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How Two Crazy Reading Ladies Teach Even Crazier Reading Skills

The expectations of middle school are daunting enough without the added challenges for students with learning disabilities. Students who have difficulty with reading skills and comprehension find themselves at a disadvantage that has repercussions academically and socially. Fortunately, Horace Mann Middle School in Franklin, Massachusetts, has Erin O’Leary and Mary Cotillo, affectionately known by their […]

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Inspiration at the Skoll World Forum

I recently returned from my 14th Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship in Oxford, England. You might wonder, why on earth would someone go to a conference 14 years in a row? I go because it is the best place in the world for meaningful discussions about making the world a better place. There are […]

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Benetech Signs Agreement with EIFL to Expand Access to International Libraries Using Bookshare

An agreement between Benetech and Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL), a nonprofit that works with libraries to enable access to knowledge, enables 41 countries to take a monumental leap closer to knowledge without borders. The agreement provides discounted access to Bookshare, the world’s largest library of accessible ebooks for people who cannot read standard print. […]

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Game Designers and Human Rights Defenders Unite!

If you were creating a video game character with the goal of making her the most effective human rights defender she could be, what skills would you give her? Maybe she’d have exceptional interviewing skills, or a strong understanding of physical and digital security practices, or she might be well versed in various advocacy strategies. […]

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