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Take 5: "Profits Meets Philanthropy in ‘Pay-For-Success’ Investments — Horizons" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jun 30, 2015 11:16:23 AM


Here are five social innovation links we are clicking on today:

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Tags: Architecture, Black Health Matters, Blended Learning, Heather Staker, hiker, Homeless People, homelessness, Inequalities, Jasmine Mans, Pay For Success, philanthropy, Poet, Poetry, Prison Population, Scholarmatch, social impact, social innovation, the wall street journal, African-Americans, Amplify Blog, Dave Eggers, EdSurge, Fast Company, Prison, The Huffington Post, venture philanthropy, Veterans, WSJ

Getting to Know the Person Behind the Voice: Interview With Poet Jasmine Mans

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jun 30, 2015 9:32:40 AM


As part of our re-branding process, we created a video (below) about our work, featuring a poem created and performed by Jasmine Mans. The video was produced by our agency partner Hiker. You can see more of our video work with Hiker here.

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Tags: Art, Artistic Inspiration, Hebru Brantley, Inspiration, Jasmine Mans, Kara Walker, Poetry, social impact, social innovation, Amplify Blog, Marvin Gaye, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "7 Solutions That Would Improve Graduation Rates" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jun 29, 2015 1:36:10 PM


Here are five social innovation links we are clicking on today:

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Tags: 2015, Becky Vevea, Black Women, Blended Learning, CA, California, Chicago, City of Chicago, education, Graduation Rates, Health, Healthier, K-12, Kaela Quinto, Kevin McCorry, Keystone Exams, Math, MindShift, NMC Horizon, NPR, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The NMC Horizon 2015 K-12, Amplify Blog, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, EdSurge, Entrepreneurs, FORTUNE, San Jose, Technology, venture philanthropy, WHYY, Women

Take 5: "Thriving on Failure" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jun 26, 2015 11:16:26 AM


Here are five social innovation links we are clicking on today:

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Tags: Bill de Blasio, Breakfast Program, City Council, City Council Speaker, Inmates, Latinos, Liberals, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Mayor de Blasio, Mayor Muriel E. Bowser, Patrick Nolan, Public Elementary Schools, social emotional learning, social entrepreneurship, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The New Yorker, Administrators, African-Americans, Amplify Blog, CJS, Conservatives, Criminal Justice Reform, DC, DC Jail, de Blasio, Education Week, EdWeek, elementary school, Entrepreneurs, Face-to-Face Visits, Failure, Melissa Mark-Viverito, New York City Public Schools, Prision, Student Achievement, students, teaching, The New York Times, The United States, The Washington Post, U.S.A., United States, US, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "Gaming the School System" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jun 25, 2015 12:10:02 PM


Here are five social innovation links we are clicking on today:

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Tags: bipartisan, Bryan Twarek, Education Reform, HuffPost, MindShift, minority students, Paul Morgan, San Francisco, School System, Social Innovation News, special education, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Atlantic, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Collective Impact, Computer, Computer Science, Entertainment Software, Evidence-Based Policymaking, Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission Act of 2015, Gaming, Penn State, school district, SFUSD, Software Engineers, The Huffington Post, The HuffPost, U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Government Affai, Urban, Urban School District, venture philanthropy

America Forward Applauds Committee Passage of Evidence-Based Policymaking Legislation

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jun 25, 2015 9:41:39 AM


“Members of the America Forward Coalition commend the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee on the passage of S. 991, the bipartisan Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission Act of 2015 yesterday, Wednesday, June 24, 2015, by voice vote.

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Tags: bipartisan, Congress, House Committee, legislation, philanthropy, Policy Arm, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Evidence-Based Policymaking, Evidence Based Policymaking Commission Act, Evidence-Based Policymaking Legislation, Policy, U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Government Affai, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "Why Don’t the Poor Rise Up?" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jun 24, 2015 5:01:38 PM


Here are five social innovation links we are clicking on today:

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Tags: Academic Achievement, Brooklyn, Census, hunger, incarceration, Kids of Incarcerated Parents, Mashable, Massive Open Online Courses, MOOCs, National Catholic Reporter, Poverty, Prison System, Racism, Social Innovation News, special education, The Atlantic, Africa, America, Amplify Blog, Census Bureau, David Samuels, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Economic Resources, Ethnicity, MOOC, Poor, Racist, Starvation, The Huffington Post, The New York Times, The United States, University of Minnesota, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "When High School Means a Build-It-Yourself Education" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jun 23, 2015 5:11:53 PM


