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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

UPDATED

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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La Paz Documentary

In 1978, the clam population in La Paz, Mexico was devastated by hurricane Liza and over-fishing. NOS, together with key partners, worked with the community to restore the clams and revive the fishing economy. We wish to share the story through a documentary to inspire and educate other coastal communities tackling large-scale systemic and transformative efforts around the world.
 

 

La Paz […]

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Green Biz – Meet the Father-Daughter Green Team

Reposted from Green Biz
By Ellen Weinreb
Published February 19, 2014

Last year I shared a story of sustainability sisters Annie and Amy Longsworth. Today, I’d like you to meet father-daughter duo Hal Hamilton and Margaret Henry. Hal is the founder and co-director of Sustainable Food Lab. Margaret is the director of sustainability and corporate social responsibility at Sodexo.

http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2014/02/19/meet-father-daughter-green-team […]

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