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Social Entrepreneur Addresses Schools\
Karim Abouelnaga, who grew up in a tough New York City neighborhood, co-founded Practice Makes Perfect, which acts as a nonprofit to address public school's 'summer slide'. To date, Abouelnaga,...more



nFocus Teams Up with CIS President Dan Cardinali to Fight Rising School Dropout Problems
nFocus Solutions has recently joined forces with Communities In Schools (CIS) President Dan Cardinali to discuss ways how to prevent school dropouts and further academic success among...more

Head Start Program to Include Toledo
The Head Start program will include the city of Toledo as part of a national pilot project announced by the US Department of Health and Human Services. The pilot project urges applicants to be...more

Citadel Bags Higher Education Civic Engagement Award
Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, is one of chosen five higher education institutions throughout the nation to win the Washington Center 2013 Higher Education Civic Engagement...more

Early Learning Is Important, According to New Studies
According to researchers, early mental and intellectual stimulation is crucial for ensuing learning later in life. The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) will host a symposium that...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

NURSE Corps Scholarship Program Deadline Extended
The NURSE Corps Scholarship Program (formerly Nursing Scholarship Program) will offer scholarships to nursing students in exchange for a minimum 2-year full-time service commitment (or part-time), at...more

Senate Appropriations Bill to Provide Funds to Low-Income and Disadvantaged Students
The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS) recently passed an appropriations bill. The bill will provide continued funds to...more

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

Creating Programs That Mentor and Move Minorities to Majorities in STEM
Mathematician Carlos Castillo-Chavez leads a program that influences and engages diverse groups of students to STEM at the high school level. This program is modeled to accelerate minorities to...more







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