Here are five social innovation links we are clicking on today:

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Tags: Child Hunger, Congress, Congressional Briefing, odd Young (R-IN), Pay For Success, Social Innovation News, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Chris Christie, John Delaney (D-MD), The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, venture philanthropy

America Forward Recap: Pay For Success Hill Briefing

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jun 23, 2015 9:26:15 AM


On Thursday, June 18th, America Forward hosted a Congressional Briefing on Pay for Success entitled Pay for Success: Federal Policy Opportunities to Advance Outcomes-Based Practice. Co-sponsored by Representatives Todd Young (R-IN) and John Delaney (D-MD), the event included over 60 Pay for Success experts, advocates, and those interested in learning more, including a number of Hill staffers.

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Tags: Brian Beachkofski, Congress, Congressional Briefing, Jeremy Keele, John Delaney, Nicole Truhe, Pay For Success, PFS, social impact, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Federal Policy, Jeff Shumway, John Delaney (D-MD), Policy Innovation Lab, Social Impact Partnership Act, Taxpayer, Third Sector Capital Partners, Todd Young, Todd Young (R-IN), TSCP, University of Utah, University of Utah Policy Innovation Lab, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "The Cost of Letting Young People Drift" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jun 22, 2015 4:48:10 PM


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Tags: Brooklyn, ChalkBeat, collaboration, Cross Sector Collaboration, Font, KIm Syman, Learning Difference, Learning Disabilities, Learning Mindset, Learning Mindsets, Mindsets, my brother's keeper, President Barack Obama, Raikes Foundation, Seattle, Social Innovation News, Amplify Blog, Brooklyn Generation School, Daniel Britton, Deloitte, Dyslexia, getting smart, Grants Manages Network, low-performing schools, Measure of America, Mindset, New York, Social Problem Solving, social science, Student Outcomes, The Huffington Post, The New York Times, venture philanthropy, white house

Collaboration in Venture Philanthropy

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jun 22, 2015 3:06:41 PM


As we have written about before, cross-sector collaboration is absolutely critical to our efforts to drive social impact through the New Profit Innovation Fund, our Focus Funds, America Forward, the Gathering of Leaders, and everything else we do. Kim Syman, Managing Partner, Field Leadership and Early Learning Fund, just published a piece for the Grants Managers Network - Collaboration in Venture Philanthropy: New Profit’s Story - that digs deeply into this topic. In the piece, she says:

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Tags: collaboration, Reimagine Learning Fund, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Amplify Blog, Deloitte, focus funds, gmninsight, grants managers network, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "The Sesame Street Effect" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jun 19, 2015 3:25:29 PM


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Tags: Bel Labs, Brand Evolution, Columbia, Columbia University, community, Congress, hiker, Institute for Educational Innovation, K-12, nonprofits, NPR, Pay For Success, Personalized Learning, Sesame Street, SIIA, Social Innovation News, Software & Information Industry Association, TEPL, The Atlantic, Administration, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Associations, Communities, Congressional Leaders, Digital Promise, Diverse Backgrounds, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Families, family, GettingSmart, MAISA, Michigan, Michigan Association of Intermediate School Admini, MIT, NC State University, New Profit's Evolution, School Administration, Social Impact Partnership Act, Teacher Training, Technology, Technology-Enabled Personalized Learning, University, venture philanthropy, Website, West Point

New Profit's Evolution - New Brand, New Website, New Energy

Posted by Sam Hiersteiner on Jun 18, 2015 2:06:32 PM


Over the last year, New Profit has worked with the creative agency Hiker to evolve our brand identity in dramatic fashion. If you're interested in the story behind the evolution, you can watch the following video and/or read the text of our announcement below. Please also take a spin through our full new website by using the navigation bar above.

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Tags: brand, creative design, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Amplify Blog, branding, marketing, Thoughts and Approaches

America Forward Statement in Support of Pay for Success Congressional Leaders

Posted by America Forward on Jun 18, 2015 10:20:54 AM


The following statement is from America Forward, New Profit's nonpartisan policy arm.

