who will test the testers?

Great follow-up to yesterday’s post. Dylan of the Learning Equality Foundation confirmed that they’re planning on doing randomized control trials (RCTs) on the KA Lite program. @finnismundi great question! Yes, partnered with UCSD Econ and great group in India to … Continue reading

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Somebody’s making the web go world-wide

This week I learned (via Tony Wan at Edsurge) that Khan Academy lessons are now being offered offline. The program is called “KA Lite” and is run by the Foundation for Learning Equality. The idea is that users, or teachers, … Continue reading

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The debt is too damn high

This week I was disappointed (and¬†simultaneously a little relieved) to read that my home state of Oregon may ditch their innovative to plan for zero-tuition colleges. Relieved because, let’s face it, it would be a rocky and difficult task to … Continue reading

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Chegg ditches books (or at least, sending them)

This is old news (well, from last week), but I didn’t see it while I was in San Francisco for interviews. Chegg, the company that made its name buying and selling textbooks, is offloading the actual warehousing and shipping of … Continue reading

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An Oregonian Gets It

Nick Kristof has a great piece this week in the Times about poverty and empathy in America (Is a Hard Life Inherited?). I’m probably a little biased toward Kristof’s writing because he is, like me, from Oregon, but I do … Continue reading

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Welcome from the end of the earth

Welcome to finnismundi. ¬†I’m Finn, and I’ll be using this blog to share tools for nonprofits and my thoughts on trends in topics that interest me. The title for this site is a play on my name, Finn, but it … Continue reading

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