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Reclaiming The American Dream VI: The (Other) Lessons of Khan Academy

Howard Husock
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To say that Khan Academy has important lessons to offer is to state the obvious. The Mountain View-based internet teaching institution—which has grown from founder Salman Khan’s individualized YouTube math lessons for his 7th grade niece to a worldwide phenomenon—offers thousands of free, plain-spoken online courses, from algebra to biology. But there are even broader lessons to be taken from the astounding success of Sal Khan, winner of the Manhattan Institute’s $100,000 2014 William E. Simon Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Social Entrepreneurship. Indeed, the lessons extend well beyond education

Tesla has an order backlog of $226 million. At the production run rate of 1000 cars a week expected at the end of 2014, that translates to a 30-week backlog.
针对那些对比较世界各地的学校有兴趣的学生,《美国新闻与世界报道》近日发布了第四版全球最佳大学年度排行榜。
现年22岁的劳伦斯是《饥饿游戏》电影系列的女主角,她还可能凭借在电影《乌云背后的幸福线》中的表现获得奥斯卡提名。
“…claimed he was late because he got lost, but our receptionist said she had seen him hanging out at the coffee shop.”
Anti-dumping cases were much easier to bring in the US than in the EU where companies first had to pass a public interest test.
File this under "great, yet stupid gift ideas." The BOx bottle opener claims to be the "world's first smart bottle opener" but it's not groundbreaking. This bottle opener sends a message to your friends via Messenger every time you open a bottle — crazy, right?

The story of Khan Academy’s start and growth is dramatic. Sal Khan, New Orleans-born and MIT-educated, was working in the finance industry as a hedge fund analyst when, in 2004, he learned that his niece, Nadia, needed help with algebra. He began sending her his own clear, step-by-step illustrated lectures (Khan himself did not appear) via YouTube. That allowed other web users to use the same lessons. The teaching of Khan—a complete outsider to education or education reform—went viral, ultimately catching the eye of Bill Gates, whom Khan learned was helping his own children with lessons first meant for Nadia. Khan eventually attracted $15 million-plus in philanthropic support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Google , venture capitalist John Doerr, and others accustomed to the idea that radical newcomers might be worth investing in. Such funding allowed Khan to give up his day job and start Khan Academy, with a forthright, undeniably ambitious goal: a free world-class education, for anyone, anywhere.

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达福目前可能是最佳男配角的领跑者。
十年来,每年年初我都会从上一年企业界惊现的胡说八道中评选出个中翘楚。我常常乐此不疲。今年我发现那些委婉语、拧巴话、不知所谓的表达还有赤裸裸的恶心话在水准上普遍很不给力,所以我决定2016年度“金废话奖”(Golden Flannel Awards)要从一个比较来劲的奖项——大白话奖——讲起。
trans转移+port拿,运→移动着拿→运输
One tomb, dubbed "M3," contained carvings of several mythicalcreatures, including four that represent different seasons and parts of the heavens: the White Tiger of the West, the Vermilion Bird of the South, the Black Turtle of the North and the Azure Dragon of the East.
A teenage student in Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality has been sentenced to one year in jail after trying to poison fellow students for being too noisy in class, local media reported last Wednesday.
另一些人则采用一些颇具创意的告别方式。人力资源公司OfficeTeam邀请美国600位人力资源经理透露一下他们最近耳闻目睹的最古怪离职方式。现在就让我们一起来欣赏一下吧:

