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Preschool Implications of the Fiscal Cliff
According to the Center on Law and Social Policy, if Congress fails to pass legislation to avoid the looming "fiscal cliff," many families will lose access to the important early childhood...more



Civic Engagement: Part of Solution in Higher Education
Huffington Post bloggers, Amanda Moore McBride and Eric Mlyn, write coinciding to the "crisis" in American higher education is the growth of the civic engagement movement on college...more

Federal Budget Dispute Halts Tuition Grants to D.C. College Students
D.C.'s college students are feeling the severe impact of the federal budget cut or sequestration. Most of the students rely on federal grant programs to cover student financial aid. A tuition...more

Prudential Recognizes Outstanding Student Volunteers
D.C. students Sydney Kamen, of Georgetown Day School, and Maxine Bailey, of Holy Trinity School, have been granted a Prudential Spirit of Community Award along with 100 other civic-minded youth from...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

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

Education: Paving the Way for Economic Growth
James Smith, president of the Economic Growth Connection of Westmoreland, wants workforce developers to work with school districts to furnish employees with the skills to meet the growing demands of...more

nFocus Teams Up with CIS President Dan Cardinali to Fight Rising School Dropout Problems
nFocus Solutions has recently joined forces with Communities In Schools (CIS) President Dan Cardinali to discuss ways how to prevent school dropouts and further academic success among...more

Tech Job Training Program Gets $47,000 Housing and Economic Development Grant
The E-Team Machinist Job Training program gets a $47,000 grant from the Department of Housing and Economic Development, enabling the staff to finish the class. The E-Team program is a free...more

Creating Programs That Mentor and Move Minorities to Majorities in STEM
Mathematician Carlos Castillo-Chavez leads a program that influences and engages diverse groups of students to STEM at the high school level. This program is modeled to accelerate minorities to...more






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Youths in the Middle East Address Unemployment By Creating New Businesses

Youths in the Middle East Address Unemployment By Creating New Businesses
Youths in the Middle East deal with the world’s social problems such as high youth...



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