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Bill Gates Invests in Improving Teacher Performance

Bill Gates wants to help teachers get good and real feedback to improve their performance. Apparently the US is ranked 15th (tied with Iceland and Poland) in reading, 23rd in science and 31st in math. That’s not good enough for … Continue reading

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The Untapped Potential of Girls: A Talk by Nobel Peace Prize Winner Leymah Gbowee

Take a look below at this wonderful talk by Lehmah Gbowee, a Liberian peace activist. Leymah is an extraordinary woman who is working tirelessly on behalf of women and girls around the world. Her message is simple: every girl has … Continue reading

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Isabel Allende- an inspiring woman

Isabel Allende is an inspiration to me.  I’m not just talking about her books, most of which are quite wonderful.  Among my favorites: Paula, which produced one of the most stimulating and thoughtful discussions in my book group about death, mother-daughter … Continue reading

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