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Take 5: "Finding Identity Again" and more...

Posted by Admin on Nov 30, 2015 3:11:25 PM


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

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Tags: Blended Learning, Charter Schools, CREDO, education, Jo Boaler, John Hattie, Jose Martinez, K12 Inc., Math Education, MindShift, NPR, Online Charter Schools, Organizations, Personalized Learning, Philadelphia, Policy & External Affairs, Social Innovation News, Stanford, Tablets, The Mission Continues, Amplify Blog, Desktops, EdSurge, getting smart, Laptops, Mary Gifford, Mathematics, Technology, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "Tech and Innovation to Re-engage Civic Life" and more...

Posted by Admin on Nov 25, 2015 2:11:30 PM


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

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Tags: Civic Life, Fordham University, government, Gust Elementary School, Innovation, KIPP, literacy, Medical Research, MindShift, Organizations, Social Innovation News, South Fayette, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Amplify Blog, Baltimore, Civil Society, College, College Degrees, Education Week, elementary school, Environment, school, school district, Tacyana Thomas, Technology, The Hechinger Report, Ujima Village Academy, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "Creating a Better Way" and more...

Posted by Admin on Nov 24, 2015 11:33:34 AM


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

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Tags: Annual Report, Brookings, Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Freakonomics, Health, Health Care System, Health Leads, High School, IBM, Larry Hogan, Organizations, President Barack Obama, Social Innovation News, achievement gap, Amplify Blog, College, Early Learning, Education Week, esea, John King, LIFT, Maryland, The Washington Post, U.S. Secretary of Education, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "Recipe For A New School: Add Great Teachers" and more...

Posted by Admin on Nov 23, 2015 9:54:42 AM


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

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Tags: Brooklyn, Charter Schools, Congress, HuffPot, Match Education, MindShift, Mistakes, NCLB, New York City, No Child Left Behind, NPR, Organizations, Reimagine School Systems Fund, Social Innovation News, 501(C)(3), Amplify Blog, Charter, learning, Taylor Delhagen, The Huffington Post, The New York Times, Third Sector, Third Sector Capital, Third Sector Capital Partners, Urban Charter Schools, venture philanthropy

Spotlighting Extraordinary Work in the New Profit Community

Posted by Admin on Nov 23, 2015 5:30:31 AM


Amazing work is being done in the New Profit community every day! Here are some recent highlights from our game changing organizations, partners, and friends.

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Tags: Bay Area, Brendan Ziebarth, Carrick Reddin, Charter Schools, Common Core Standards, Community Service, Donation, education, High School, i3, Innovate, Innovate Public Schools, Investing in Innovation, Investing in Innovation Scale Up Grant, Kayleigh White, KIPP, KIPP Explore, Knowledge is Power Program, low income, Low-Income Communities, Masters, Match Education, New Teacher Center, New York City, Organizations, Pay For Success, Public School, Reimagine Learning Fund, Reimagine Schools Systems, RL, RSS, Rylie Davis, The Mission Continues, Amplify Blog, Charter, College, College Summit, Common Core, E4E, Educators 4 Excellence, elementary school, Erica Tunick, Families for Excellent Schools, Food Corps, Match, New Teacher Center's 14th National Symposium on Te, (NTC), Social Sector, students, teaching, Third Sector, Third Sector Capital, Third Sector Capital Partners, U.S. Department of Education, venture philanthropy, Veterans, Washington University

Take 5: "Where Ideas Actually Come From" and more...

Posted by Admin on Nov 20, 2015 11:12:18 AM


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

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Tags: Innovate, Innovate Public Schools, Organizations, philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, social impact, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Teach For America, Data, Deloitte, Deloitte University Press, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, NationSwell, TFA, venture philanthropy, Lean Data, U.S. Education System

Take 5: "Does It Pay To Pay Teachers $100,000?" and more...

