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Here’s How Ikea’s Helping Make Greek Kindergartens More Joyful

Swedish furniture giant Ikea has partnered with Greek municipalities to give color and care to kindergartens across the country.

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More Americans Study in Germany to Avoid College Debt

Washington, D.C. More young Americans are taking a novel approach to getting a higher education without paying the rising costs of U.S. college tuition: enrolling in German universities where tuition is free. Heidelberg University. Photo: Wikipedia. Germany offers free university tuition to foreign as well as domestic students who meet certain academic qualifications.     By […]

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Impact of Leadership Training on H.S. Students with Disabilities

Columbus, OH. Leadership development programs for high school students with disabilities are few and far between. This mixed-method, qualitative-quantitative study was to determine the impact of a leadership development program in Ohio called the Youth Leadership Forum (YLF). . . Modeled after a similar program in California, this program brings approximately 35-40 high school students […]

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Marietta Receives Grant for Students with Intellectual Disabilities

Marietta, OH.  Marietta College will receive $140,000 over five years as part of a federal grant that was awarded to Ohio State University to expand the transition to postsecondary education for students with intellectual disabilities. Marietta College is a private, liberal arts college located in southeastern Ohio. Photo: Marietta College. “We are excited to join […]

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J. Luce Foundation Announces New Fellows from Marietta College

New York, N.Y. The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation has announced this week that six Marietta College students have been chosen as 2015-16 J. Luce Fellows. These are: Mandee Young (Soph., Advertising & Public Relations), Amanda Davis (Soph., International Business, Economics), Matthew Johnson (Fresh., International Leadership Studies, Spanish), Rylie Wahl (Fresh., Undecided), McKenzie Fleeman (Fresh., […]

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Big Ambitions for Model School Program in Cambodia

Phenom Penh, Cambodia. On a leafy campus near Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh, a group of fifty schoolchildren are benefiting from a bold educational experiment with a dual aim: to turn out youngsters who can improve the country, and to develop a model program that can be replicated internationally. Students work on creating a website during […]

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Harlem School of the Arts Raises Over $1M at Gala

New York, N.Y. This week, the Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) hosted its 50th Year Anniversary Gala Kickoff in the Grand Ballroom at The Plaza.  The star-studded evening recognized artists, community leaders and activists that represent outstanding achievement in arts advocacy, philanthropy and community leadership while raising funds essential to helping HSA in its […]

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World Day: U.N. Urges Investment in Recruiting, Empowering Teachers

New York, N.Y. Marking the first World Teacher’s Day after the adoption of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, senior United Nations officials appealed to the international community to value, support, and empower teachers, “for it is they who will educate a new generation of children who, in turn, will carry forward all our goals to […]

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Mayflower Roots – and a Metrocard – Get One on the Subway

From 2012: Charlie Sheen Gives USO $1 Million – Biggest in its History

China Plans for Mainland Police in H.K. Rail Station Spark Controversy

European Border Restrictions on Refugees Violate Human Rights

‘Orange the World’ Campaign Effort to End Violence Against Girls, Women

In Sri Lanka: The Basics for Americans