Social Innovation News

Take 5: “Where Are the Teachers of Color?” and more…

Here's five social innovation links we are clicking on today: Amplify - New Profit Blog: America Forward's Wednesday ESEA Update "This week marks the beginning of new energy and action around the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (‪ESEA‬)." Click here to get updates about new developments in the ESEA so far. Eater: Meet the Culinary Nonprofit Getting People Out of
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America Forward Hard at Work on ESEA

New Profit's policy arm, America Forward, has been a leader in advocating for more innovative public policy that leads to better outcomes and more efficient use of public resources. Case in point: last year's Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), one of the very few pieces of legislation passed in overwhelming bipartisan fashion by Congress and signed by the President in
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Take 5: “Where Have All The Teachers Gone?” and more…

Here's five social innovation links we are clicking on today: Educators 4 Excellence: Creative Core: How the Common Core supports the arts and where growth is needed "As Governor Cuomo’s educational plans are hotly debated by teachers across New York, in many ways the heart of the conversation is the role of the Common Core standards in our educational future.
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Statement from America Forward: Applauding the Appointment of David Wilkinson as the New Director of the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation

The following is a statement from Deborah Smolover, Executive Director of America Forward and a Managing Partner at New Profit. On the occasion of David Wilkinson’s appointment as the new Director of the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, America Forward and New Profit commend President Barack Obama, and committed partners across the Obama Administration and Congress,
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Take 5: “Blended Learning is a Marathon. So Keep Sprinting!” and more…

Here's five social innovation links we are clicking on today: EdSurge: Blended Learning is a Marathon. So Keep Sprinting! "In terms of buzz amongst educators, blended learning ranks right up there with the adoption of Common Core and Jon Stewart stepping down from the Daily Show. But with so much buzz, it can be hard to separate fact from fiction.
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Take 5: “Thinking Differently About 2015” and more…

Here's five social innovation links we are clicking on today: Amplify: SOTU Cheat Sheet From America Forward "Last night, President Obama delivered his sixth State of the Union address, which focused heavily on income inequality, education, and strengthening the middle class. Below are selected highlights of the speech from America Forward, a nonpartisan initiative of New Profit that advocates for
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Statement Commending President Obama for Leadership on Social Innovation

The following is a statement from Vanessa Kirsch, Founder and CEO of New Profit, and Deborah Smolover, Executive Director of America Forward and Managing Partner at New Profit. On the occasion of Jonathan Greenblatt’s stepping down as director of the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation (SICP), New Profit and America Forward commend Jonathan, President Barack Obama,
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Latest Edition! New Profit News: Exciting News to Share

Here's the latest edition of New Profit News. If you'd like to join our email mailing list, please email communications@newprofit.com. IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS Three New Members Join New Profit Board     We are excited to welcome three visionary leaders to New Profit’s Board of Directors: David Harris, Provost and Senior Vice President at Tufts University; Henry McCance, Chairman Emeritus of Greylock Partners;
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Take 5: “Whatever Happened to ‘We, The People…'” and more…

Here's five social innovation links we are clicking on today: The New York Times: How Can Community Colleges Get a Piece of the Billions That Donors Give to Higher Education? "Educational institutions and services remain the second biggest beneficiaries of philanthropy in the country, after religious organizations, but little of the money flows to community colleges, the mostly public institutions
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Third Sector Capital Partners, Inc. Releases Application for Social Innovation Fund Pay for Success Competition

Winners will receive technical assistance services from Third Sector to assess the feasibility of Pay for Success projects  America Forward and New Profit are partnering with Third Sector Capital Partners, a pay for success advisory firm, on their $1.9M Social Innovation Fund award to explore and expand Pay for Success across the country. Today, Third Sector launched the first of two open competitions
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