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Disruptive Tensions of Open-Access Publishing with MOOCs
A new study in the SAGE Open journal finds that open access (OA) publishing has a more tempered impact on scholarship while the impact of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on teaching is more...more



Tax Reforms to Improve College Affordability, Access, and Completion, Experts Say
Higher education experts called on Congress to reform tax-based student aid to make sure it reaches the low- and middle-income families who most need it to access and complete college. The...more

Gannon University Receives $520,000 Grant for Integrated Business Transformation Program
Gannon University has been provided a $520,800 Discovered in PA-Developed in PA grant to support its Integrated Business Transformation program. Gannon's Erie Technology Incubator, Small Business...more

Budget Cuts Affect the Most Destitute of Families
Head Start is perhaps the most high-profile casualty among the anti-poverty programs and one where the lasting harm might be most severe, particularly hitting the neediest of families. In a video,...more

HHS Issues $12 Million ACA Funding to Support Health Centers Train Primary Care Providers
Health and Human Services (HHS) announces $12 million Affordable Care Act funds to help 32 Teaching Health Centers implement training in their primary care residency programs nationwide. The...more

Kids with Poor Motor Performance Leads to Poor Academic Skills in First Three Years
According to a new study published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, children with poor motor performance were found to have poorer reading and arithmetic skills than their better...more

Harnessing Infant Power to Teach Empathy in D.C. Schools
The District's Maury Elementary School's newest teachers are bald, cuddly babies who aim to teach a thing or two about kindness to children. The program is called Roots of Empathy, which was...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

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A new public library is empowering struggling families while helping reinvigorate the communities where they live. The Petersburg Public Library in Virginia is "not your mama's library" and...more






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How to Get Company Leaders Participate in Employee Volunteer and Giving Programs


How to Get Company Leaders Participate in Employee Volunteer and Giving Programs

Get your company’s top dogs engaged more in volunteer work and giving back programs through these 5 helpful steps: 1) Attend volunteering events, 2) Send some emails, 3) Put your money where your mouth is, 4) Board up, and 5) Celebrate successes.




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