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Set Up to Fail: High Stakes Testing in Public Schools

Stacey Steinberg | Posted 04.29.2015 | Education
Stacey Steinberg

Imagine being a nine-year-old child. Picture yourself studying for a test, walking into class, feeling confident you prepared the best you could. How would you feel if after finishing the test you only understood half the questions? Would your confidence be shaken?

Courage in the Face of Fear: Remembering Sabeen Mahmud

Jacqueline Novogratz | Posted 04.28.2015 | Impact
Jacqueline Novogratz

Pakistan lost a beloved, courageous leader last Friday night. If there is one thing that everyone who had the privilege of knowing Sabeen Mahmud understood, it is that above all else, she loved Pakistan and believed it was a country worth fighting for -- and, in her case, tragically, worth dying for.

Michael Eric Dyson-Cornel West Squabble: Nothing New to See Here

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics
Elwood D. Watson

As a historian, I can attest to the fact that dissent among the black intellectual elite is nothing new. Indeed, writers, politicians, community activists, entertainers, professors, ministers and others have publicly sparred with one another for centuries.

Young and Entrepreneurial: EO Global Student Entrepreneur Awards Finals - 'Entrepreneurship is an Adventure'

David Ongchoco | Posted 04.28.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Young and Entrepreneurial is a series of articles where I've decided to interview and write about young individuals disrupting the world, whether it's through entrepreneurship, research, non-profit work, intrapreneurship or singing, dancing, writing or by just doing something innovative that impacts the lives of many people.

What if the Key to Job Creation is Baseball?

Mark Newberg | Posted 04.27.2015 | Business
Mark Newberg

With another baseball season underway, I've been reflecting on the revolution within the game. Since Michael Lewis' Moneyball hit the shelves, baseball analytics departments have become the "thing" in front offices all around the game.

Does God Make House Calls?

Don McNay | Posted 04.28.2015 | Books
Don McNay

The whole concept of miracles is something that I am still getting my arms around. I had major ones happen in my lifetime, but the first time I ever shared them in public was when I wrote the forward to Jim's book.

It's a Small World After All

Danielle Posa | Posted 04.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Danielle Posa

We never know exactly how many people are listening to what we say, watching what we do, or reading what we post... but we'd be crazy to think that it's anything less than a whole lot.

Meet The Man Who Is Campaigning For A Solution To The Migrant Crisis In The Mediterranean

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 04.23.2015 | World

Ten years ago, Tareke Brhane arrived on the shores of Italy after a perilous journey from his homeland across the Mediterranean. Now, he's on a missio...

5 Creative Ways for Businesses to Give Back

Molly Reynolds | Posted 04.22.2015 | Impact
Molly Reynolds

Volunteering or giving money to a worthy cause is awesome on its own. But why not make it interesting?

The Secret to a Joyful Life

Frank Niles, Ph.D. | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Frank Niles, Ph.D.

My daughter just turned 7. She loves life. Whether it's splashing in a fountain, painting her latest masterpiece, or reading for hours alone in her r...

The Key To Making Philanthropy Really Work

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.19.2015 | Impact

Philanthropic investment firms succeed by empowering organizations that will really make a positive difference in the lives of others. Selecting the o...

Why I Became An Activist In The Movement Against Sexual Assault

Bendjhi Villiers | Posted 04.21.2015 | Women
Bendjhi Villiers

As a member of I.M.P.A.C.T (Intelligent Men Purposefully Accomplishing College Together), I take part in frequent discussions about violence against women and the role we play in the overall equation. I've readied myself to be able to step in and prevent assault from happening if the situation presents itself.

All's Well That Ends Well

Frank A. Weil | Posted 04.20.2015 | Impact
Frank A. Weil

I think that we are less likely to hold a grudge than most people, as this story might suggest. I can't think of many places in the world where the actors in such a dispute could end it so quickly, with a resolution that included a gesture of friendship and an apology.

One-Click Care

Hilary M. Cain | Posted 04.20.2015 | Impact
Hilary M. Cain

As a person who works in the technology field, I believe wholeheartedly in the potential of technology to solve some of society's greatest challenges.

Life Will Still Go On: Keep Moving Forward

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 04.16.2015 | College
Elwood D. Watson

Over the past few weeks, millions of anxiety ridden, adrenaline-filled high school seniors have been receiving those "my life hangs in the balance" envelopes from various colleges and universities they have applied to.

Building Hope for Indonesian Children

Muhammad Yusuf Mulyana | Posted 04.13.2015 | Impact
Muhammad Yusuf Mulyana

In Indonesia, there are big questions to be resolved surrounding early childhood education. Projects like Sanggarai are a great start, but only have momentary impact.

Generation X -- Talented, Adventurous, Innovative and Resilient

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 04.10.2015 | Impact
Elwood D. Watson

Recently, I led a roundtable panel with several fellow Gen X scholars/professors at an academic conference entitled "Generation X Turns 50." The discussions were funny, lively, engaging, candid, inspirational and very informative. In short, we kept it real! It was a pleasure to be part of such a vibrant discussion.

Addressing Violence at its Roots: A Quest for Philanthropy

Maya Ziswiler | Posted 04.08.2015 | Impact
Maya Ziswiler

We believe that philanthropy -- with its appetite for risk and flexible capital -- has a great opportunity to make significant headway towards breaking the intergenerational cycle of violence and reducing violence against children over the next couple of decades.

A Call to Leadership

Jamelle Sanders | Posted 04.08.2015 | Business
Jamelle Sanders

Leadership has hit a tipping point globally and how we respond will determine the future of leadership.A call has been issued to twenty-first century leadership; however, the call must be coupled with commitment if we want to see change.

Mass Art: How Sparc! Is Driving Creativity To The Masses

Zoey Gulmi | Posted 04.07.2015 | Impact
Zoey Gulmi

What struck me the most during my visit about the staff at MassArt, and Dorchester Academy, was their sheer will to go above and beyond their job description in order to give their students the best possible chance at a successful future.

No Child Left Behind: How Sparc! Is Driving Creativity to the Masses

Zoey Gulmi | Posted 04.07.2015 | Education
Zoey Gulmi

Five years ago Kwesi Moody, the headmaster at Dorchester academy, realized the power that art can have on a child.

Green Wall Street Gets Down and Dirty

G. Benjamin Bingham | Posted 04.06.2015 | Impact
G. Benjamin Bingham

The Green Wall Street Summit happened this past week as it has every year since 2002. It was an amazing gathering of thinkers, entrepreneurs, innovators, and general investors who want to see Wall Street become a source of restoration for the whole planet and not just wealth for the few.

What Nudity Means to Me As a Person With a Disability

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 04.03.2015 | Gay Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

For the deliciously disabled, getting naked holds with it a few connotations, challenges and a level of connectedness that I want to expose for you all.

The Power of Self-Inquiry: Find Balance, Save Your Life

Lisa Arie | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Arie

It's the same for us as people and leaders. We often use ourselves up until we run dry. Like the flow in the well we can begin self-regulating by asking ourselves: Is there as much coming in as there is going out?

Redefining Success: Why Malala is a Billionaire (and Donald Trump Isn't)

Jack Sim | Posted 04.01.2015 | Impact
Jack Sim

I propose that we redefine the meaning of success based on relevance rather than the amassing of money. A billionaire would then be someone that is relevant to the lives of a billion people, or whose actions positively impact on the lives of many.