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Volunteers Provide Leigh Library Assistance to Keep it Open
Leigh Library earned a helping hand from nearly 30 volunteers to keep one paid librarian at any one time in the Grade II listed building. The Southend Council hopes to begin training volunteers by...more



Budget Cuts Affect the Most Destitute of Families
Head Start is perhaps the most high-profile casualty among the anti-poverty programs and one where the lasting harm might be most severe, particularly hitting the neediest of families. In a video,...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

Education, Not Fertility, Drives Economic Development
A new study by IIASA researchers and colleagues at the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital finds that improvements in education levels worldwide have been key drivers of...more

3 Technologies that Foster Learning in STEM
Professor and editor of The Edvocate, Matthew Lynch, Ed.D., writes about the main resources that incorporate STEM learning. In his Huffington Post article, he cites three technologies that...more

Michelle Obama Leads ReachHigher Initiative
First Lady Michelle Obama speaks to students at the University of Texas at San Antonio during the city's fourth-annual College Signing Day. During her stay in Texas, the First Lady will...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

Commit! Findings on Philanthropic Dollars for Dallas County’s Education Programs
Bill McKenzie, an editorial columnist for Dallas News, looks at the reports released by Commit!, a research community serving as the backbone for Dallas County education. Among the findings,...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

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






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The Social Investment Tax Relief


The Social Investment Tax Relief

The proposed Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) has UK civil society and social organizations stirred up this season. The supposed tax relief on investment in social impact bonds will support the UK social economy.




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