Posted by Admin on Nov 19, 2015 3:09:41 PM


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

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Tags: education, Homeless, Homeless Housing, i3, Investing in Innovation, Maker Workshop, Math, Math Students, MindShift, New Teacher Center, NPR, Organizations, Reimagine Learning Fund, science, Social Innovation News, Amplify Blog, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Elizabeth Little, Fast Company, Middle School, (NTC), teaching, Technology, The Huffington Post, U.S. Department of Education, venture philanthropy

Investment Announcement: Third Sector Capital Partners

Posted by Admin on Nov 19, 2015 2:33:02 PM


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Tags: announcements, Child Welfare, Chronic Homelessness, corporation for national and community service, education, homelessness, Organizations, Pay For Success, PFS, Poverty, Recidivism, 501(C)(3), America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Deborah Smolover, George Overholser, SIF, Social Innovation Fund, Third Sector, Third Sector Capital Partners, venture philanthropy, Wellness

Investment Announcement: Innovate Public Schools

Posted by Admin on Nov 19, 2015 2:32:41 PM


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Tags: announcements, Bay Area, Community Organizer Training Program, Cross Sector Collaboration, education, Innovate, Innovate Public Schools, Low-Income Communities, Matt Hammer, Organizations, Policies, Politics, Reimagine School Systems, Reimagine School Systems Fund, RSS, Alex Cortez, Amplify Blog, Deloitte, Education System, focus funds, National Parent Leader Institute, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "Together We Rise" and more...

Posted by Admin on Nov 18, 2015 3:45:12 PM


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

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Tags: Bronx, Brooklyn, College Degree, Free College Degree, government, Government Executive, Higher Education, Homeless, Homeless Children, Institute for College Access and Success, Organizations, Pay For Success, PFS, Social Innovation News, Staten Island, Teach For America, The Huff Post, Amplify Blog, Computer Science, Diploma, Economic Policy Institute, Fast Company, Malala, Malala Yousafzai, students, Success, teaching, Technology, TFA, The Huffington Post, The New York Times, venture philanthropy

New Teacher Center Receives Prestigious Investing in Innovation Grant

Posted by Admin on Nov 18, 2015 3:31:15 PM


New Teacher Center (NTC), a new profit partner in the Reimagine Learning Fund, was named one of the highest rated applicants for the Investing in Innovation (i3) Scale Up Grant by the U.S. Department of Education.

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Tags: announcements, i3, Investing in Innovation, New Teacher Center, Organizations, Reimagine Learning Fund, Reimagine Learning Focus Fund, RL, Amplify Blog, (NTC), U.S. Department of Education

Take 5: "Making Big Bets for Social Change" and more...

Posted by Admin on Nov 17, 2015 2:55:52 PM


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

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Tags: Big Bets, Greg Ericksen, Homeless, Homeless Vetereans, Michelle Obama, Organizations, social change, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, the Franklin Project, The Huff Post, AmeriCorps, Amplify Blog, College Summit, Common Core, Common Core State Standards, EdWeek, First Lady Michelle Obama, FLOTUS, The Huffington Post, venture philanthropy, Veterans

Take 5: "Turning Loved Ones Into Caregivers" and more...

Posted by Admin on Nov 16, 2015 3:00:27 PM


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

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Tags: Bill Gates, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Chicago, Columbia University, Growth Mindset, MindShift, Noora Health, NPR, Pay For Success, Professor Carol Dweck, Social Innovation News, Stanford, the wall street journal, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Edith Elliott, Evidence Policy, Gates Foundation, Melinda Gates, Philanthropy News Digest, Unequal City

AMERICA FORWARD: STATE OF PLAY OF PAY FOR SUCCESS AND EVIDENCE POLICY

Posted by Admin on Nov 16, 2015 2:32:12 PM


Since Congress returned in September from their recess, there has been much activity particularly as it relates to the budget and securing long-term funding for agencies and programs across government. Since there is so much in process with the possibility for resolution being reached in many areas in the coming weeks, America Forward has provided a synthesis of the major pieces of activity. In particular, there are five areas of legislation and appropriations authorities in the current Congress that would authorize new Pay for Success activity, continue to scale current work, and provide overarching support for the move to an evidence-based approach to policy and funding decisions.

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Tags: Bi-Cameral Legislation, Bi-Partisan, Congress, Continuing Resolution, CR, Elementary and Secondary Education Act, House, Housing and Urban Development, HUD, NDD, Nicole Truhe, NOFA, Non-Defense Discretionary, Pay For Success, Performance Partnership, PFS, Representative Paul Ryan, Senate, Senator Michael Bennet, Senator Orrin Hatch, social impact, Title I, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, DOJ, esea, Every Child Achieves Act, Evidence Based Policymaking Commission Act, Senator Patty Murray, Social Impact Partnership Act, Student Success Act, Teacher and School Leader Flexible Grant, The Department of Justice, Title II, Title IV, Transportation Housing and Urban Development Appro, venture philanthropy, white house

Take 5: "When a School is More than Just a School" and more...

