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UNICEF celebrates global innovation and a children’s rights milestone

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It’s been 25 years since the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child and UNICEF is marking the milestone with an interactive call to action.

The UN agency, which works on behalf of children globally, has published an online version of its yearly “State of the World’s Children” report. While the assessment praises improvements in child mortality rates, water and education over the last quarter century, it also stresses advancements yet to be made and the people…

New York City approves use of Google Chromebooks in public schools

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The New York City Department of Education announced Monday that it had approved Google’s Chromebooks for use in the city’s public classrooms — which represent roughly 1 million students and 1,800 schools.

The DOE also authorized the use of Google Apps for Education, and put together a guide to implementing Chromebooks and Google utilities into the classroom.

Google has touted Chromebooks as useful education tools in the past, and indeed,…

Doing it for the kids: StubHub concerts drum up music education funds

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BROOKLYN, New York — Like many musicians, Walk The Moon frontman Nicholas Petricca rewards his avid fans with something special at the end of each concert

A sweaty teenage boy, who belted every lyric in the front row at a show this week, earned the set list that was scribbled on a paper plate. Another boy, half his age and half his height, rocked out so hard in his pink shirt that Petricca rewarded him with a beat up drum stick.

Doing it for the kids: StubHub concerts drum up music education funds

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BROOKLYN, New York — Like many musicians, Walk The Moon frontman Nicholas Petricca rewards his avid fans with something special at the end of each concert

A sweaty teenage boy, who belted every lyric in the front row at a show this week, earned the set list that was scribbled on a paper plate. Another boy, half his age and half his height, rocked out so hard in his pink shirt that Petricca rewarded him with a beat up drum stick.

Seinfeld cast star in YouTube mashup of Australian ‘politics about nothing’

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Local YouTube maestro Huw Parkinson, who has made it his duty to chronicle the finest moments in Australian politics by sewing them into film and television scenes, is back and that is great news for everybody.

His latest effort sees Seinfeld characters face off in a parliament about nothing and deflect criticisms in their trademark immoral and downright absurd manner

What better way to respond to scrutiny of controversial education policy than employ the no-nonsense approach of the Soup…

In Ebola-Ravaged Liberia, No Education Plan for 1.4 Million Students

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Ebola’s deadly grip on Liberia has forced education to fall by the wayside.

Public and private schools were shut down in July, and no additional plan was provided on how children would continue their education. Nearly three months later, the doors of the 4,413 schools remain closed with no indication of when they will reopen for 1.4 million school-aged children currently without access to education.

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Malala Yousafzai Is the Youngest Nobel Peace Prize Recipient

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Malala Yousafzai, a 17-year-old fearless children’s rights activist, made history when she became the youngest person ever to win a Nobel Peace Prize on Friday

The prize was awarded jointly to Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi, 60, of India for their work fighting for children’s rights and education. Yousafzai has dedicated her young life to furthering girls’ education

“Despite her youth, Malala Yousafzai has already fought…

Man Rescued After Failing to Travel Around Bermuda Triangle via Inflatable Bubble

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Prepare for a bout of seasickness-induced inspiration

Reza Baluchi, a well-known extreme marathon runner, was attempting to travel around the Bermuda Triangle (from Miami to Bermuda to Peurto Rica, and then back to Miami, approximately 1,033 miles one way) using only an inflatable bubble. Baluchi’s mission was to raise money for Plant Unity, his non-profit organization that provides children with basic living needs and education

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The Government Is Trying to Win the Hong Kong Battle With Mind Games

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HONG KONG — The group that wins this battle is the one of stronger mind.

The government is fighting for control with manipulation; the people are fighting for democracy with peace.

Using non-violent resistance, popularized by Indian leader Ghandi to secure independence from Britain in 1947, the students and protest groups of Hong Kong have attempted to use love and solidarity to overcome what they…

5 Reasons Paper Currency Should Be Eliminated

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In 2015, the Apple Watch will likely prompt millions of consumers to stop digging into their pockets for their cell phone and possibly ditch their wallets. Many economists are arguing that governments should consider doing something similar

The movement for a cashless society has been gaining momentum over the past decade or so, but now it is technologically possible. Still, getting a country of 315 million people to throw away their pennies and dollars and instead embrace digital wallets…


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