It seems safe to predict lots more noise and very little progress for the rest of 2017. And that will continue to be a damaging combination for business and the UK economy.
不会。华尔街策略师预测美国政府的10年期借贷成本将在未来一年攀升至3%以上,这话就像尴尬的办公室聚会一样是圣诞节那段时间的固定节目。鉴于美联储退出量化宽松和美国减税,今年的预测看起来更有可能实现。然而,压低通胀和长期债券收益率的长期重大因素依然存在,并且仍然被低估。2018年美联储将至少加息三次,但10年期收益率不会突破3%。
However, Baty said the stabilization of Chinese universities' rankings is no cause for alarm. "Continued investment built on decades of spending, and increased internationalization in Chinese higher education will no doubt ensure China's universities continue to strengthen," he said.
共和党候选人时常表现出不确定以及偶尔会忘了自己要说的,好像在试图记住他的简要笔记。当奥巴马从一开始就咄咄逼人时他开始出汗,在伊朗、伊拉克、俄罗斯以及美国的军费开支的交流中他才表现得更好。
这部亚当·桑德勒和德鲁·巴里摩尔主演的轻松浪漫喜剧,似乎最不能反映现实生活,但实际上它确实部分基于真实故事。桑德勒扮演的兽医爱上了巴里摩尔,而她的记忆每天都会重置。他了解到,车祸造成创伤性脑损伤后,她就一直在重播同一天。因为她一直生活在谎言中,桑德勒的角色很苦恼,并制作了一系列录像,解释她的车祸和生活,给她每天早上看。
Many people think, "If I work extra hard, I'm going to get noticed." But it doesn't work that way. If you want to advance, some of the responsibility falls on you to toot your own horn. Make sure your supervisor and your supervisor's supervisor are well of aware of what you're contributing.
Christine "Lady Bird" MacPherson is a high school senior from the "wrong side of the tracks." She longs for adventure, sophistication, and opportunity, but finds none of that in her Sacramento Catholic high school. Lady Bird follows the title character's senior year in high school, including her first romance, her participation in the school play, and most importantly, her applying for college.
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当啤酒杯抬高,从啤酒机挪开,杯底磁铁会封住杯底,您就可以取走啤酒享用了。
However, strong progress across the main rankings does not automatically translate into European success. Sa Business School at the University of Oxford, for example, rose one place in the MBA ranking, five places in the ranking of open executive programmes and broke into the top 10 of the Executive MBA ranking for the first time by moving up 12 places, but its European ranking remains unchanged, at 10th.
A third, combined ranking lists the top 50 schools for executive education, calculated from the customised and open tables.
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但科学研究和技术服务领域企业的高管薪酬却下降了4.2%。
其中,国产动作片《战狼2》位居榜首,成了中国史上收入最高的影片,门票销售狂揽56.8亿元。
No, this doesn't mean you should abandon your LinkedIn profile for fear of a suspicious boss. But it does mean you should be more careful. For one, turn off your activity broadcasts so that every savvy move you make isn't announced to your entire network. Here's how: From the homepage, hover over your photo in the top right corner, and click on "Privacy & Settings." From this page, click "Turn on/off your activity broadcasts."
他最近已开始和玛丽莎?梅耶尔(Marissa Mayer)、鲁伯特?默多克(Rupert Murdoch)这样的产业大亨进行会面(默多克正是《华尔街日报》(The Wall Street Journal)所属新闻集团(News Corp.)的董事长)。目前达洛伊西奥的资产净值已经很高,但还没多到令人眼红的地步。但正如轻博客(Tumblr)创始人大卫?卡普(David Karp)和29岁的Facebook神童马克?扎克伯格(Mark Zuckerberg)一样,达洛伊西奥已非常值得钦佩。Summly早期投资方之一、兴盛资本(Thrive Capital)创始人乔舒亚?库什纳(Joshua Kushner)评价道,他的气场能震住整个房间的人,他这个年龄自我意识能如此之强,实属难得。
它们汇聚为卷土重来的民族主义和仇外主义。
Traditionalists include George Clooney, whose awards – best picture for Argo and best supporting Actor for Syriana – are in his library at home, and Dustin Hoffman, whose two best actor awards – the first for Kramer vs. Kramer in 1980 and the second for Rain Man nine years later, are kept in his study.
贷款的条件不仅仅只局限于裸照。同样被泄露的还有大量疑似借贷双方对话的屏幕截图,一个贷款人要求女学生提供自己的自慰视频。

我们也不希望打贸易战。我们坚持人民币汇率形成机制的改革,保持了人民币汇率在合理均衡水平上的基本稳定。
对中国最大房地产开发商发起敌意收购的神秘亿万富翁姚振华已成为中国最富有的人之一,这凸显出了杠杆金融投资正如何推动私人财富取得巨大增长。
Inside Obama's Chicago campaign headquarters, staffers erupted into cheers and high fives as state after state was called for the president。
"The average salary level of employees grew by about 6.3 percent year on year in the first three quarters of last year, while China's annual GDP growth stood at 6.7 percent in 2016, both slowing from a year earlier," Jin added.
The IOM says fewer than 35,000 migrants, or about three percent, have crossed by land into Greece and Bulgaria from Turkey.
据牛津经济研究院(Oxford Economics)估算,若剔除价格影响,中国10月进口量同比降幅为2.6%。

