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Half a Million Palestinian Youth Set to Return to U.N.-Run Schools

New York, N.Y.  The United Nations relief agency dealing with Palestinian refugees has declared the school year open will on time today for the 500,000 boys and girls in the increasingly unstable Middle East, where multiple crises and a major funding shortage nearly forced the delayed of the opening of 685 schools in the region. […]

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RUSH: Russell Simmons Family Supporting the Arts in New York

With Alana Galloway. New York, N.Y.  I first met Russell Simmons several years ago at the United Nations. We chatted about meditation and the earthquake in Haiti. I was inspired by his work and honored to be invited to his Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon last spring at the Plaza on Fifth Avenue with one of […]

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Rice University Study: Smartphones May be Detrimental to Learning

Houston, TX.  A yearlong study of first-time smartphone users by researchers at Rice University and the U.S. Air Force found that users felt smartphones were actually detrimental to their ability to learn. The research paper “You Can Lead a Horse to Water But You Cannot Make Him Learn: Smartphone Use in Higher Education” appeared in […]

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Ban: Education ‘Essential to Vision of a Life of Dignity for All’

Oslo, Norway. The Oslo Summit on Education for Development is a chance to reaffirm the human right to education, an opportunity to mobilize political commitment, and “our moment” to galvanize international support for education, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared today in Norway, where he has been attending a number of high-level events over the […]

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Legacy of Slavery Still Impacts Education in America’s South

Houston, Texas. Slavery was abolished more than 150 years ago, but its effects are still felt today in K-12 education in the South, according to a new Rice University study, “How the Legacy of Slavery and Racial Composition Shape Public School Enrollment in the American South.” Photo courtesy Rice University/ThinkStockPhotos.com. “Our results suggest that the […]

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“We Are HeForShe:” Stony Brook Commits to Gender Equality

Stony Brook, N.Y.  Following IMPACT 10x10x10’s launch earlier this year, Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley, Jr., MD today announced that he has joined UN Women’s HeForShe solidarity movement as an IMPACT 10x10x10 champion, making Stony Brook University one of 10 universities around the world committing to take bold game-changing action to achieve gender […]

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Marietta College Central America Trip: Leadership & Conservation

Marietta, Ohio.  In May 2015, we took a group of leadership students to Costa Rica and Belize to study Conservation within the context of leadership. Through this trip, we studied the ways leaders work with followers within their culture to achieve the goal of ecological conservation and sustainability. Dr. Robert McManus, McCoy Associate Professor of […]

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First Lady Celebrates 2015 Oberlin College Graduates

Oberlin, Ohio.  This afternoon, First Lady Michelle Obama addressed the Class of 2015 at Oberlin College in Ohio. First Lady Michelle Obama is presented an honor sash during Oberlin College commencement ceremony in Oberlin, Ohio May 25, 2015. Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon. The First Lady addressed the graduating Oberlin College class because […]

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