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Tags: Congress, Pay for Performance, Pay For Success, Representative Todd Young, social entrepreneurship, social impact, social innovation, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Representative John Delaney, Social Impact Bonds, Social Impact Partnership Act, Third Sector Capital Partners

Take 5: Massachusetts takes on a failing school district; and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jun 17, 2015 5:10:26 PM


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Tags: Boston Foundation, Caleb Harper, Cambridge, Discrimination, Health Starts at Home Initiative, LED Lights, LIFT-Boston, MIT Media Lab, Organizations, Paul Grogan, Personalized Learning, Preventative Health, Racial Discrimination, Social Innovation News, Standardized Tests, THe, Amplify Blog, CityFarm, Education Week, EdWeek, Failing School District, Lawrence, LIFT, Massachusetts, MIT, school district, Teacher Licensing, Teacher Licensing Exams, TED Talk, The Boston Foundation, The Myth of Average, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Todd Rose, venture philanthropy

Take 5: SSIR on how mission-aligned investing is more complex than it seems; and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jun 16, 2015 5:20:22 PM


 

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Tags: Boston, Boston WINS, Boston Workforce Investment Network, Bottom Line, Business Wire, CAC, Charitable Giving, collaboration, High-Impact Nonprofits, Impact Investing, Investment, philanthropy, PIC, Rockefeller Foundation, social impact, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, State Street Foundation, State Street Foundation’s Boston Workforce Investm, The Annual Report on Philanthropy, The Power of Impact Investing: Putting Markets to, Amplify Blog, Boston Private Industry Council, College Advising Corps, College Summit, Consultants, Deloitte, Environmental Impact, Financial Return, Giving USA 2015, Giving USA Foundation, Global Good, Mayor Walsh, Mission-Aligned Investing, Prerecession, Pro Bono, Profit, State Street, The New York Times, uAspire, venture philanthropy, workforce development, Workforce Development Initiative, Year Up

America Forward Will Brief Congress on Pay for Success on 6/18

Posted by Sam Hiersteiner on Jun 16, 2015 10:23:32 AM


The following post is by Nicole Truhe, Government Affairs Director at America Forward

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Tags: Congress, congressman todd young, Pay for Performance, Pay For Success, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, congressman john delaney, Social Impact Bonds, Third Sector Capital Partners, utah policy innovation lab

Take 5: Richard Branson's advice to children with dyslexia; and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jun 15, 2015 5:21:53 PM



Here are five social innovation links we are clicking on today:

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Tags: Bill Gates, Boston, Commonwealth, Freelancers Union, High School Redesign, learning and attention issues, MAPFS, Mashable, Organizations, Pay For Success, PFS, Policy Makers, Reimagine Learning Fund, Reimagine Learning Fund, Request for Information, RFI, Richard Branson, Sarah Groh, Senior Analyst, social emotional learning, Social Innovation News, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Amplify Blog, City of Boston, Dyslexia, Fast Company, Freelance, Mayor Walsh, Melinda Gates, Policy Influencers, Sara Horowitz, Technology, The Office of the Chief of Education, venture philanthropy, Virgin

Reimagine Learning: Boston Convening a Platform for Action

Posted by Sam Hiersteiner on Jun 15, 2015 3:48:25 PM


The below post was written by Sarah Groh, Senior Analyst with the Reimagine Learning Fund. She is pictured above at left with young leaders from the Reimagine Learning network (see below for more detail). 

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Tags: education, learning and attention issues, Reimagine Learning Fund, social emotional learning, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Amplify Blog, Technology

Take 5: "Let Rich and Poor Learn Together" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jun 12, 2015 1:04:33 PM


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Tags: Ban The Box, Bill de Blasio, Carl Stubbs, Ford, Ford Foundation, Henry Sauermann, Homeless, Houston, inequality, Inequities, Joiners, Larry Page, Michael Roach, New York City, philanthropy, Pre-K, Pre-K For All, Pre-School, Rich, Sergey Brin, Shelters, silicon valley, Social Innovation News, start-up, Steve Jobs, Amplify Blog, Cornell, Criminal Justice Reform, Darren Walker, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Entrepreneurs, Fair Chance Act, gender, Georgia Tech, Grant Making, Poor, Social Justice, the chronicle of philanthropy, The Huffington Post, The New York Times, The Washington Post

Take 5: "The Role of Adult Mentorship in Helping Children Deal With Trauma" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jun 11, 2015 12:39:14 PM


