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Tokunboh Durosaro

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Beyond Enrollment: Keeping Our Children in School -- A Perspective From Nigeria

Tokunboh Durosaro | Posted December 5, 2012

In Nigeria, where we work, we are squarely focused on getting African children into primary school and making sure that what awaits them is rewarding, competitive, and productive. Above all, we need to ensure that they stay.
Daniela Papi

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5 Tips for How to Solve the World's Biggest Problems (and Maybe Make a Billion Dollars Along the Way!)

Daniela Papi | Posted December 5, 2012

It turns out, my time with Off.Grid:Electric was a final course in user-centered-design, and the lessons I learned can be applied far beyond MBA studies.
Simon Watt

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The Panda: Is This Goodbye?

Simon Watt | Posted December 5, 2012

Giant pandas are charismatic, fascinating creatures. From a biological perspective, I find them so very interesting. I really like them. And yet, I think it may be the time to let them drift off into extinction or, at the very least, reconsider our approach to their conservation. I do not say this lightly.
Majora Carter

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Vote for Obama -- Because the Republicans Don't Even Want You to Vote

Majora Carter | Posted December 5, 2012

If you live in or near a battleground county, and you care about protecting equality -- regardless of your party preference -- I urge you to help reduce the number of potential voter-suppression victims.
Marian Wright Edelman

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Power Is in Your Person

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted December 5, 2012

Dolores Huerta's many successes over the years have proven her right about the power every person can have once they are ready to claim it and work together with others for change.
Kathleen Rogers

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Entrepreneurs, Pissed-Off Parents and the New Standards: An Opportunity for a School Food Revolution

Kathleen Rogers | Posted December 5, 2012

Over 50 million kids headed back to school in the United States this year with the promise of a healthier lunch menu, thanks to the "Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act."
Erin Levin

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How Country Music Is Empowering Education

Erin Levin | Posted December 5, 2012

The presidential debate this week said it all. Our educational resources are a mess. Can either candidate fix all the problems? Probably not. That's why it is so exciting to see businesses step up to help be the change we need in America.
Kelly Cassidy

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Protecting Our Kids... All Our Kids

Kelly Cassidy | Posted December 5, 2012

We are failing to protect our kids. We are failing to provide safe environments conducive to learning -- not just academic lessons, but also life lessons about being part of a community and finding workable solutions to seemingly intractable problems.
Balpreet Kaur

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Turning Ugliness Into Beauty Through Interfaith Leadership

Balpreet Kaur | Posted December 5, 2012

I started wearing my heart on my sleeve and seeing every stare as a chance for dialogue and friendship. I began to firmly believe in the power of the spoken and written word. I finally began to realize that I had to take charge of my own narrative.
Tamar Chansky

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Better Living Through Empathy: A National Day Without Stigma

Tamar Chansky | Posted December 5, 2012

Changing the conversation about mental health means making care for mental health as matter of fact as going to get treatment for asthma or a broken leg. What good sense that makes. But even those of us who aren't currently suffering from mental health problems stand to gain.
Nicki Richesin

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Interview With Mira Sorvino About Trade of Innocents

Nicki Richesin | Posted December 5, 2012

Although her performances have been greatly praised, it's perhaps her humanitarian work where her heart truly lies. In Trade of Innocents, Sorvino once again marries her acting prowess with her passion for helping exploited children.
V-Day

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Nepal: Rising In The Himalayas

V-Day | Posted December 5, 2012

Nepal is a country in transition. Whether it is the four lane highway that links Tribhuvan International Airport to the capital city of Kathmandu, or the innumerable new concrete constructions that intrude into the jade green rice fields of the country's rural hinterland, there are signs of change everywhere.
Bill Marriott

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From Babe Ruth to the Washington Nationals

Bill Marriott | Posted December 5, 2012

As National's playoffs get underway, it's fun to look back on some of the greatest players and look forward to the role baseball can play in shaping the lives of our inner city youth.
Nina Montée Karp

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A Lifesaving Tip: What to Demand at Your Next Mammogram

Nina Montée Karp | Posted December 5, 2012

You'd never drive a car without a seatbelt or bolt across a street without looking both ways, right? These steps help you avoid potentially devastating risks. But did you know that when getting a mammogram, you can do one simple thing that may sidestep a potential side effect?
Cary Mele

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One Very Special Student

Cary Mele | Posted December 5, 2012

Every fall, as back-to-school time approaches, I can't help but get a bit nostalgic. This time the excitement is not for me, but for one very special student heading off to her first year of college.
Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq.

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My Week In Delhi

Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq. | Posted December 5, 2012

I spent seven days in Delhi and what a wonderful introduction to India it was. As I start the next part of my journey in Mumbai, I wanted to reflect on the first week of my Eisenhower Fellowship.
Zain Memon

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NYU Fast-a-Thon: Bringing Relief to Drought-Stricken Africa

Zain Memon | Posted December 4, 2012

I've gained a strengthened sense of personal achievement, value and increased confidence because I succeeded in bringing a positive impact on communities in East Africa.