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Afterschool Programs Most Beneficial When Supported By Organizations and Communities
An afterschool program dubbed as the "Good Behavior Game" (GBG) is being evaluated to see whether organizational and community resources contribute to the program's overall effectivity. During...more



Ernst & Young LLP and Big Shoulders Fund Join Forces to Enhance Math Education through Technology
Chicago-based nonprofit Big Shoulders Fund and the Chicago office of Ernst & Young LLP has partnered to boost math education through technology. Ernst & Young LLP has announced $75,000 over the...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

Centre For Civil Society to Form Series of Talks to Supplement iPolicy Programs
India's leading think tank, the Centre for Civil Society forms a series of talks and forums in various colleges of Delhi University this March. The series of talks pursues to supplement the...more

Hartford Schools Get Boost From Corporate & Philanthropic Gifts
A recent report has stated that corporations, community groups and local agencies have contributed nearly $15 million to support the school system's reform efforts during the 2011-12 school...more

Playing Online Video Games May Help Students Learn Civic Education
In a study published in The Journal of Social Studies Research, researchers have found out that playing online video games is effective in teaching civics education among students. The study shows...more

Children in Afterschool Programs Less Likely to Have Emotional Problems
According to Penn State researchers, children participating in after school programs benefit from positive peer influence and are less likely to bear emotional problems. The researchers also...more

Former Consultant Wishes To Give Back To Society In A Significant Way
Parikshit Jain, who quit his job at McKinsey in 2006 to start Vienova Technology, is now bringing world-class education services to students. The interactive technology benefits the students...more

Tax Reform Coalition Urges Refocus of Tuition Tax Breaks on Vulnerable Families
A coalition of groups called Consortium for Higher Education Tax Reform sent in a report and letter to Congress that calls for eliminating three of the federal tax benefits for education while...more

Using Creativity for Civic Engagement
Students and classes they participate in are getting creative for their civic engagement requirements. A myriad of creative ideas are pouring in to address social issues like empowering youth,...more





Cause Artist lists down the five health startups that are changing people’s views about health and wellness. These startups made use of their creative juices, and with tech know-how, have developed solutions to solve some of the world’s most complex health issues.




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