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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



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

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

Kids with Poor Motor Performance Leads to Poor Academic Skills in First Three Years
According to a new study published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, children with poor motor performance were found to have poorer reading and arithmetic skills than their better...more

Ramsey County Commissioner Joins NACo on Human Services and Education
At the 2013 National Association of Counties (NACo) Annual Conference held in Fort Worth, Texas, Ramsey County Commissioner Toni Carter served as chair of the NACo Steering Committee on Human...more

Looking at the Budget for Educating Kids with Special Needs
Local legislators from the Southwestern Vermont Supervisory Union and Bennington Economic Development Partners met with economic development and school officials at a legislative breakfast to discuss...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

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

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






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India’s Rural Folk Saves Walking Miles with a Rural Utility Vehicle

India’s Rural Folk Saves Walking Miles with a Rural Utility Vehicle
In rural India, men, women and children are still trekking on foot for miles to retrieve...



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