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December 08, 2014
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Cash Prizes Entice Creative Minds to Develop Fresh Approaches to Poverty


The Robin Hood Foundation offered a $5-million prize aimed at using technology to help community-college students at risk of dropping out.

Gilbert Bonafé earned a master’s degree last spring from Harvard Graduate School of Education. But he says he grew up in a low-income neighborhood in the Bronx, where his educational success was "the exception and not the rule."

"Educating others...

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