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What A Night It Was: Evening With Peter Yarrow In Texas

Houston, Texas. Recently Peter Yarrow delivered a concert to approximately 2,500 ASCD members in which, in word and song, he honored and reinforced the importance of ASCD’s commitment to Whole Child Education via Social and Emotional Learning and other educational strategies.  Peter referred to the “black hole of empathy” that he feels is perhaps the […]

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Options for High School Students with Intellectual Disabilities

Marietta, Ohio.  Nestled in the rolling hills of southern Appalachia lies a spectacular program implemented by Drs. Bill Bauer (member of the J. Luce Foundation Board of Directors) and Chris Klein that gives high school students with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to participate in a college campus that offers academic, social recreation and employment opportunities. Making […]

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World Water Day 2015: Pursuit of Better Water Access for All

New York, N.Y.  As the perils of climate change increasingly threaten the planet, the international community must unite in “a spirit of urgent cooperation” to address the many water-related challenges facing humanity, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared today. Photo: UNICEF/Wathiq Khuzaie. In his message marking the 2015 edition of World Water Day, observed annually […]

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Sen. Blumenthal Addresses Human Trafficking on Senate Floor

Washington, D.C.  Senior United States Senator Richard Blumenthal urged the Senate floor this week to elect Loretta Elizabeth Lynch, current United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, as the next U.S. Attorney General. As the Co-Chair of the Senate Caucus to End Human Trafficking, Senator Blumenthal strongly believes that Mrs. Lynch is […]

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To Fight Islamic Fundamentalism, West Needs to Better Understand Foe

Washington, D.C.  As the United States and its allies continue to battle Islamic State militants, analysts say Westerners are struggling to understand IS ideology and motivations. That understanding is key, they say, to winning the hearts and minds of potential IS recruits in the West and figuring out how to best fight IS on the ground. […]

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Real Breakthrough Needed to Protect Children from Abuse, U.N. Told

New York, N.Y.  Millions of children are subjected to sexual abuse and exploitation, being sold and trafficked for prostitution, forced labour, illegal adoption or the transfer of organs, an independent United Nations expert told the Human Rights Council today, calling for a real breakthrough to end such crimes. “Persisting and new forms of sale and […]

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Peter Yarrow in Selma, Celebrating Jewish Civil Rights Contribution

Selma, AL.  Jews were a central part of the Civil Rights Movement, with leaders such as Rabbi Joachim Prinz, who spoke prior to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the March on Washington in 1963, working side-by-side with the African-American leadership. Peter sings at Temple Mishkan in Selma, Alabama, to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of […]

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U.N.: ‘Stunningly Vicious Attacks’ on Albino Children in East Africa

New York, N.Y.  The United Nations human rights chief expressed revulsion at a recent spike in gruesome attacks against people with albinism in several East African countries where in the past six months, at least 15 albinos were abducted, wounded, or killed, including three such incidents last week. An albino woman in Tanzania who was […]

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President Obama Helps Dedicate New Kennedy Institute

What A Night It Was: Evening With Peter Yarrow In Texas

Options for High School Students with Intellectual Disabilities

U.N. to Unveil Memorial to Victims of Transatlantic Slave Trade

U.N.: Palestinian Conflict Continues to Destroy Human Life, Dignity

World Water Day 2015: Pursuit of Better Water Access for All