Posted by Admin on Nov 13, 2015 3:11:14 PM


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

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Tags: Blended Learning, colleges, Higher Education, Houston, Impact, iNACOL, iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium, KIPP, MindShift, Online Learning, Organizations, Passionate Learners, Pernille Ripp, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Texas, Affordable Higher Education, Amplify Blog, Data, debt, getting smart, NationSwell, school, Sharing Data, students, teaching, Technology, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "Four Strategies For Measuring Impact from Leaders Rocking the World of Social Good" and more...

Posted by Admin on Nov 12, 2015 1:26:46 PM


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

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Tags: Absenteeism, Bill Gates, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Blended Learning, College-Ready Education, Common Core Standards, ELL, iNACOL, LinkedIn, Measuring Impact, NPR, Organizations, Orlando, Personalized Learning, Social Good, Social Innovation News, Amplify Blog, Blended Classroom, Common Core, Data, EdSurge, educators, Educators 4 Excellence, Fast Company, Melinda Gates, New Profit Staff, Technology, U.S. Department of Education, Vanessa Krisch, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "What Mass Incarceration Looks Like for Juveniles " and more...

Posted by Admin on Nov 11, 2015 3:12:27 PM


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

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Tags: incarceration, Mass Incarceration, New York City, Social Innovation News, The Atlantic, The Mission Continues, The Huffington Post, The New York Times, Universities, venture philanthropy, Veterans, Veterans Day, Washington DC, white house, In-State Tuition, Public Colleges, Juveniles, National Survey of Children's Health, Stars and Stripes

Honoring America's Veterans Today and Every Day

Posted by Admin on Nov 11, 2015 1:40:18 PM


This Veteran's Day, we send our special appreciation to social entrepreneurs who have served our country and continue to serve as leaders working to address America's biggest challenges.

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Tags: Civilian Society, Organizations, social entrepreneurship, The Mission Continues, Amplify Blog, venture philanthropy, Veterans, Veterans Day

Take 5: "Mantras Before Math Class" and more...

Posted by Admin on Nov 10, 2015 3:03:41 PM


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

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Tags: Business Wire, collaboration, Congress, education, Health, housing, Innovation Fund, January, Math Class, Packard Foundation, Public Schools, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Atlantic, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Janie's Fund, Sexual Abuse, Social Sector, Steven Tyler, Sundance Film Festival, Ted Dintersmith, The Washington Post, Tony Wagner, Transcendental Meditation, Trauma, Venture Capitalist, venture philanthropy, Youth Villages

Budget Debate: Preserving Innovation Funding for the Social Sector

Posted by Nicole Truhe on Nov 9, 2015 4:01:08 PM


Over the next few weeks Congress will be debating funding limits for federal programs for this current federal fiscal year. Lots of factors will be weighed when determining funding levels for both the defense and non-defense sectors and across programs such as health, education, and housing. If Congress is serious about being more outcomes-based and evidence-driven in how it makes funding decisions, one of the criteria they should use during this debate is whether a program is actually delivering results and spurring innovation.

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Tags: Congress, Congressional Briefing, Corporation for Supportive Housing, Hill, i3, Institute for Child Success, Investing in Innovation, Nicole Truhe, REDF, Results for America, SIF Programs, social innovation, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Megan Blanco, SIF, Social Innovation Fund, The Corporation for National and Community Service, Third Sector Capital, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "Voters Speak: Protect National Service Funding" and more...

Posted by Admin on Nov 9, 2015 3:19:24 PM


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

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Tags: adversity, Bill Gates, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Childhood Trauma, College-Ready Education, Congress, homelessness, IDEA, IEP, Independents, Individualized Education Program, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, National Service, National Service Funding, New Profit Innovation Fund, NPIF, NPR, President Barack Obama, President Clinton, President George H.W. Bush, President George W. Bush, Republicans, Rhode Island, social entrepreneurship, Social Innovation News, The Atlantic, Adam Gibbs, ADHD, AmeriCorps, Amplify Blog, Community Solutions, Connecticut, Democrats, Gated Foundation, Melinda Gates, New Mexico, New Orleans, Special Ed Teachers, TargetPoint Consulting, Tea Party, The Huffington Post, Vanessa Kirsch, venture philanthropy, Veteran, Veteran Homelessness, Vote

Vanessa Kirsch: Our New Partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Posted by Vanessa Kirsch on Nov 9, 2015 10:44:07 AM


The following is a letter from Vanessa Kirsch, founder and CEO of New Profit.

