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There’s an old adage about the power of teaching a person to fish so he can feed himself for life. Unfortunately, many communicators aren’t applying that wise counsel when engaging parents and caregivers as advocates for education change. To create those powerful voices, communicators must train the next generation to fish. Whether the debate ...

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Parent Engagement Blog Photo 7-17-17

There’s an old adage about the power of teaching a person to fish so he can feed himself for life. Unfortunately, many communicators aren’t applying that wise counsel when engaging parents and caregivers as advocates for education change. To create those powerful voices, communicators must train the next generation to fish. Whether the debate ...

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Career and technical education (CTE) is getting quite a bit of love this year. In June, the House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Act—the main piece of federal legislation governing these types of programs—with a focus on giving states greater autonomy in funding CTE and aligning it with local ...

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Carter Collins, Account Executive, VOX Dallas, co-authored this article. It’s June. That means the rainbow flag is everywhere throughout corporate America. The month, the anniversary of the LGBT rights movement, gives companies a platform to show support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ+) community — including their ...

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Let Go of the Controls — and We Can Fly

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On the Floor, and in the Air, at the Largest Unmanned and Robotic Trade Show “The Terminator” … “the robots are taking over mankind,” several engineers said — only half in jest — when asked at the AUVSI’s XPONENTIAL 2017 what they believe most worries consumers and policymakers about their technology. Over the last several days, many of the ...

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Jessica Abensour co-authored this article. How can organizations effectively create long-term, sustainable social impact? It’s a question that many organizations are grappling with. In an attempt to answer this question, Boston College professors and leading thinkers in the social impact movement, Mary Cronin and Tiziana Dearing, brought ...

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This is What F-Minus CSR Looks Like

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Written by Kyle Groetzinger, VOX DC Intern It’s a familiar scene to anyone who has paid attention to the news over the last year: Young people carrying brightly colored protest signs as they march down a blocked off street. A line of stoic police officers around the perimeter of the march, blue lights flashing behind them. Suddenly the scene ...

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This is what A+ CSR Looks Like

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Unless you were living under a rock or couldn’t tear yourself away from the livestream of April the pregnant giraffe you probably were aware that yesterday was International Women’s Day. Companies big and small celebrated and recognized the day in lots of different ways.  A few school districts in Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina closed ...

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Allison Kopp co-authored this post. The battle over Betsy DeVos’ Senate confirmation as Education Secretary may be over, but the debate over school choice is just heating up. DeVos’ contentious confirmation process demonstrated that school choice remains a polarizing and politicized issue. While education reforms like charter schools have ...

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Our nation is politically divided and myriad channels exist for us to share our diversity of opinions online. As individuals, we use social media disclaimers like, “these thoughts are my own” or “my views don’t speak for my employer.” Then, we let our friends and followers know exactly what we think. Corporate ...

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From the early days of his campaign to last week’s inaugural address, President Trump has consistently emphasized free trade agreements and immigration as the main threats to economic prosperity in the U.S. Consequently, his administration intends to “follow two simple rules; buy American and hire American,” the president said during his ...

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