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White House Action on Climate Change  and Global Response

Washington, D.C.  Last November, President Obama stood in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing alongside Chinese President Xi Jinping — and made history. The leaders of the world’s two largest economies — and two biggest emitters of greenhouse gases — surprised the global community by jointly announcing their plans to combat one of the biggest threats facing the world […]

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2015 Global Luce Leader Receives Congressional Commendation

Greenwich, CT.  This was the announcement from NEWS 12 CT: Alana Galloway, a 17-year old, was honored in Bridgeport, CT today (March 1, 2015) for building awareness about human trafficking, bullying and teen suicide. U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, Alana Galloway, Sara Herbert-Galloway, Frank Recchia News 12 CT. Photo: Herbertcollection. U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal and Bridgeport, […]

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In Pictures: The First Lady’s Trip to Japan and Cambodia

Tokyo, Japan.  As part of the “Let Girls Learn” initiative to open the doors of education for girls around the world, First Lady Michelle Obama traveled to Tokyo, Japan; Kyoto, Japan; and Siem Reap, Cambodia from March 18 to March 22, 2015. Take a look at her trip in pictures: Educating girls is the best […]

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Celebrating Greek Independence Day, Catsimatidis Style

New York, N.Y.  John and Margo Catsimatidis, along with their children, Andrea, and John Jr. are a distinguished Greek family of New York City. John Catsimatidis speaks on air with Nicole Petallides and Ernie Anastos from Fox News. Photo: Jillian Nelson/Jillpics.com. Photo: Sara Herbert Galloway/Herbertcollection. When they invited me to attend the 77th Annual Greek American Day parade […]

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President Obama Helps Dedicate New Kennedy Institute

Boston, MA. President Obama, Vice President Biden, and the First Lady traveled to Boston today to celebrate the opening of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. The building — complete with a full-scale replica of the United States Senate chamber — honors the life and legacy of Edward “Ted” Kennedy, who served […]

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

New York, N.Y.  Violations of human rights “fuel and shape the conflict” in the occupied Palestinian territories, a senior United Nations official reported to the Human Rights Council today. Displaced Palestinians with their belongings, following Israeli authorities demolition of their structures in Ein al Hilwa (Tubas Governorate)  in the Jordan Valley on 30 January 2014. Photo: […]

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White House Action on Climate Change  and Global Response

2015 Global Luce Leader Receives Congressional Commendation

In Pictures: The First Lady’s Trip to Japan and Cambodia

Celebrating Greek Independence Day, Catsimatidis Style

President Obama Helps Dedicate New Kennedy Institute

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