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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



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

Starbucks Pays its Employees\
Starbucks, with its new "College Achievement Plan", is paying for its employee' college educations for their junior and senior year tuition for a degree from Arizona State University. Employees...more

Lake Zurich Volunteer Commits to Isaac Fox Elementary School
Mary Santi, a volunteer at Isaac Fox Elementary School, was recently named parent volunteer of the month by the District 95 School Board, which recognized her ongoing commitment to Isaac Fox...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

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

CLASP: Students with Least Amount of Need Get the Most Tax-Based Student Aid
In an article that features charts from the recent publication, Higher Education Tax Reform: A Shared Agenda for Increasing College Affordability, Access, and Success, data reveals that students with...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

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

Grants To Help Homeless and Promote Higher Education
The South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF) and the Bush Foundation have partnered to award a series of grants aimed at helping with reducing homelessness, fostering higher education and developing...more






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A Taster Session For Upcoming Social Entrepreneurs

A Taster Session For Upcoming Social Entrepreneurs
The Lloyds Bank and the School for Social Entrepreneurs will be offering opportunities for up...



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