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    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.

    In Memory of Mohammad Ibrahim Sobham

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    The global community of Ashoka deeply mourns the loss of fellow Ibrahim Sobham.

    How 5 Creative Young People Are Addressing Youth Employment In Africa

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    African business and political leaders, including Zambia Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda, have described Africa’s youth employment challenge as a “ticking time bomb.” The deepening gap between young people’s skills and the needs of employers has been linked to education systems that simply are not up to snuff, but also to a general lack of faith in young people as being capable of making meaningful contributions in a global marketplace, sometimes because of cultural and gender biases.

    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

    "Changemaker maker" Ashoka Fellows Recognized by Global Teacher Prize

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    Teachers have an uprecedented role in shaping the future generation.

    Child Labor Movement Leader and Ashoka Fellow Kailash Satyarthi shares the Nobel Peace Prize 2014 with Malala Yousafzai

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    Ashoka is honored to announce the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday, October 10, 2014 to As

    A social entrepreneur's guide to changing the world

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    In 1950 Detroit was an engineering hub: home of Ford Motorcars and the heart of the American auto industry. In 2013 the city filed for bankruptcy, in the largest such claim in US history.