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Posted: Aug 28, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
While improving teacher skills and improving technology represent important pieces of the puzzle, equally important is gaining the support of individuals with whom the students spend most of their time – their parents, and members of the communities in which they live.
Posted: Aug 27, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
As the lines between the private, public, and civil society sectors continue to blur, the way we approach education will need a serious makeover.
Posted: Aug 26, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
We have engaged nearly a million kids in STEM after-school education programs and persuaded another million adults to stand behind them. We have taught kids to hypothesize, to think and to invent.
In spite of many great outcomes, there is one code we have not cracked: the one keeping women out of computer science.
Posted: Aug 25, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
For all the good-natured and well-meaning conversations about sustainable travel, there is often a fundamental problem. Sustainable travel conversations happen at conventions, think-tanks and events in exclusive locations, command high-fees, and are just plain hard to get to. That means that the people most affected by (the lack of) sustainable tourism, aren’t at the table. Sure, there are NGOs and groups that represent them. But is that truly enough?
Posted: Aug 24, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
It’s no secret our students continue to fall behind in science, technology, engineering and math – the STEM fields. The business and academic communities have responded by commissioning studies, launching programs, giving grants, finding ambassadors and building mentorships.
Yet, even after all of these efforts, the broad statistics are still troubling.
Posted: Aug 21, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
An environmental organization in Mexico is teaching and certifying young educators who share their sustainability training with other children in their own communities, inspiring a new generation of environmentalists.
Posted: Aug 20, 2015 – 08:55 AM EST
Simply put, a good company is one that has good governance—and that’s a good investment opportunity.
Posted: Aug 19, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Providing safe and vetted volunteer resources is important for today’s nonprofits and the people they serve. Verified Volunteers was founded three years ago with the goal of transforming the screening process for America’s nonprofits.
Posted: Aug 17, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
As a former educator, I am well aware of the silos that can form between disciplines. I believe the SolutionLabs empower students from across different academic departments to identify challenges and work together on solutions.
Posted: Aug 14, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
The key to community change, therefore, is to bridge this divide. We can do this by serving as mentors in the communities that need us most.
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