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FRESH TALK: Ann Hamilton and Emily Pilloton—How can makers change the world?

Ann Hamilton, an internationally renowned visual artist and self-described maker, joins Emily Pilloton, designer, builder, and educator, to talk about the relevance of hands-on learning and how the experience of making things can inspire the…
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201 Artists You Should Remember This International Women’s Day

In honor of International Women's Day, the Huffingtonpost revived an article they initially wrote in 2016. The article is an in-depth profile of the 201 artists that should be remembered. Read the full post
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Freedom Day: April 13, 2017

National Freedom Day honors the signing of a resolution that proposed the 13th amendment of the nation's constitution on February 1, 1865. Abraham Lincoln, who was the president at the time, signed the resolution to outlaw slavery. The National…
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The Constitution and the federal budget process

The state of the federal budget will be a hot topic of discussion as the new Trump administration and a Republican-controlled Congress set spending priorities in a contentious Washington environment. Here's a brief look from Constitution Daily…
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Economist Article: How to teach citizenship in schools

From The Economist: IN 2012 David Souter, a retired justice of the Supreme Court, argued that the greatest threat to American democracy was neither a foreign invasion nor a military coup, but ignorance about how government functions. “An…
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Announcing Halcyon: A New Nonprofit Organization Devoted to the Power of Human Creativity

Co-Founders Dr. Sachiko Kuno and Kate Goodall are delighted to announce the launch of Halcyon, a new public nonprofit* evolved from S&R Foundation, a private foundation that supports a diverse group of changemakers in art, science, and social…
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Preorder the New Studio Album from the YMCA Jerusalem Youth Chorus

Pre-order of بيت home בית. You get 3 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it's released Pre-order now
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iCivics was proudly named among the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Education by Fast Company

On February 13, 2017, iCivics – the civic education nonprofit founded by retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor – was proudly named among the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Education by Fast Company. The ranking…
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A Video Game Game Can Help Kids Make Sense Of Post-Election Chaos

Originally posted on Article By Jordan Shapiro Could video games be the cure for our political ails? In the past few months, election themed educational games by iCivics are approaching the popularity commercial games. They’ve…