供给侧结构性改革持续发力显成效

Likewise, if the 11 countries led by Japan left in the TPP manage to salvage a deal following the US exit that could provide some balance in the region.
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Its return to the throne came at a cost to London which, after occupying pole position for two years, is trading places with its Asian rival.
The regulations also specifically stipulate the taxi services.
这个啤酒机能从下往上倒着灌满一杯好酒。
Benoit Battistelli, president of the EPO, said the increase in patent filings by Chinese companies reflects both their increasing expansion into Europe and the fact that China is becoming a globally innovative knowledge-based country.
在简历中提到你的孩子和嗜好没有任何好处。永远不要说,“我的孩子上大学了,我就能安心回到工作岗位了。”
The gorgeous Birman cat has more than 128,000 Instagram followers. And it has been the inspiration for many of Lagerfeld's designs.
这一问题也打击了中国在WTO框架内获得市场经济地位的努力。中国声称,在其加入WTO满15周年的今年12月,应当自动获得市场经济地位。如果中国获得了该地位,那么这可能影响美国等国对中国发起反倾销案的能力,因为这将使他们不能用替代国的价格进行比价。
Notable newcomers to the list include Cameron Mackintosh, the first theater producer to enter the ranks, WeWork's Adam Neumann and Miguel McKelvey and Pinterest's Ben Silbermann and Evan Sharp.
即使我们把吉布森视作租赁合同并且他将在夏天离开,雷霆对这笔交易依然感觉良好。
田径、手球、自行车、场地赛、公路赛、山地赛、小轮车(BMX)、马术、足球、沙滩排球、
我们不妨借用一些狄更斯的名句,来回顾下几乎各种战略都失灵的2014年:
On the US, Rabobank said it was cautious on the outlook following the election as president this month of Donald Trump.
6. 《火星救援》(The Martian)。在布满红色岩石的山坡与丘陵之间,雷利·斯科特(Ridley Scott)这部非常令人满意的太空西部片既源自一个历史悠久的类型,也源自他的殿堂级遗产。

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康乃尔大学商学院院长兼该报告的合著者苏米特拉·达塔表示:“在提高创新素质上面投资是 缩小创新鸿沟的关键。”
One explanation could be that significantly more men than women work in the industry’s best-paying fields. A third of men work in private equity orventure capital, investment banking or mergers and acquisitions, andhedge funds compared with only 19 per cent of women.
“我非常激动,皮草被禁止参加伦敦时装周是个巨大的进步!” 费斯回应道。
China's consumer price inflation decelerated to just 1.3 per cent year-on-year last month, the slowest rate since May. On a month-to-month basis inflation fell by 0.3 per cent, the first negative reading since May.
China’s reserves have fallen for nine of 11 months this year and stand at $3.43tn, as investors sell renminbi assets to protect themselves against depreciation and the central bank sells dollars from its reserves to curb renminbi weakness. Falling interest rates in China and expectations of an imminent rate rise by the US Federal Reserve have also fuelled outflows. Reserves rebounded mildly in October, suggesting outflows had diminished.
如今,中国对西方经济体的投资重回正轨,有望在今年再度刷新纪录:今年头六周,中资集团就宣布了700亿美元的潜在交易,尽管这个数字是非常初步的,并不是所有收购最终都能完成。
He was under the impression people clicking on the adverts would earn him money. But instead he was charged every time someone clicked on the link.

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Since 2001, I’ve helped direct an annual 房价率先起飞 哪些城市已经挤入“新一线”? recognizing top social entrepreneurs: those who develop effective, original approaches to dealing with social problems and who rely mainly on private funding and volunteers to see their ideas to fruition. They are leaders of America’s civil society, doing the things that government can’t do—or can’t do as well.

