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Classroom Dialog May Ignite Students\
In a study entitled, "The Dialogic Video Cycle as Teacher Professional Development Model to Foster Classroom Dialogue: Conceptualization and Implementation Findings," TUM School of Education...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

Federal Budget Dispute Halts Tuition Grants to D.C. College Students
D.C.'s college students are feeling the severe impact of the federal budget cut or sequestration. Most of the students rely on federal grant programs to cover student financial aid. A tuition...more

A Virtual Computer-based Platform May Be an Effective Learning Environment
A study that is currently published online in BMC Medical Education finds that a virtual computer environment is an effective learning environment. The project involved participants engaged in a...more

Childhood Lead Exposure Can Lead to Suspension from School
In a new study by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, children who are exposed to lead are almost three times more likely to experience school suspension by the 4th grade than kids who are not...more

The Role of Civil Society in Promoting Education
At an apex forum entitled "The Role of Civil Society in promoting Education", civil society leaders convene at All India Muslim Majlis-E-Mushawarat to speak about the educational conditions that...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

Sequestration Hits Head Start
The US Department of Health and Human Services estimated 57,265 children were cut from Head Start services due to sequestration. Head Start and Early Head Start programs provide preschool for...more

Teaching Kids about Homelessness in a Meaningful Way
Lisa Doyle, communications and donor relations manager for Bridge Communities, shares how Bridge saw the need to educate school-aged children about poverty and homelessness. At Bridge, kids get...more

Custer Economic Development Holds Education Collaborative Meeting
The Custer Economic Development Corporation has recently held an Education Collaborative Meeting on the 28th day of January, 2013. CEDC President Melissa Garcia explained how education ties in to...more






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Youths in the Middle East Address Unemployment By Creating New Businesses


Youths in the Middle East Address Unemployment By Creating New Businesses

Youths in the Middle East deal with the world’s social problems such as high youth unemployment rates. As a solution, some are creating new businesses with a social purpose, such as tackling environmental issues, illiteracy or health, while also spurring job creation.




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