As the BSA approach their decision to relax their ban on gay involvement in scouting, organizations with strong convictions continue to weigh in.
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Our fingers were singed from this remarkable piece of investigative reporting about the Adelaide L. Sanford Charter School in Newark, New Jersey, and its founder, Fredrica Bey.
A clever advertisement sends two different messages to the viewer based on their height, aiming to reach youth impacted by child abuse.
South Dakota has become the first state in the nation to enact a law to allow teachers and volunteers in schools to carry guns. Similar proposals in other states have all stalled.
Can you guess which nonprofit organization just became the first to chalk up more than one billion views on YouTube?
From ads on windows to toilet paper, public libraries are considering allowing advertising into previously ad-free spaces to help fill gaps created by funding shortages.
Does playing “Grand Theft Auto” or “Call of Duty” potentially turn gamers into real life shooters?
Big Bird, the most famous resident of “Sesame Street,” shunned the limelight during the presidential election, but now appears in a PSA with First Lady Michelle Obama.
After a three-day meeting in Irving, Texas, the Boy Scouts of America releases a statement saying it needs more time to consider whether to lift ban on openly gay scouts.
The Boy Scouts of America will conclude a three-day meeting today on whether or not to change its policy of banning openly gay members from being Boy Scouts.
Last week was National School Choice Week, and proponents of vouchers and charter schools are making themselves seen and heard thanks to funding from the Walton Foundation and others.
According to reports, the Boy Scouts of America are considering reversing their position on prohibiting openly gay members and formal action may come as early as next week.
With over 100 million views, Invisible Children’s Kony 2012 was a viral video sensation last year but the related movement fizzled out. What motivates those who have stuck with it?
The soon-to-be released film Girl Rising, developed by the nonprofit 10x10, is generating lots of buzz via a social media and outreach campaign highlighting challenges of the world’s young women.
A number of youth advocates testified on Capitol Hill last week about the “school-to-prison-pipeline,” offering details about conditions that most people don’t hear about or know about.
The Gates Foundation awarded seven grants totaling nearly $25 million for collaboration between charter schools and traditional public schools, but points of tension remain.
The Central Carolina Community Foundation’s Talk About Giving game is seen as a method of moving kids’ holiday discussion “from ‘I want’ to ‘Let’s give.’”
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids reports that state spending on anti-tobacco programs is at its lowest level since 1998. We suspect states are using tobacco settlement money for other purposes.
Five states will experiment with a longer school day, but whether more in-class time leads to better educational outcomes remains a question that is in some dispute.
Why is it that the Michael J. Fox Foundation always seems to strike us as the exemplary celebrity charity?
Many teachers are unhappy with the Obama administration’s comfortable marriage with school privatization, particularly the emphasis on charter schools and high-stakes testing.
A report from the Institute of Politics at Harvard University suggests that young people are less politically active today than they were four years ago. Are voter education efforts not reaching youth?
Former teacher John T. Tierney takes on advanced placement (AP) courses and his concerns ultimately raise the question of whether the College Board (of SAT fame) is really a nonprofit.
Text messaging is one of the most widespread and popular forms of digital communication, yet many nonprofits aren’t seizing this tool to connect to constituents.
The Boy Scouts of America’s (BSA) attempt to self-police its ranks for sexual molesters has failed, and many chapters reportedly did not respond to allegations in an appropriate way.
Today, the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) will meet in San Francisco. We’d like to hear from some of those in attendance as to what is being discussed.
A Net Impact survey finds that almost 60 percent of students are willing to take a pay cut to work for “a company that represents their values,” but will student loan debt drive them away?
For the first time, U.S. parents have managed to get a school turned over to their control using the “parent trigger law.” The nonprofit group Parent Revolution aided the parents.
The Boston Public Schools Arts Expansion Initiative is an innovative public-private partnership bringing more arts education into the classrooms of Boston Public Schools.
The Montgomery County Board of Education, in a show of support for the county’s LGBTQ students, kicked the gay-healing group, PFOX, to the curb.
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