He admitted to having mixed emotions about the letter as he and Vonnie are now divorced.
玛戈特·瓦尔斯特伦在20多岁时结束了一段充满暴力的感情。作为外交部长,她正在一个传统上属于男性的领域里挑战各种假定。
“It’s na瘀攀 not to recognize we’re at a pretty serious moment,” said Anthony Crichton-Stuart, director of the London dealer Agnew’s. “There has been a massive taste shift. But when a good old master does come up at auction and it is priced correctly, you do get some excitement.”
“我跟她很像,我们真的就像一对老夫妇。”
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About 200 million migrants, half of whom are women, sent $445 billion to their families in Asia, Latin America and Africa in 2016, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) said last Wednesday.
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5.3-D Printed Ears
拉娜福鲁哈尔(Rana Foroohar)
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Job-searching employees often send these subtle signals without expecting their managers to notice, Kay says. But they do。
As we pointed out earlier, we've long been able to restore hearing to the deaf, but restoring sight to the blind is a much more complicated matter. When people lose their sight, their retinas no longer send signals from their photoreceptors to their brains. To make an artificial eye, we'd need to understand how the retina processes those signals, and that's a code scientists just haven't been able to crack.
全食CEO约翰麦基的《自觉资本主义》(Conscious Capitalism)一书让公司高管们不得不思考这样一个观点,那就是处于最佳运转状态的企业能为所有利益相关方创造价值,而不仅仅是投资者。麦基认为,主要利益相关方包括顾客、员工、供应商、社会以及环境。他以好市多、西南航空(Southwest Airlines ,《财富》500强)和谷歌(Google,《财富》500强)为例,说明思维超越利润能够打造更强大而、更高效的公司。
在春运期间,国内的交通运输将面临极大的挑战,车票供小于求。铁路局会采取多种措施来应对春运压力,比如开设临客(L字头的列车)、延长售票时间以及开设更多的售票点。
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"It is a truly a global phenomenon in which people, due to lack of opportunities, have to leave their families behind to provide for them," said Pedro De Vasconcelos, IFAD policy advisor and author of the report.
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The second most sought-after job, according to Zhonggong, was a position offered by the regional earthquake bureau in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region, which had 768 applicants as of Tuesday.
Honda has recalled more than 10 million vehicles in the U.S. to fix a potentially fatal defect in air bags made by Japanese supplier, Takata. The air bag inflators can rupture after a crash and injure occupants with shards of metal. Honda has confirmed three deaths and 48 injuries in connection with such incidents.
In contrast to last year when the vast majority of economists expected the ECB to launch full-scale quantitative easing, just under half of the 33 respondents thought the ECB would do nothing this year. The rest said the ECB would expand QE or cut interest rates, although some of those who expected more easing stressed that the central bank was unlikely to radically reshape its existing policy response.
从“高跟鞋门”到“金棕榈狗狗奖”(Palm Dog),再到迅速走红的“老爹身材(Dad bod)”,戛纳电影展的这12天,真是令人眼花缭乱。随着电影节进入尾声,英国广播公司回顾了本届戛纳影展上的九桩事。
The economy has registered a slower but stable performance with good momentum for growth.
冲击奖项:如果这届奥斯卡最佳影片的提名数有9或10部电影的话,那么《逃出绝命镇》能占一个。乔登皮尔的剧本应该一定会被提名。
我们进行一个比较,佳士得和苏富比的这两次18世纪前绘画大师作品拍卖会共拍得2910万英镑,比五年前(2011年12月)类似拍卖会拍得的4420万英镑少了34%。

These are the major winners of the 68th annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Additional winners are listed at emmys.com.
No.3: Diamond Is So Obsolete

