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How Social Actions Will Transform The Global Economy

Re-Give | Posted 06.07.2016 | Technology
Re-Give

UNDISCOVERED How Social Actions Will Transform The Global Economy Social Actions engender beneficial outcomes for society and the environment, from ...

What New Data Reveal About Gender and Race in a Creative Workforce

Lane Harwell | Posted 06.07.2016 | Arts
Lane Harwell

This entry was coauthored by Leah Krauss, Senior Program Officer for Dance and Special Projects, Mertz Gilmore Foundation If you have been following ...

Why Advancing a Culture of Health Is Bigger Than You Think

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore | Posted 06.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

A robust and relevant culture of health frame requires an understanding of how differently situated people experience the world and how their experiences impact their behaviors. It must begin and end with authentic resident engagement that builds upon the resiliency of disadvantaged communities.

Building a Culturally Conscious Future for the Arts

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 05.31.2016 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

It was my honor last week to attend the Turnaround Arts White House Talent Show which showcased the singing, dancing, playing of music, and performing...

Not Having Orgasms? You Might Not Get That Raise.

Whitney Smith | Posted 05.26.2016 | Women
Whitney Smith

I'm not psychic. I have no crystal ball. I don't even know these women very deeply. But I have this prophetic vision because of some truth I've acquired in my 40s. It's a truth that could have prevented many of my peers and myself from enduring similar trials in our own professional lives.

Dear Department of Justice: The Constitution Does Not End at the Schoolhouse Doors and Plessy v. Ferguson Was Overturned - Right?

Gwen E. Samuel | Posted 05.25.2016 | Black Voices
Gwen E. Samuel

Black, Brown and poor communities across the United States deserve your commitment to "ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans," this includes ensuring equity in education because the constitution does not end at the school house door and you do know Plessy v. Ferguson was overturned, right!

Change the Game for Girls in STEM: We Don't Need More, We Need Different

Techbridge Girls | Posted 05.22.2016 | Education
Techbridge Girls

Co-authored by Linda Kekelis with Kara Sammet, Manager of Research and Evaluation at Techbridge, and Jen Jayme, Director of Development and Marketing ...

The Tao of Universities & Fair Labor Standards Act

Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 05.18.2016 | College
Dr. Cindi Love

The Tao Te Ching suggests that it is sometimes necessary to learn to see the events in our world backwards, inside out and upside down.

Have Conservatives Given Up on Kindness, Welcome, and Fairness?

Susan M. Shaw | Posted 05.17.2016 | Politics
Susan M. Shaw

As early as I can remember, my Sunday school teachers taught me to be kind, to share, to welcome others, to take turns, to show respect, and to be fair because that's what the Bible says. These were our values as conservative Christians. Now I see the same values attacked as liberal brainwashing.

Courts Are Failing Children on the Promise of Brown v. Board of Education

Gwen E. Samuel | Posted 05.13.2016 | Black Voices
Gwen E. Samuel

When it comes to choosing between children who need schools that will prepare them for a successful future and help stabilize our country's economy or policies that benefit adults only and special interests, the choice is clear. We must choose Justice and Children every time!

Pedaling Toward Equity: The Bicycle As a Vehicle for Women's Empowerment

Emilie Bahr | Posted 05.06.2016 | Women
Emilie Bahr

Just as the bike stands in some places in the world today as an example of women's oppression, it is also being appropriated as an agent of insurrection among some working to advance women's rights.

Community Schools: Much More than Wrap Around Services

Martin J. Blank | Posted 04.29.2016 | Education
Martin J. Blank

Mary Kingston Roche, Reuben Jacobson and Martin Blank, of the Coalition for Community Schools, all contributed to this article. "Wraparound Services...

Chobani Could Make Some Of Its Workers Millionaires

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 04.27.2016 | Business

The Greek yogurt company Chobani is giving back to the people who helped make it what it is. Chobani announced Tuesday that its full-time employees wi...

Such a Thing as a Free Lunch--for all School Kids

David Sandman | Posted 04.23.2017 | New York
David Sandman

In the next few weeks, parents across New York City will receive notices about prekindergarten slots for children attending school this fall. Thanks t...

A Prescription for Gender Equity in Park Use

Kim Turner | Posted 04.23.2017 | Impact
Kim Turner

Sunday, April 24th is ParkRx Day encouraging regular "doses" of parks, trails, and open spaces to improve individual and community health. Strengtheni...

Parks for Healthy Cities -- Time to Fill Our Prescription

Jad Daley | Posted 04.21.2017 | Healthy Living
Jad Daley

Taking the extra step to actually prescribe park visits and recreation as a health solution helps make this link between parks and health even more direct.

Now is the Time for Disabled Artists to Flourish

Lane Harwell | Posted 04.12.2017 | Arts
Lane Harwell

Stevie Wonder, Marlee Matlin, Peter Dinklage, and Chuck Close are names many are familiar with. They are exceptional artists, and they are exceptions ...

Throwing Out the Degree: Part Two of the SHIFT

Jamai Blivin | Posted 04.05.2017 | Business
Jamai Blivin

It will take time for companies to lower the bar and shift to competencies, but to remain competitive they will have to do so.

A Vision for Smarter Public Spaces

Jared Green | Posted 03.31.2017 | Technology
Jared Green

Some designers and engineers want to bring high-speed Wi-Fi to as many public parks and plazas as possible. But instead of expanding the style of the unobtrusive yet freely-available Wi-Fi found in New York City's Bryant Park, they want to make a statement with advertisement-laden towers that appear to be about 15-feet tall

The U.S. Makes 4 Important Education Commitments to the World

Sean McComb | Posted 03.30.2017 | Education
Sean McComb

The US, rarely sheepish on international commitments, made four, shared by the American Federation of Teachers, the Council of Chief State School Offices, the National Education Association and the US Department of Education.

Maryland's Segregated School System Demands Innovation

Teach Plus | Posted 03.26.2017 | Education
Teach Plus

By Jessica Ellis For each of the 12 years I have been an elementary school teacher, I have read biographies of influential African Americans with my ...

Actors Equity and the Battle for LA Theater

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 03.28.2017 | Arts
Hoyt Hilsman

The battle between Actors Equity and its members in Los Angeles has dragged on for over a year, despite behind-the-scenes negotiations to avoid a thre...

Policy-Making as a Critical Tool to Support Inclusive Innovation

Forward Cities | Posted 03.25.2017 | Impact
Forward Cities

As cities develop their innovation ecosystems, there are many factors at play - ranging from fostering a robust talent pipeline, to building strong en...

The Stock Market Trick Energy Companies Are Using To Survive Plummeting Oil Prices

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 03.25.2016 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than a dozen companies in the hard-hit exploration and production energy industry have announced new share offerings this ye...

Political Violence: It's the Economy Stupid

Michael Farr | Posted 03.23.2017 | Business
Michael Farr

Getting away from D.C. every so often helps with perspective. Life inside the Beltway can cloud one's views and lead to an inflated sense of axis mun...