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Tags: Born This Way Foundation, Cafeteria, Congress, Emotion Revolution, Graduation Rates, High School Graduation Rates, Higher Education, Higher Education Act, K-12, Lady Gaga, Lunch, NPR, NPR Ed, Reimagine Learning Fund, social emotional learning, Social Innovation News, The Atlantic, Adult Mentorship, Amplify Blog, Education Week, elementary school, Reimagine Learning Network, student loan system, teacher-preparation provisions, the Pell grant tuition assistance program for low-, The Washington Post, Trauma, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

BRIGHT SPOTS FROM THE NETWORK: THE EMOTION REVOLUTION

Posted by Admin on Jun 10, 2015 2:24:10 PM


For the past two years, the Reimagine Learning Fund has been convening a network of 100 leading organizations and individuals who are committed to reimagining the way that learning happens in America so that all students can achieve academic and life success.

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Tags: Born This Way Foundation, HopeLab, John Legend, Learning Difference, Learning Disabilities, Public School NYC, Reimagine Learning Fund, robert wood johnson foundation, ADHD, Amplify Blog, Dyslexia, Facebook, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, The Emotion Revolution, understood.org, WME | IMG, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

Take 5: "Moving Beyond Vanity Metrics" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jun 10, 2015 11:20:01 AM


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Tags: 2015 NationSwell AllStars, California, Graduation Rates, High-Needs Schools, High School, High School Graduation Rates, Katie Hull Sypnieski, Khan Academy, Lara Hoekstra, Metrics, NPR, Sacramento, SAT, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Atlantic, AllStars, Amplify Blog, College Board, Dana Dusbiber, Larry Ferlazzo, Luther Burbank High School, Middle School, NationSwell, teaching, The Washington Posts, Vanity Metrics

Nominate a Social Problem Solver for 2015 NationSwell AllStars Award

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jun 9, 2015 4:43:05 PM


Announcing a great opportunity for all social innovators!

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Tags: $10, announcements, Big Bets, Changemakers, #NationSwellAllStar, NBCUniversal, #nbcuopenpossibilities, social change, social innovation, Social Innovation News, AllStar, Amplify Blog, Award, NationSwell, The Huffington Post, Time

Take 5: "Closing the Broccoli Gap" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jun 9, 2015 3:00:38 PM


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Tags: Education Law Center, Food Stamps, Graduation, Graduation Rates, Health Bucks, High School, High School Graduation Rates, Kindergarten, Minnesota, New York City, North Carolina, NPR, Poverty, President Barack Obama, School Funding, Stanford Social Innovation Review, State of the Union, Amplify Blog, Baltimore, Curriculum, Delaware, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New Jersey, Play, SNAP, Social Problem Solving, South Dakota, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, The Huffington Post, The New York Times, Vermont, West Virginia

Take 5: "What Poverty Does to the Young Brain" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jun 8, 2015 3:41:06 PM


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Tags: Brain, Brain Development, Carnival Corp., Charity, Donating, Holly Mainiero, homelessness, Huffington Post, Learning Difference, Learning Disabilities, Mentors, National Scientific Council, New Profit News, Northern Philadelphia, Organizations, Poverty, Reimagine Learning Fund, social impact, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Temple University, The Hill, The New Yorker, ADHD, Amplify Blog, Carnical, Do-Gooder, Eye to Eye, Fast Company, Fetus, Globtrotter, The Huffington Post, Tourists, Travel, understood.org

In the News: New Profit's Latest Hits on Powerful Solutions, Transformative Ideas

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jun 8, 2015 2:16:09 PM


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Tags: empowerment, KIm Syman, Reimagine Learning Fund, Shruti Sehra, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Deborah Smolover, Tulaine Montgomery

Take 5: "Could Storytelling Be the Secret Sauce to STEM Education?" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jun 5, 2015 3:27:46 PM


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Tags: Homeless, Investment Portfolios, Jennifer Anderson, MindShift, NPR, silicon valley, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, STEM, STEM Education, Amplify Blog, Daily Table, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Dorchester, Economic Roundtable, Financial, food, Mission-Aligned Investing, MLT's Partner Symposium, Santa Clara, Storytelling, The Huffington Post, Trader Joe's

Insights from MLT's Partner Symposium

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jun 5, 2015 2:09:07 PM


The following post was written by Jennifer Anderson, New Profit's Chief Talent Officer.

