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Difference between First and Second Grade Attention Problems More Profound
A new study from Duke University, which appears in the Journal of Attention Disorders issue, finds the age at which attention problems arise makes a critical difference in a child's later academic...more



Homelessness-to-Housing Strategy 2020
Coordinator of Micah Projects, Karyn Walsh, boosts the Queensland Government's Homelessness-to-Housing Strategy 2020. The strategy is released by Minister for Housing and Public Works, the Hon...more

5 Stages of Grief after a Failed Social Enterprise
Dan Morrison, of The Guardian, speaks about the five stages of grief after a failed social enterprise, and how to cope and recover motivation to be willing to start all over again. Morrison, as he...more

Project Journey Helps Homeless Female Veterans Cope
Project Journey is a new program funded by a $165,000 grant from the United Way of Allegheny County's United for Women initiative. The program has helped about 10 women since August, according to...more

Blood Lead Levels in Kids Create Recurring Fluctuation When Exposed to Airborne Dust
Over 367,000 children in Detroit have been involved in a nine-year study that reports a baffling repetitive fluctuation in blood lead levels resulting from lead-contaminated airborne dust. The...more

Same-Sex Couples Now Have Access to Equal Medicare Advantage
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a memo stating that same-sex Medicare beneficiaries in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) will now have access to equal coverage when it...more

Risk Factor \"Buffers\"
Risk factors can be low self-esteem, loss, poverty, drug exposure, living in in single-parent households and violent neighborhoods. However, the impact of risk factors can be reduced by protective...more

Minnesota Coalition Pursues $100 Million in Bonds to Tackle Homelessness
The Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless hopes that the Legislature will approve $100 million in bonds this year to build affordable housing. According to Willmar-based Rhonda Otteson, southwest...more

Household Gun Ownership Linked to Child Gun Shot Injuries and Deaths
According to an abstract presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, researchers discovered a link between the percentage of homes with guns...more

How to Become a Homeowner during COACH Day, March 22
Get the gist on becoming a homeowner during COACH (Community Outreach for Attainable Cambridge Housing) Day, Saturday, March 22, at the Octavene Saunders Empowerment Center. The event will assist...more






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Establishing a Social Enterprise Curriculum


Several British colleges and universities have embraced social entrepreneurship in their curriculum. Pathik Pathak at Southampton have introduced n interdisciplinary module in Social Enterprise, which is open to students of all year groups and across all disciplines.




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