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Close the Broadband Gap

Jim Steyer | Posted 11.19.2014 | Education
Jim Steyer

In the 21st century, it's hard to imagine a corporate world where only one-third of businesses could access high-speed Internet and the rest were relegated to dial-up speeds. Yet that's essentially the reality for our nation's schools.

Language Access Key to Keeping Health Care Doors Open to All

LeeAnn Hall | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics
LeeAnn Hall

For many, though, even that wasn't enough, and the federal exchange sent out notices requiring more documentation. However, the full notices were sent only in English and Spanish, without warnings in other languages indicating that recipients' health insurance was at stake.

Health Care Workers Struggle To Enroll People Who Have No 'Concept Of Insurance'

Kaiser Health News | Marissa Evans | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics

DEARBORN, Mich.--Signing people up for health insurance is the easy part of Rawha Abouarabi’s job ministering to immigrants and Arab Americans in th...

Denied: New Report Looks at Press Passes and Press Freedom Issues Across the United States

Josh Stearns | Posted 08.05.2014 | Media
Josh Stearns

The data also showed that reporters who identified as "activists" were more than twice as likely to be denied access. This bias against activist media may make sense to some, but the authors of the report point out the slippery slope this trend suggests.

Social Media in the Workplace is Going Backwards

Dan Pontefract | Posted 07.05.2014 | Business
Dan Pontefract

Shouldn't we be educating workers on the better social media behaviours as opposed to simply turning it off or blocking access to it?

The War Against Health Inequity

Jennifer Kamara | Posted 05.25.2014 | Impact
Jennifer Kamara

I have seen, first-hand the potential that is unleashed in an individual with a renewed sense of health and hope.

How The Best Fortune 500 Companies To Work For Drive Appreciation, Access, Rewards

George Bradt | Posted 05.12.2014 | Business
George Bradt

Looking across the 18 best companies to work for in the Fortune 500 indicates three broad themes: appreciation, access and rewards. Google, American E...

Access to Higher Education

Edward Summers | Posted 05.12.2014 | Education
Edward Summers

We can't just keep talking about the importance of access and affordability. We need to ensure it exists through public policies that support students no matter what type of institution they attend -- public colleges, community colleges or private institutions.

Making Inclusive Space: Bringing the 'Peoples' into the UN

Bonian Golmohammadi | Posted 03.26.2014 | World
Bonian Golmohammadi

Over the years, the relationship between the UN and "the people," or civil society, has eroded, and hasn't kept up with the changing dynamics of global governance.

All Health Care Is Local, Part 3: Tanzania

Eric Silfen, M.D. | Posted 02.15.2014 | Impact
Eric Silfen, M.D.

In the United States, obstetric fistula is virtually unknown. This isn't the case in in the developing world, where obstetric fistula affects more than two million poor women and girls, Some 50,000 to 100,000 new cases occur each year.

All Health Care Is Local, Part 2: Guatemala

Eric Silfen, M.D. | Posted 02.09.2014 | Impact
Eric Silfen, M.D.

The late Tip O'Neill, former speaker of the U.S. House, coined the phrase "all politics is local," by which he meant that politicians become successfu...

All Health Care Is Local, Part 1: Uganda

Eric Silfen, M.D. | Posted 02.08.2014 | Impact
Eric Silfen, M.D.

This groundbreaking technology is changing lives in Uganda. And it is affordable -- with a cost equivalent to about $1 per patient visit.

Internet.org: A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing? Not So Fast

Margaret Coady | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business
Margaret Coady

I advise Facebook and its partners to be transparent about the mix of motivations involved and the business gains they're hoping to achieve.

The Power of Words

Mark Baer | Posted 10.05.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Within the context of family law, the following terms have been found to negatively influence people's behavior: divorce, child custody, visitation, access, sole, and primary.

Smoky Skies, Rx Mozart & Our American Evolution

Camille Zamora | Posted 09.17.2013 | Arts
Camille Zamora

Prescription Mozart is my shorthand for the leveraging of art's transformative power in the service of healing. It is a vision in which artistic expression -- collaborative, open-sourced and radically welcoming -- is once again positioned as central to human wholeness and societal harmony.

New Economy Initiative Partners Doing Good in the Neighborhoods

David Egner | Posted 09.02.2013 | Detroit
David Egner

There's much more to be done of course, but we continue to commit ourselves to helping service organizations throughout the city provide access for as many Detroiters as possible and the growing entrepreneurial activity that is helping diversify our economy.

Nebulae & Camouflage: The Sing for Hope Piano Process

Camille Zamora | Posted 08.14.2013 | Arts
Camille Zamora

I hope that you've had a moment these last weeks to enjoy these piano artworks in their streetside spots across the five boroughs. Here are some video peeks at these artists' piano processes.

Camille Zamora: My Third Metric: Just Breathe

Camille Zamora | Posted 08.07.2013 | Women
Camille Zamora

You may feel right now that "success" is defined by how many accolades you receive. But I'm going to tell you that it's not about the accolades at all, but about authenticity

City Songs: A Brief History of the Street Piano

Camille Zamora | Posted 07.29.2013 | Arts
Camille Zamora

This summer, once again, New York City will play home to a truly Big-Apple-flavored Street Piano installation.

600,000 Fewer Students at California's Community Colleges

DeRionne P. Pollard, Ph.D. | Posted 07.08.2013 | College
DeRionne P. Pollard, Ph.D.

Enrollment is at a 20-year low due to massive budget cuts. These cuts mean hundreds of thousands of students are unable to access college, according to the non-partisan Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC).

88 Keys to Past and Future

Camille Zamora | Posted 07.02.2013 | Arts
Camille Zamora

Each year, Sing for Hope enlists the help of visual artists. Together they paint, sculpt, découpage and gesso a gift for our city: 88 unique piano artworks (representing the 88 keys on a keyboard) that are placed throughout the public spaces of the 5 boroughs, for anyone and everyone to play.

Accessibility to Medical Professionals

Lia Seth | Posted 07.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Lia Seth

This is an important kind of accessibility that is severely lacking in the medical world. My doctor should be as accessible to me as her front office is. She should be as accessible as a designer is to his clients, as owners are to their dogs, as a manager is to her employees.

Improving Accessibility for Tomorrow's Students Today

Debra Townsley | Posted 12.22.2012 | Education
Debra Townsley

As educators, it should be our main focus to make every effort to assist people who want to earn such degrees for their benefit and the long-term success and effectiveness of our schools and our economy.

Feds: Poverty 'Poses A Serious Challenge' To American Education

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 08.28.2012 | Education

New information from the federal government is the latest to show tremendous gaps in college attainment between socioeconomic and ethnic groups. A ...

Admissions Policies That Embrace All Children

Donna Nevel | Posted 05.27.2012 | Education
Donna Nevel

Dismantling what is, in effect, a two-tiered, inequitable education system requires (among other things) opening up access to our public schools so that they truly serve all children.