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What Needs More Funding is Special Education
Jospeh Malinga, an allAfrica.com writer, participated in a civil society team that released a position paper to the parliamentary committee on Education. The paper is part of an effort pushed by...more



Ernst & Young LLP and Big Shoulders Fund Join Forces to Enhance Math Education through Technology
Chicago-based nonprofit Big Shoulders Fund and the Chicago office of Ernst & Young LLP has partnered to boost math education through technology. Ernst & Young LLP has announced $75,000 over the...more

Newton North Alumni Teaches at Sega Girls School as Volunteers
Newton North alums Camilla Shearman and Elena Hemler spent four months volunteering at Sega Girls School, a residential school for girls in Tanzania which is supported by the nonprofit Nurturing...more

Early Learning Is Important, According to New Studies
According to researchers, early mental and intellectual stimulation is crucial for ensuing learning later in life. The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) will host a symposium that...more

Ramsey County Commissioner Joins NACo on Human Services and Education
At the 2013 National Association of Counties (NACo) Annual Conference held in Fort Worth, Texas, Ramsey County Commissioner Toni Carter served as chair of the NACo Steering Committee on Human...more

Hartford Schools Get Boost From Corporate & Philanthropic Gifts
A recent report has stated that corporations, community groups and local agencies have contributed nearly $15 million to support the school system's reform efforts during the 2011-12 school...more

National Health Service Corps Students to Service Loan Repayment Program
The National Health Service Corps is sponsoring a grant program which offers loan repayments to medical students (MD and DO) who are in their last year of school. In order to be eligible for the...more

Head Start Classes to Have Fewer Children Due to Sequestration
Local Head Start programs across the country will seem to have fewer students due to the federal budget cuts. Some Head Start programs, due to sequestration cuts that took effect earlier this...more

Lake Zurich Volunteer Commits to Isaac Fox Elementary School
Mary Santi, a volunteer at Isaac Fox Elementary School, was recently named parent volunteer of the month by the District 95 School Board, which recognized her ongoing commitment to Isaac Fox...more






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Aspire Food Group Wins Hult Prize for Innovative Social Entrepreneurship Idea


Aspire Food Group Wins Hult Prize for Innovative Social Entrepreneurship Idea

The 2013 Clinton Global Initiative challenges student teams to create a social enterprise that will surpassingly increase food security for urban slums by 2018.




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