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While still far from an idyllic business environment, Rwanda has become an example for the African continent — and beyond — of how a country can envision and follow a healthy economic path despite the burdens of history and geography.

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Join us via Livestream on April 17 as academics, entrepreneurs and policymakers discuss state and local initiatives to better support entrepreneurship.

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MindDrive Founder Steve Rees took a love for cars and turned it into a program that teaches high schoolers how to build cars — from scratch.

Learn more about this program focused on giving teenagers experiential education in engineering, auto mechanics and content creation >> http://kff.mn/1hGmonf
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As the nation's employment rate continued to improve, America's overall business creation rate fell again in 2013.

According to the annual Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity, the rate declined slightly from 0.30 percent of American adults per month starting businesses in 2012 to 0.28 percent in 2013.

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As a leading funder of economic research through the lens of entrepreneurship and education, the Kauffman Foundation compiles summaries of findings around relevant policy issues that will inform and educate lawmakers.

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Great works! Any info to help educate lawmakers is going to help us all get past the red tape that is stalling progress for so much innovation. America needs to upgrade our lawmaking systems if we are to be effecient as possible in order to be in the game let alone ahead of it. Hopefully we don't need programmable robot lawmakers to get things done in a timely matter. Hey wait, that's not a bad idea! Think about that! A drone or robot type lawmaker that does what its programmed to do! That just might work right! Coming to a si fi channel soon! Or discovery or ? Let's see, we will start with a book about it. Let's call it get with the program bots or ? Movie name same or ? In real life they could be same also or called help u bots or ? Might be necessary if the off program clowns can't get it together. For more enlightenment, femail me. Happy tails!(:

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What do teacher pension plans have to do with the quality of education?

Michael Podgursky, a professor of economics at the University of Missouri-Columbia, explains the correlation in an editorial published in The Kansas City Star.

http://www.kansascity.com/2014/04/06/4937502/rethinking-teacher-retirement.html
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Research suggests that policymakers seeking to promote entrepreneurship in their city or state turn from past strategies and embrace a new approach that puts entrepreneurs at the center.

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New content posted today on the Kauffman/ Khan Academy entrepreneurship interview series features founders of five vastly different companies whose innovations have reinvented their industries.

See the featured entrepreneurs >> http://kff.mn/1mZ6E3S
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Happy Opening Day, Kansas City!

Watch Ewing Kauffman reflect on the Kansas City Royals, including his innovative Baseball Academy and his greatest thrill in baseball.
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