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Young Social Entrepreneur Works to Improve Education in U.S.
Chase Winder, a young social entrepreneur who founded nonprofit Digital Learning Alliance (DLA), works to rebuild the educational system in the United States through the use of technology that...more



Souther Bancorp Community Hires New Development Officer
Kimberly Hall Clement, a Marvel native, has recently been named as the new community development officer of Southern Bancorp Community partners in Helena. Clement will be responsible for...more

Education, Not Fertility, Drives Economic Development
A new study by IIASA researchers and colleagues at the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital finds that improvements in education levels worldwide have been key drivers of...more

NYU-Poly Teams Up With HEAF to Provide STEM for Middle-School Students
NYU Poly's Center for K12 STEM Education hooks up with leading NYC education nonprofit HEAF to offer STEM education to underserved middle and high school students in the city. As the demand for...more

The Repurpose Schoolbag: A Powerful Innovation Project
A South African innovation project uses the power of re-purposing to help more children in rural areas get access to the education they need and deserve. The Repurpose schoolbag is a recycled...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

New Study Shows Bilingual Kids Prefer Interaction with Accent-free Speakers
According to a study published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, researchers from Concordia University found that, like monolingual children, bilingual children prefer speaking exchanges with...more

Head Start Classes to Have Fewer Children Due to Sequestration
Local Head Start programs across the country will seem to have fewer students due to the federal budget cuts. Some Head Start programs, due to sequestration cuts that took effect earlier this...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






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The Social Investment Tax Relief


The proposed Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) has UK civil society and social organizations stirred up this season. The supposed tax relief on investment in social impact bonds will support the UK social economy.




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