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    At 'Empathy in Action,' a Movement Begins

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    Think back to your third-grade report card. Remember the subjects? Math, Reading, Science, and Physical Education probably come to mind. But Empathy? Probably not.   

    Empathy Evolving

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    Reflections from Ashoka Fellow David Castro on the inaugural Empathy in Action gathering in Washington, D.C.

    Ashoka Fellow Mary Gordon Launches Roots Of Empathy In the UK at the House of Lords

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    On 26th November (2012) the official launch of the innovative Roots of Empathy programme took place at a reception in the House of Lords in London.

    Washington Post Front Page Story: D.C. classrooms welcome babies in effort to teach empathy

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    Maury is one of five D.C. elementary schools attempting to harness the disarming power of infants to help students recognize and deal with emotions in themselves and their classmates. The babies, in other words, are meant to help teach children how to be kind.

    The Most Important Teaching Skill in the History of the Universe

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    Gloria Perez smiled as she closed down the snack-stand after a busy day. The market survey she conducted turned out to be a good idea—she was really glad that she and her employees had the foresight to think like her customers. After all, it doesn’t make sense to sell cupcakes when the consumers want brownies. Believe it or not, Gloria isn’t (yet) an independent businesswoman. She is student at Cunningham Elementary School in Austin, TX. Gloria is also an English language learner, and when she first arrived at Cunningham, she spoke very limited English.

    Future of Work: What Skills Will Help Us Keep Pace?

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    From Elon Musk’s tweet that artificial intelligence may be more dangerous than nuclear weapons to the growing clamor of voices warning robots will

    Teaching the "New Literacy"

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    Unless you’re off the grid, you’d have see evidence across four national television networks. Think It Up, a celebrity-studded production, raised money for our schools that major donors matched.  Along with initiatives dedicated to improving STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) education, it highlighted the work of Start Empathy, which prioritizes changemaking and empathy skills in school curricula and culture. This is a fast-growing movement, with an emerging Changemaker Schools network in the United States and worldwide.