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GOOD for America: Car-Free Streets

Our CEO heads to the Dylan Ratigan Show to talk about car-free streets and the business benefits.

GOOD CEO Ben Goldhirsh is a regular guest on The Dylan Ratigan Show on MSNBC for a segment called "GOOD for America." We'll be collecting clips of his appearances here.

Two years ago, Mayor Michael Bloomberg closed down Manhattan's Times Square to cars. The idea was to give the street back to pedestrians, increase mobility along that notoriously clustered stretch of Broadway, improve the experience for visitors and local workers, and hopefully, improve air quality. Today, it's pretty hard to find any critics of the change.

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Could the Khan Academy Close the Achievement Gap?

Salman Khan and our publisher head to the Dylan Ratigan Show to talk about flipping traditional school upside down.

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What if every student could receive an individualized education and learn at his or her own pace? What if teachers could actually ensure that every student learned a concept to mastery? Innovative ideas like these are becoming a reality at the Khan Academy, a virtual school that flips traditional schooling on its head. It's a radical shift from what happens in schools right now, however. In fact, it's almost the complete inverse of traditional schooling. Instead of sitting in class lectures during the day and then doing homework alone at night, in the Khan Academy, students get instruction on a particular concept online at home and then practice the "homework" in class where a teacher and other students can help.

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Bill Gates' Class Size Ideas Fuel Education Reform Debate Are Bigger Class Sizes The Answer? Leonie Haimson and Our Publisher Discuss on The Dylan Ratigan Show

With budget cuts come larger class sizes. Will more kids in a room keep teachers from being effective? The debate headed to the Dylan Ratigan Show.

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