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Spotlight on Academy Fellow: Ecology Project International Celebrates 15th anniversary

Since 2000, co-founders Scott Pankratz (Academy Fellow) and Julie Osborn of Ecology Project International have been integrating art, culture and science programs to help local and international youths learn more about threatened species and habitats. Friday, June 5, marked the 15-year anniversary of Ecology Project International. One of their students drew the non-profit’s logo, displayed by Scott in the photo.

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A Milestone Reached for Academy Next Generation Leader, Kim Kita

Academy Fellow Kim Kita has spent the last two years leading the efforts to bring CSU’s vision of an international Center into reality. Kim’s focus has been to create a genuine presence for CSU in Baja California Sur such that the newly opened educational center functions as a vibrant hub for dialogue, learning, and exchange. “There are issues of deep […]

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Reflections

The SoL Journal
on Knowledge, Learning, and Change
If you have spent much time in New York airports, you have probably had some exchanges or experiences with airline staff and passengers that were less than cordial, perhaps even uncooperative. As this email excerpt, written by passenger Gerry McNamara, illustrates, when U.S. Air flight 1549 ditched into the Hudson River on January 15, […]

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PBS – A New Partner In Fostering Systems Literacy

On behalf of Linda Booth Sweeney:

PBS Learning Media has become a new partner in our collective efforts to foster systems literacy!   With support from the Kendeda Foundation, we’ve put together a free, media-based resource to foster systems literacy.  For students ages 5-25, and their teachers:  http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/systemsliteracy/ .

Here’s what I find most exciting about this collection:  much of our education remains focused on discrete disciplines (e.g., math, […]

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Taking sustainable agriculture to scale

Cool Farm Tool wins awards for taking sustainable agriculture to scale
Winner of the hotly-contested ‘Practice with Science’ Award and used by major agri-food businesses, the Cool Farm Tool establishes new legal footing with the Cool Farm Alliance CIC to further scale sustainable agriculture.
January 20 – Winning the Oxford Farming Conference/Royal Agricultural Society of England Practice with Science award in the […]

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Spotlight on one of our Founders

Axiom News recently posted a story of a powerful gift Academy Founding Member, Charles Holmes, brings to the world
What Listening Creates Such Connection?
When listening deeply into the words of another person, intention and action can roll seamlessly into one. 

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The Triple Focus: A New Approach to Education

 

 

“Two seminal thinkers have written a slim book with big ideas that are well worth pondering.”
–Howard Gardner, co-author of The App Generation

92 pages
Daniel Goleman and Peter Senge provide educators with a rationale for incorporating three core skill sets in the classroom—understanding self, other, and the larger systems within which we operate—and show why these competencies are needed to help students […]

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U.S. Gets Low Scores for Innovation in Education

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/marketplacek12/2014/07/us_gets_low_scores_for_innovation_in_education.html

By Michele Molnar on July 20, 2014 9:11 PM | 8 Comments

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U.S. schools and classrooms rank near the bottom among the countries studied in a first-ever report on education innovation by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, or OECD.

Only the Czech Republic and Austria ranked lower, with New Zealand tying the United States in the OECD’s point system, which used data spanning 2000 to 2011. […]

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Third Global Forum for Business as an Agent of World Benefit

What?

Flourish & Prosper: The Third Global Forum for Business as an Agent of World Benefit explores how cutting-edge innovators and forward-thinking leaders are moving beyond traditional notions of social responsibility and sustainability. Participants will examine and embrace the new spirit of business—the shift to “full-spectrum flourishing.”

Unlike typical business conferences, Flourish & Prosper will offer participants the opportunity to learn from […]

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Roca Chosen to Lead

Roca Chosen to Lead a First-in-the-Nation
 ‘Pay for Success’ Effort in Massachusetts
Gov. Patrick, State Leaders Hailed for Innovative Effort to Deliver Meaningful Outcomes
August 1, 2012
Chelsea, MA – August 1, 2012 – Roca has been selected to help lead the nation’s first ever ‘pay for success’ effort, named by Governor Deval Patrick today as an initial successful bidder for two Social […]

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