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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



Childhood Lead Exposure Can Lead to Suspension from School
In a new study by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, children who are exposed to lead are almost three times more likely to experience school suspension by the 4th grade than kids who are not...more

What Helps Lead to Associations of Civil Society?
The importance of considering the right balance of the relations between church and state has often been ignored by politicians. Matthew Kaemingk, a doctoral student at Fuller Theological...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

Loras College to Host Civic Engagement Summit
Loras College, a Catholic college in Dubuque, will host the Campus Compact Upper Midwest Civic Engagement Summit. The summit will engage various college and university students in Iowa, Minnesota...more

Literature Class Transforms Into A Civics Experiment
Following a recent "Skype in the classroom" session with TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie about the power of social entrepreneurship and philanthropy, Kelly Guilfoil's Literature class at Lake Stevens...more

A Virtual Computer-based Platform May Be an Effective Learning Environment
A study that is currently published online in BMC Medical Education finds that a virtual computer environment is an effective learning environment. The project involved participants engaged in a...more

A Grant for Education with Strings Attached
The samefacts.com blog, hosted by Robert H. Frank a management professor at Cornell's Business School, has an interesting discussion of a grant from the Broad Foundation to support schools in New...more






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Electric Car Startup is Revolutionizing Mobility for Wheelchair Users


Electric Car Startup is Revolutionizing Mobility for Wheelchair Users

Stacy Zoern’s electric-car startup Kenguru is starting to revolutionize mobility for millions of wheelchair users. Her Kenguru hatchback enables users access the vehicle using its rear-opening tailgate and automatic ramp, securing their wheelchairs via interlocking device. It has no seats.


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