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Education is the Key to a Better Future, But…

“We Must TEACH Them How to LEARN!” By ERIK P.M VERMEULEN Photo by Martin Sanchez on Unsplash Becoming a better writer is a never-ending process of self- learning and discovery. I started to write a piece per week more than a year … Continue reading

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Lives Changed and Lessons Learned

By BETH MASSARO and LOU ANN ROMERO After Hurricane Harvey landed in Texas, students and staff from New Mexico Highlands University traveled to Rockport Texas in Aransas County the last week of September to serve as volunteers in the disaster … Continue reading

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The Blame Game and Lousy Learning Outcomes for Our Students

By BOB SORNSON Can we find someone to blame for the sorry state of public education in America? For years we have played the Blame Game, looking for someone to blame for our lousy state and national educational performance. During … Continue reading

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Reducing Dementia Through Creative Community Building in Nigeria

By AJAO ADEWALE and AJAO ABOYEWA ABIOLA Dementia is group of related symptoms associated with ongoing decline of brain functioning resulting in memory loss, problems with thinking speed, mental sharpness, language and understanding. Dementia currently represent an urgent health problem … Continue reading

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Experience and Relationships Matter

Abington Friends School, a Quaker-based, coed school serving children in preschool through twelfth grade, located in Jenkintown, offers its Upper School students this real world experience through The Center for Experiential Learning. Under the direction of Rosanne Mistretta, the Center … Continue reading

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Change Challenges All of Us

By MICHAEL FRIEL Like many other towns in Vermont, Guilford has seen significant changes in its character and composition over the past several generations. Not too many years ago Guilford was strictly a farming community, with over 25 active dairy … Continue reading

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LIFE: Designing the Lifeline to Independence For the Elderly Project

By KATHRYN HUBER The LIFE Project (Lifeline to Independence For the Elderly) is a major collaborative effort between the American Red Cross Greater Buffalo Chapter and over ten community organizations. It is a pilot program in its first stages. This … Continue reading

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A Beacon Aglow: An Institute of Community in The Mountains of Vermont

By SHEILA BAILEY I’d like to share an experience that gave me greater confidence in how much of an impact Place Based Service-Learning can have on improving education and the quality of life, in this case in a small, rural … Continue reading

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Smaller Schools Build Close-Knit Communities and More Positive Learning

By JEN RITA “The size of the school does not inhibit personal interaction; it encourages it. Small schools typically serve a community nucleus. This invites strong support from parents and community members as well as closer working relationships among the … Continue reading

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