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Federal Student Financial Aid Source that Mostly Benefits the Rich
According to a report from The Reimagining Aid Design and Delivery (RADD) Consortium for Higher Education Tax Reform, students from the affluent families bag the most tax-based federal college...more



Reading Program Volunteers Continue to Grow
A "Read with Me" program kicked off with just about 50 volunteers. Now, the number of volunteers continues to grow, reaching more than 400 individuals volunteering to help children learn to...more

Student Innovators Take Part in Southshire Challenge
In its first year, the Southshire Challenge is a new initiative where local businesses or government organizations presented students in grades K-12 with a challenge. Participating schools that...more

Disadvantaged Children Participating in Quality Early Childhood Programs Help Prevent Chronic Diseases in Adulthood
According to a new study, children who are disadvantaged but have attended quality early childhood education programs, including healthcare and nutrition, have significantly improved health as...more

Improving Low-Performing Schools, New Findings on School Improvement Grants
The Mathematica Policy Research led a large-scale evaluation which presents new evidence on the implementation of four intervention models designed to help struggling schools and foster student...more

Cuts in Federal Funding Causes Fewer Local Head Start Slots
Federal budget cuts tremendously affected the local Head Start programs, which mean fewer children from low-income families will get services for school readiness. However, the US Department of...more

Grants Focus on Better Information from Community Colleges
The Center for Law and Social Policy reports that the latest iteration of Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grants will require state applicants to develop on online...more

Federal Sequestration Delays Financial-Aid Payments to a Thousand D.C. Graduates
The culmination of the federal budget crisis on Capitol Hill made District officials halt financial-aid payments for more than 1,300 D.C. high school graduates who are pursuing college. The D.C....more

The Social Enterprise Collaborative
The Social Enterprise Collaborative was launched by DePaul professor Patrick J. Murphy last fall of 2012. The collaborative is an assembly of students and Chicago social entrepreneurs that enables...more

New Breed of Social Enterprises Support Innovation in Education
A new breed of social enterprises is pushing efforts to relieve budgetary burdens and deliver inspirational education experiences. Innovation is key to most of these social enterprises: Excite-Ed,...more






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Childcare Charitable Group Named Top Social Enterprise


Childcare Charitable Group Named Top Social Enterprise

Employers For Childcare Charitable Group (EFCG), a Lisburn-based charity, has been crowned top Social Enterprise at the Ulster Final of 2014’s Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards. EFCG seeks to “make it easier for parents with dependent children to get into work and to stay in work.”




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