US schools – rich vs poor localities

Hi,   I now work with school kids in one of the richest ZIP codes in USA. http://www.mcps.k12.md.us/ Here the students study at a higher level. What is taught in other neighborhoods in 6th grade in math -is taught in 5th grade only. Thus we get our clients -who are new…

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Harvard MBA mail: Micro-credit – How Venture Capital works

Research & Ideas: The Money Connection—Understanding VC Networks http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/5506.htmlVenture capital firms often consider investments in companies located far away or in unfamiliar industries. How do they spot these opportunities and also reduce risk? It's the power of networks, says Harvard Business School professor Toby Stuart—and understanding how they work in…

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NRI NGOs in USA – a peep inside

Hi, I got involved with a few NGOs run primarily by those who came from India to US – second generation is conspicuosly absent (generally). Saw www.ashanet.org last week and attended a anti-farmers suicide rally outside Indian embassy today -organized mainly by http://sahyadri.aidindia.org/ am sitting right now at the campus where…

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Assam schools' videos shown in USA

Thanks, Umesh for forwarding. Are you back in town now? in DC Metro?also, check http://www.assamfoundation.net/Upcoming_Work.htmlcheers,Partha — umesh sharma wrote to www.ashanet.org/dc :> Dear All,> > Here are the weblinks of 2 Assam schools's websites and site videos – below. I will ask the> AssamNet/Assam Society of America members to provide…

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FE: Brain Drain & Harvard Univ etc

more than money——————- Is the grass on the other side really so green? ——————— Most Indian technocrats in the US would have been much better off if they had stayed back in India —————————– SANDIPAN DEB ——————Posted online: Thursday, September 21, 2006 at 0000 hours IST—– http://www.financialexpress.com/fe_full_story.php?content_id=140970 — ————————– The…

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DC boy: four in one -grdauation from college

U-Va.'s One-Year Wonder Teen Graduates Early, With a Double Major By Susan Kinzie——– Washington Post Staff Writer——- Wednesday, September 20, 2006; Page A01 —– http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/19/AR2006091901779.html?nav=hcmoduletmv —– And you thought your kid was smart. ————————— David Banh, an 18-year-old from Annandale, just graduated from the University of Virginia in one year.…

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Harvard Magazine: President Summers' Change Game

Cover Article Summers in Summary A presidency, and the University, in perspective http://www.harvardmagazine.com/on-line/090627.html Lawrence H. Summers brought to the Harvard presidency prodigious energy and a penchant for framing the University’s future in visionary terms. Taking the long view forward from a millennium just begun, Summers discerned an “inflection point” in…

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