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Tags: announcements, Bill Gates, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Citizen Schools, College-Ready Education, Corporation for National and Community Services, Freelancers Union, Health Leads, Jumpstart, KIPP, Management Leadership for Tomorrow, MLT, New Profit Innovation Fund, NPIF, Organizations, Presidential Briefing Book, social entrepreneurship, Teach For America, 2016 Election, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, focus funds, Gates Foundation, LIFT, Melinda Gates, SIF, Social Innovation Fund, The Gathering, The Gathering of Leaders, Vanessa Kirsch, venture philanthropy, Year Up

Take 5: "The Ever-Growing Ed-Tech Market" and more...

Posted by Admin on Nov 6, 2015 1:42:20 PM


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

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Tags: iPad, Learning Difference, MindShift, NPR, PARCC, Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for Colleg, Social Innovation News, The Atlantic, Amplify Blog, Common Core, Digital Learning, Dyslexia, getting smart, Technology, venture philanthropy

Spotlighting Extraordinary Work in the New Profit Community

Posted by Admin on Nov 6, 2015 1:18:48 PM


Amazing work is being done in the New Profit community every day! Here are some recent highlights from our game changing organizations, partners, and friends.

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Tags: Blended Learning, Cafeteria, CJCC, FoodCorps, Hartford Public Schools, Howard University School of Law, i3, John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award, John Tucker, Kemba Smith, Kim Marshall, New Leaders, New Profit Innovation Fund, Organizations, Peace First, Peacemakers, Public Policy, Reimagine Learning Fund, Social Innovation News, South Warren Elementary, The Office on Returning Citizen Affairs, alumni, Amplify Blog, anet, College Advising Corps, Congressman Joe Kennedy III, Council of Great City Schools, Criminal Justice Reform, David Flink, E4E, Educators 4 Excellence, Eye to Eye, Family Independence Initiative, Farm to School, Female Reentry Leadership Conference, FII, GQ, Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Gov, Kirsten Lodal, Leader Award, LIFT, Paul Griswold, Peace First Prize, Taste Test, teaching, Trinity University, venture philanthropy, W.I.R.E., Women Involved In Reentry

Take 5: "Leveling the Investment Playing Field " and more...

Posted by Admin on Nov 5, 2015 5:00:57 PM


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

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Tags: Bill and Melinda Gathers Foundation, California, education, Forbes, Male, MindShift, Oakland, Public School, social innovation, Social Innovation News, Stanford Social Innovation Review, achievement gap, Amplify Blog, Collective Impact, Entrepreneurs, Female, James Baldwin, Lexi Barrett, teaching, Venture Philanthropist, venture philanthropy

New Profit Receives a $15 Million Grant to Expand Nonprofit Capacity Building Efforts

Posted by Admin on Nov 5, 2015 3:41:58 PM


Long-term effort will focus on strengthening grantee support and knowledge codification in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s K-12 portfolio

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Tags: 15 million, announcements, bill and melinda gates foundation, Bill Gates, Bob Searle, Boston, Capital Aggregation, College-Ready Education, Health Leads, KIPP, Reimagine Learning Fund, Reimagine Learning Focus Fund, RL, Teach For America, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Acelero Learning, Amplify Blog, Gates Foundation, Melinda Gates, New Classrooms, New Profit Staff, Portfolio Performance, Vanessa Kirsch, venture philanthropy, Year Up

Tune in 11/5: Forbes Google Hangout With Lexi Barrett

Posted by Admin on Nov 4, 2015 4:32:20 PM


Tomorrow, America Forward's Policy Director, Lexi Barrett, will participate in a Google Hangout with Devin Thorpe, a leading voice on social entrepreneurship and impact investing, of Forbes.com. The conversation will cover America Forward's work and the solutions that the America Forward Coalition sees to some of America's biggest challenges, building on the recent launch of America Forward's 2016 Presidential Briefing Book.

