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11 Facts About Education and Poverty in America | DoSomething.org | Volunteer for Social Change

11 Facts About Education and Poverty in America | DoSomething.org | Volunteer for Social Change | Education | Scoop.it
40 percent of children living in poverty aren't prepared for primary schooling.
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Higher rates of poverty and instability are closely related. And higher rates of poverty can mean not having a home or a stable place to live. All of these things can lead to children in poverty dropping out of school, which can lead to more difficulties down the line. Housing, especially #AffordableHousing is critical to creating stability and helping low-income on a track for success.

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The 5 Best TED Talks for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 5 Best TED Talks for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education | Scoop.it

ionDecember 18, 2014
TED talks are invaluable resources for teachers professional development. They cover a wide variety of education related topics and provide a very good source of inspiration..


Via Becky Roehrs
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A good #education creates a good foundation for our children and therefore our future.  But so often it seems none of us can agree on how to help our children flourish.  Here are 5 #TEDTalks that will inspire you and encourages us to think differently about the needs of kids when it comes to their future.

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If you only have time for a few Ted Talks, these are some of the best..

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World We Want - youth journalist from Burundi speaks out

World We Want - youth journalist from Burundi speaks out | Education | Scoop.it
The sun is setting, and I have just flown into Bonn, Germany, with Peace Sekamwese, a 16-year-old child journalist from Burundi. It’s Peace’s first time outside of East Africa – and she is over the...
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“Young people’s involvement is in the post-2015 process is important because they are the leaders of today and tomorrow.”

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Obama: "We have to lead the world in education again" - CBS News

Obama: "We have to lead the world in education again" - CBS News | Education | Scoop.it
President rolls out his plan for free community college, declaring that college cannot be a privilege reserved for the few
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In our opinion, more #education equals more #opportunity.  Let's say you work at a restaurant and have a business degree; that degree can help you learn how to navigate your way up the chain to management and even executive degree. 

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Fifty Years After Freedom Summer, the Voting Rights Act Is Needed More Than Ever

Fifty Years After Freedom Summer, the Voting Rights Act Is Needed More Than Ever | Education | Scoop.it

Fifty years ago, Andrew Goodman, a 20-year-old anthropology major at Queens College, went down to Mississippi for Freedom Summer. His first stop was Philadelphia, Mississippi, where he and Mickey Schwerner, a 24-year-old graduate student in social work at Columbia University, and James Chaney, a 21-year-old volunteer with the Congress for Racial Equality from Meridian, Mississippi, were sent to investigate a church burning. Schwerner and Chaney had spoken at Mount Zion Methodist Church over Memorial Day, urging local blacks to register to vote.


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Why Education Matters

Why Education Matters | Education | Scoop.it
The kidnapping of over 300 teenage girls at Chibok Government Girls Secondary School in Nigeria has captivated attention and headlines across the world, inspiring outrage, compassion, and calls to action.  The girls were taken by Boko Haram, whose...
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The kidnapping of hundreds of girls while at school reminds us that education matters and the fear of educated girls is still real in the world.

 

Fact: A 2011 World Bank report found that investing in girls’ education and opportunities in Nigeria and 13 other developing nations could increase a country’s gross domestic product by 1.2% in a single year.

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