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News Briefing: 2 School Entrepreneurs Lead the Way on Change

By Kate Golden on June 19, 2008No Comment

•  Scientists explore genetic strategies to stop mosquitoes from transmitting diseases like malaria and dengue fever.  [Associated Press]

•  The latest design revisions for the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial are being reviewed.  [Associated Press]

•  Wendy Kopp, founder of Teach for America, and her husband, Richard Barth – who runs a charter school network – are a power couple in the world of education.  [New York Times]

•  The Salvation Army in Boston has struggled to raise the $30 million it needs to construct a community center, part of Joan Kroc’s legacy to the organization.  [Boston Globe]

•  A new survey shows that an increasing number of boomers are pursuing "encore jobs" that give them both an income and meaning.  [USA Today]

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