Twitter Roundup: July 15 – Innovation schools, humane economics, and entrepreneurial advice
Search for the hashtag #socent and you’ll find wide-ranging interest in social entrepreneurship on Twitter. Here’s a roundup of a few interesting tweets from the last week:
Where did social entrepreneurship come from – and how do we know it’s actually going somewhere? These important questions merit thoughtful, critically-minded answers. This article on Inc.com’s technology page does an excellent job of working through the question of social entrepreneurship’s evolution, including success stories, potential, and limitations.
This is a brief, helpful article on Forbes.com’s blog about financing a new venture. It’s meant to encourage female would-be entrepreneurs to jump into a project, but the advice is relevant for everyone.
In light of the Humane Society’s recent headway in forging an agreement with the egg industry on a friendlier environment for hens, Josh Tetrick blogs at Huffington Post about the “Humane Economy,” suggesting that society is becoming more empathetic.
You may be familiar with the charter school model, which allows independently-run schools to receive state funds in exchange for maintaining high standards. Now, a new model called “innovation schools” is set to pilot this fall in Boston. These schools will aim to close the achievement gap between students of different backgrounds. Unfortunately it’s hard to tell from this Boston.com article exactly how they will do that, as the journalist only mentions that school programs will target the “emotional and social well-being” of students.
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