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Posted by: Shelley Hoss on 10/28/2013 | [PRC_COMMENTCOUNT] Comments

"Think pink." During October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we see that phrase everywhere. But what does it really mean? Should we donate more or do walks to help fund research to find a cure? Or is it about building “awareness,” which means every person should not just remember and honor those who have battled the disease, but commit to evaluating their own health to make sure a potentially treatable condition isn't allowed to progress simply because it was not detected early enough?

Posted by: Jack Shaw on 10/24/2013 | [PRC_COMMENTCOUNT] Comments

There are not enough resources in the world to overcome poverty head-on. Thus, available resources should primarily be used to empower people to create their own success. This will result in lower levels of poverty over time.
Posted by: Shelley Hoss on 10/21/2013 | [PRC_COMMENTCOUNT] Comments

Math. Or, rather, math!!! For generations the concepts of math have struck terror in those not gifted with the “math gene.” But what if we were exposed to math in ways that included visual concepts, fit every type of learner and transcended language barriers? That would be a game-changer, wouldn't it?

Posted by: Shelley Hoss on 10/14/2013 | [PRC_COMMENTCOUNT] Comments

When Dick and Mary Allen’s granddaughter, Hannah, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 2, it altered the course of their lives. Knowing the gravity of the condition, the Allens committed to learning everything they could about the disease and what would be needed to care for Hannah. Most importantly, they also learned how she could learn to care for herself so she could live as healthy and normal a life as possible. 

Posted by: Shelley Hoss on 10/7/2013 | [PRC_COMMENTCOUNT] Comments

Sunday was World Teachers’ Day, a time to honor individuals who devote themselves to creating life-long learners and preparing our next generation for success in school and life. And, these days, they have a variety of new tools and strategies with which to achieve those goals.