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Obama Speaks on Criminal Justice at 106th NAACP Conference

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Yesterday, the President traveled to Philadelphia to address the NAACP’s 106th national convention. In his remarks, he laid out the reasons why we need to reform America’s criminal justice system, and why we need to invest in our communities and expand opportunity for all Americans. A quick look at the numbers: 2.2 million: The […]

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Obama Hosts a Q&A Session with Young Southeast Asian Leaders

Washington, D.C.  Today, as part of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative, President Obama hosted a meeting with 75 emerging leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) at the White House. The Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative encourages civic and government leaders from Southeast Asia to enhance their leadership skills and work with […]

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Role of Young People, Technology in Future Development Agenda

Seoul, S. Korea.  Continuing his official visit to Republic of Korea, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at two forums today highlighted the importance of youth, education and information communication technologies (ICTs) in shaping the future sustainable development agenda. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the Seoul Digital Forum. U.N. Photo/Evan Schneider. “Data is the new oil. Data […]

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John Wall, Sean John Partner to Outfit HS Seniors For Prom

Washington, D.C.  Washington Wizards guard John Wall has partnered with Sean John to outfit four high school seniors from Eleanor Roosevelt Senior High School with tuxedos for their prom which will take place on May 22. The participating students are part of Future Leaders & Young Entrepreneurs organization (FLYE).  FLYE is a non-profit organization that […]

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$50M Gift to Develop New Leaders at Rice University

Houston, Texas.  With a $50 million gift from venture capitalist John Doerr and his wife, Ann, through their private family foundation, Rice University is planning an unconventional approach to developing students into leaders. Retired Brig. Gen. Tom Kolditz, who has headed leadership training at Yale and West Point, will direct the Doerr Institute for New […]

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On Leadership, College Awards, Cooperates with Foundation

With Ryan D. Turnewitsch 1972: walking up the hill to Marietta Junior High School in Ohio, I never imagined I would one day be working in developing nations around the world – or cooperating with Marietta College to develop the leadership needed to do so. The author receiving Marietta College’s prestigious McDonough Award for Excellence in […]

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Young Leaders of the Americas Meet Obama in Jamaica

. “Wah Gwan, Jamaica?” President Obama headed to Kingston, Jamaica yesterday, meeting with Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller, as well as other Caribbean leaders on the importance of improving energy security and fighting climate change. He later held a town hall with the Young Leaders of the Americas. It is your generation who will shape the […]

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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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