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National Park Foundation and National Park Service Announce $40 Million Gift to Meet ...

The first national park in the US will soon have more affordable housing thanks to a $40 million donation from anonymous donors. The National Park Foundation and the National Park Service...more

5% of U.S. Foundations Invest for Impact
Foundation: Skoll Foundation, Nathan Cummings Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Russell Family Foundation, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation

A study of 65 of the country's largest philanthropic foundations has found that just 5% invest their assets in something called impact investing, the Wall Street Journal reports. That's worth an...more

The Chalkboard: Talking Robots, Healthy Habits and More

A kindergartner in Petaluma, Calif., is being called an "inventor" after building a talking robot out of recycled materials and other simple craft supplies, the Press Democrat reports. Lori...more

New Cluster Boards Set to Help Drive Growth in Key Sectors in the Liverpool City Region

If you're in the UK and looking for a job, you're in luck: There's a new job available for you. The Guardian reports on three new "cluster boards" created by the City Region Combined Authority in...more

125 Students from 22 Area Schools to Compete in Power of the Pen
Foundation: Turner Foundation

It's not every day that a 9-year-old wins first place in his or her school's annual writing competition, but that's exactly what happened to a boy in Dayton, Ohio, this week. Logan Wilhelm won...more

Arts Commission Launches Summer Training for Educators

In July 2024, Indiana educators will get a three-day course on "how creative teaching can enhance curriculum" at the Herman B. Wells Community Center in Lebanon, the Indianapolis Star...more

Revolutionizing Education: Jacksonville State University Unveils Jax Mix

Students at Alabama's Jacksonville State University will soon be able to earn "microcredentials" in areas such as community engagement, environmental Stewardship, Ethical Leadership, Global...more

Letter: Response to School Absenteeism Guest Commentary

A recent op-ed in the Salt Lake Tribune advocating for "micro-schools" to combat chronic absenteeism is getting a lot of attention. Isaac Thomas writes that the idea is "misguided and overlooking...more

Young Women'S Career Conference Returns to Gala

"When our students can hear from accomplished women in leadership roles, particularly in fields where women, especially women of color, are often underrepresented, it instills the belief that they...more

In His Image: Creating As We Go

"When I started my educational journey in Lusaka, Zambia, I could never have imagined that eventually I would find myself more than 8,000 miles from home, still learning and helping others to...more

Recently, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has introduced the Global Learning Exchange on Social Impact Investing (GLE), along with the Impact Investing Policy Collaborative (IIPC) and the support of the UK Cabinet Office.

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