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Tags: announcements, Bridgespan, Chanel, Citi, D&I, Jennifer Anderson, MLT, Organizations, Talent, The Annie E. Casey Foundation, Alena Guerra, Amplify Blog, Convenings, Deloitte, D&I working group, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Facebook, Hallmark, MBA Programs, MLT's Partner Symposium, New Profit Staff, The Clorox Company, Wellington Management

Take 5: "How Do We Get More People to Have Good Lives?" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jun 4, 2015 5:07:07 PM


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Tags: Bill Gates, Brookings, CDC, Centers for Disease Control, cognitive skills, corporation for national and community service, Medical Daily, noncognitive skills, Poverty, Social Innovation News, start-up, Amplify Blog, Chronic Stress, Damian Thorman, Gates Foundation, GiveDirectly, Melinda Gates, SIF, Social Innovation Fund, socioeconomic status, The Huffington Post, The New York Times

Statement Applauding Damian Thorman, New Social Innovation Fund Director

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jun 4, 2015 3:40:50 PM


The following is a statement from Deborah Smolover, Executive Director of America Forward and a Managing Partner at New Profit, and Tulaine Montgomery, Partner, New Profit's Pathways Fund.

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Tags: corporation for national and community service, Pathways Fund, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Damian Thorman, Deborah Smolover, SIF, Social Innovation Fund, Tulaine Montgomery

Take 5: "Why Technology Alone Won't Fix Schools" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jun 3, 2015 2:16:40 PM


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Tags: education, iMentor, Khan Academy, NPR, Organizations, Reimagine Learning Fund, SAT, Social Innovation News, The Atlantic, Amplify Blog, College Board, esea, Every Child Achieves, Morgan Stanley, New Profit Staff, Technology, The Huffington Post

"I Dare You!" #ReimagineLearning Boston Convening Kicks Off

Posted by Sam Hiersteiner on Jun 3, 2015 11:50:01 AM

The Reimagine Learning network is back together in Boston for its seventh convening, which falls at a critical moment in education and learning in America (as we noted in a blog post yesterday).

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Tags: education, learning and attention issues, learning differences, Learning Disabilities, Reimagine Learning Fund, social emotional learning, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, Amplify Blog

Take 5: "Taking the Pulse of Investment in Social Enterprise" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jun 2, 2015 2:48:33 PM

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Tags: education, learning differences, Learning Disabilities, Lego, NYT Upshot, Poverty, Poverty Alleviation, Reimagine Learning Fund, social emotional learning, social entrepreneurship, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, STEM, Amplify Blog, EdSurge, Enrollment Gap, Girl Scouts, Girl Scouts of Western Washington's LEGO League, Graduation Gap, The Huffington Post, The New York Times

Reimagine Learning Network Comes Together at a Moment of Opportunity

Posted by Sam Hiersteiner on Jun 2, 2015 10:29:57 AM


Starting tomorrow, the Reimagine Learning Fund network will convene for two days in Boston at a major moment of inflection for the group's mission.

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Tags: learning and attention issues, learning differences, New Teacher Center, Reimagine Learning Fund, social emotional learning, Amplify Blog, anet, David Flink, Every Child Achieves Act, Eye to Eye, understood.org, University of Kansas Center for Research on Learni, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

Take 5: "Opportunity Lost or Gained?" and more...

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jun 1, 2015 11:26:50 AM


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Tags: Congress, Greg Toppo, Jails, justice system, learning differences, Learning Disabilities, NPR, Organizations, Pay For Success, Poverty, Prisons, Social Innovation News, TED Blog, The Game Believes In You, Alice Goffman, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, CJS, Criminal Justice Reform, David Flink, Dyslexia, Educational Games, Eye to Eye, Family Independence Initiative, FII, Game-Based Learning, Mia Birdsong, MOOC, TED, TEDWomen 2015, The Huffington Post, The New York Times

America Forward: State of Play on Pay for Success Policy

Posted by Sarah Duarte on Jun 1, 2015 10:40:17 AM


The following post was written by Nicole Truhe, America Forward's Director of Government Affairs. 

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Tags: Congress, New Profit, Pay for Performance, Pay For Success, Roca, social innovation, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Social Impact Bonds, Third Sector Capital Partners