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Tags: Forbes, Lexi Barret, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, Devin Thorpe, venture philanthropy

Take 5: "A High-Stakes Education" and more...

Posted by Admin on Nov 4, 2015 1:48:00 PM


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

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Tags: Citizen Schools, Classes, Disadvantaged Citizens, education, Forbes, Global Education Systems, Homework, John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award, low income, Low-Income Neighborhoods, New Profit Innovation Fund, NPIF, Opportunity Gap, Organizations, Poverty, Real Clear Education, Social Innovation News, Amplify Blog, Child Trends, Education System, educators, Kirsten Lodal, LIFT, Prison, The New York Times, venture philanthropy, Workforce

Kirsten Lodal, Co-Founder and CEO of LIFT, to Receive 2015 John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award

Posted by Admin on Nov 4, 2015 11:27:55 AM


Last week, Kirsten Lodal, Co-Founder and CEO of LIFT, a New Profit Innovation Fund portfolio organization dedicated to providing holistic social services to those struggling with poverty, was named one of this year’s recipients of the John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award. The awards will be presented by Congressman Joe Kennedy III on November 12, 2015 during a private ceremony at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

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Tags: announcements, Beyond 12, Google Hangout, Harvard University, Harvard University's Institute of Politics, Jack Schlossberg, JFK, John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, John F. Kennedy New Frontier Awardd, New Profit Innovation Fund, NPIF, #OpportunityRedefined, Organizations, Poverty, Alex Bernadotte, Amplify Blog, Congressman Joe Kennedy III, Harvard, Harvart University's John F. Kennedy School of Gov, Joe Kennedy III, John F. Kennedy, Kirsten Lodal, LIFT, maria teresa kumar, Pete Buttigieg, venture philanthropy, voto latino

Take 5: "The Art of Getting Opponents to 'We'" and more...

Posted by Admin on Nov 3, 2015 2:56:18 PM


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

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Tags: Becky Pringle, Gisele Huff, Huff, Jaquelin Hume Foundation, Kevin Barenblat, Learning Difference, Martha's Vinyard, MSNBC, National Educational Association, NoticeAbility, Orlando, president, President Barack Obama, Social Innovation News, Actionsmith Network, Amplify Blog, Dean Bragonier, Demo Day, Diana M. Smith, Dyslexia, Education System, Fast Forward, Pringle, The New York Times, venture philanthropy

Interview with Dean Bragonier, Founder and Executive Dyslexic of NoticeAbility

Posted by Admin on Nov 2, 2015 11:53:17 AM


Dean Bragonier, Founder and Executive Dyslexic of NoticeAblitiy, a nonprofit dedicated to creating a dyslexic-specific middle school curriculum, spent the summer swimming around Martha's Vineyard to raise funds for the nonprofit. We recently caught up with him to ask a few questions about the experience and his work as a whole. Check out the full interview below:

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Tags: High School, IDEA, IEP, incarceration, Learning Difference, learning differences, Martha's Vineyard, NoticeAbility, Pan Mass Challenge, Richard Branson, The Dyslexic Advantage, Amplify Blog, Dean Bragonier, Decoding Dyslexia, Dyslexia, Dyslexic, Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurship, Swimming, Vanessa Kirsch, venture philanthropy

Take 5: " #ScaryStats uses data to reveal the horror of inequality" and more...

Posted by Admin on Nov 2, 2015 11:07:05 AM


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

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Tags: Black Students, Classroom, Congress, Hidden Racism, i3, inequality, Innovation, Investing in Innovation, Kindergarten, Lean Startups, Mashable, Organizations, Racism, Social Innovation News, The Hill, Achievement Network, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, anet, Data, Department of Education, EdSurge, Education Funding, Evidence, #ScaryStats, School Discipline, Social Innovation Fund, venture philanthropy, Vox

Budget Debate: Preserving Innovation and Evidence in Education Funding

Posted by Lexi Barrett on Nov 2, 2015 9:45:38 AM


The following blog post was written by Lexi Barrett, Policy Director, America Forward.

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Tags: Citizen Schools, Congress, government, i3, Impact, Investing in Innovation, Math, RCT, Scale, science, STEM, The Hill, America Forward Coalition, Amplify Blog, College Possible, Engineering, Evidence Based, Federal Funding, Lexi Barrett, Randomized Control Trial, Technology, venture philanthropy