考夫曼和同事加雷思?哈里斯(Gareth Harris)发现,居住在那些人种快速多样化地域的英国白人更倾向于投给右翼的英国国家党(British National Party)。宾夕法尼亚大学政治学教授丹尼尔?霍普金斯(Daniel Hopkins)在美国发现了相似的民族变化导致反移民政策的规律。
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他拿出教材,开始做起了家庭作业。
With executive compensation in the U.S. rising and the income gap only getting bigger, it's refreshing to see a CEO who cares about more than his own paycheck. Lenovo(LNVGF) Chief Executive Yang Yuanqing announced in September for the second year in a row that he would share at least $3 million of his bonus with roughly 10,000 of his workers. The generous decision was a product of the personal computer maker's record sales that year. The average worker payout is equal to roughly a month's pay for the typical city worker in China, according to Bloomberg News.
库什纳回忆道,我当时被他深深折服了。他到新闻集团去见默多克时,我与他有了第一次接触,当时我被一同叫去提提意见。达洛伊西奥在会上描述了他想要实现的远景。他帮助默多克加深了对一些事物的见解。达洛伊西奥在台上的优异表现,加上背后李嘉诚的雄厚财力,为Summly招来了包括艾什顿?库奇(Ashton Kutcher)、小野洋子(Yoko Ono)、史蒂芬?弗莱(Stephen Fry)等许多人的捐赠。
由于孙轶潇没带手机,他开始尝试大声呼救以引起外面人的注意,但是时间一分一秒地流过,并没有人回应他。
The valuation that all this good news is creating for Tesla is truly astonishing. A Tesla watcher named Zoltan Ban, writing in Seeking Alpha, figures that Tesla is already priced as if it sells several hundred thousand cars a year when in reality it will sell only about 35,000 in 2014. Another way of looking at this: At current prices, each car the company sells this year is valued at $1 million.
外部事件的影响。《消费者报告》(Consumer Reports)杂志曾经对Model S大加吹捧,但最近该杂志也报道了它的一些常见故障,包括门把手失效,中控触屏白屏,导致车内大部分功能不能使用等等。汽车网站Edmunds.com也找了Model S的麻烦。更多此类报告无疑会影响特斯拉到目前为止非常正面的声誉。
在2017年FT对全球95个管理学硕士项目的排行中,虽然瑞士圣加仑大学(University of St Gallen)继续蝉联冠军,但法国和英国商学院分别以24个和18个项目入围成为中坚力量。超过一半的英国商学院排名上升,而只有一家法国商学院排名上升。三分之一的英国商学院排名上升5位,相比之下,三分之二的法国商学院排名下降5位或更多。
Jeanie Buss's decision to finally dump Jim Buss—a man with none of the skills required to be a quality executive and years of floundering moves to his name—makes the Lakers clear winners all by itself.
豆瓣网友“Amy”称:“他们是神仙。除了谈情说爱,就不能干点别的吗?”
2013年日圆兑美元下跌21%,这为日本吸引来1,000万海外游客,尽管中日两国在东中国海(中国称东海)存在领土争端,然而这些游客中有许多是来自中国的富人。
Both the film and the television series are adapted from the Taiwan action role-playing game of the same name which was developed by Softstar Entertainment. The game is considered by many as simply one of the best Chinese RPG's ever created.
她笔下的人物们觉得自己为了登上“美国梦”的山巅,经历了漫长的排队等候,但是上山的队伍放慢了速度,甚至停顿下来了。而那些移民、黑人和其他“外来者”似乎还在插队。
Manohla Dargis
The very best bosses I’ve seen are passionate about their work; they live and breathe their jobs and strive to do the best work possible. Yet at the same time, they have lives outside of work. They understand the need to balance family and work or play and work. And they set a good example of how to do that for their employees。
据英国《卫报》报道,在去年的伦敦时装周期间,有250名反皮草抗议者,2月份的玛丽卡特兰佐秀场也受到了抗议者激烈的抵制。
Consider this: Will the experience enhance your knowledge and play to your strengths? Will it introduce you to new concepts and new people? (All great reasons to say yes!) Will it require you to develop new techniques for managing your team or working with more experienced people? Embrace this challenge and get out of your comfort zone.
College graduates earn more
The four megalopolises also saw fewer traffic jams after November due to reasons ranging from less travel in winter and smoggy days to the return of migrant workers to their hometowns.
就在整场比赛即将结束时,荷兰队射入一球再次追平比分,双方进入加时赛。最终中国队射入第三球,赢得2013年机器人世界杯足球比赛冠军。
单词confident 联想记忆:
No. Wall Street strategists’ predicting that the US government’s 10-year borrowing costs will climb above the 3 per cent mark in the coming year is as much a staple of the Christmas period as awkward office parties. This year the forecasts look more likely to be fulfilled, given a withdrawal of quantitative easing and the US tax cut. However, the seismic, secular forces pinning down both inflation and long-term bond yields remain in place and are still underestimated. The Federal Reserve will raise interest rates at least three times in 2018, but the 10-year yield will not breach 3 per cent.
就这一点而言,他预计美国投资会回升,“因为投资一直太弱——除非在经济衰退期,我们通常不会看到投资增长低于消费增长”。
That's part of the logic, anyway, behind the unlikely candidacy of Ethan Sonneborn, a 13-year-old running for governor of Vermont, one of just two states with no minimum age requirement for the office.
A network of walking and biking trails leads to other lakeside neighborhoods and to downtown, which is about 15 minutes by bicycle and 10 by car. The Walker Art Center and other museums are nearby. Hockey and skating are popular on the lakes in winter; canoeing, swimming and fishing in the summer.
“We sincerely apologize to Moonlight, La La Land, Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, and Oscar viewers for the error that was made during the award announcement for Best Picture. The presenters had mistakenly been given the wrong category envelope and when discovered, was immediately corrected.”