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ASPEN IDEAS FESTIVAL
STEM has become the Beyoncè of the curriculum
Director, Center for Public Education
STEM is steadily earning a place as the dazzling star in the high school curriculum and for good reason. The benefit of high
Aspen Ideas Festival 2015
There is so much to say about the Aspen Ideas Festival, it's hard to know where to begin. It was the best yet! Congratulations Kitty Boone and Walter Isaacson and to their wonderful staff. The format is always fascinating.
Deepak Chopra Shares Methods to Achieve Optimum Wellbeing
Katherine Grygo is a contributing writer to the Aspen Idea Blog at the Aspen Institute. The use of technology and innovation
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How The New York Public Library Is Bridging The Digital Divide
The 11th annual Aspen Ideas Festival drew impressive crowds to the picturesque Colorado mountain town in late June, inspiring
Five Great Moments from Aspen Ideas Festival 2015
Executive Director, Aspen Institute's Business and Society Pro...
My advice for newcomers: skip the pundits and lean in to innovative change agents -- the "makers" who work across the spectrum of business, arts, education and politics. You know an event is a success when your hope for the future is renewed.
Changing the World With Film
At the Shreveport Zoo, I met a crippled former circus elephant, Shirley, who had lived alone for over 20 years. Elephants are a matriarchal species with a tight family hierarchy and close bonds.
In DC, Each Education Challenge Represents an Opportunity to Innovate
Chancellor, DC Public Schools (DCPS)
We have set the tone in the district over the past several years with a motto of "we are DCPS and we can do this." Over the coming weeks, our students will take the Aspen Challenge head on, and I am going to be squarely in their corner cheering them on.
Ex-Kroger CEO Admits He Was Paid A 'Ludicrous' Amount
"While I don't really defend that amount, it even seems ludicrous to me," said Dillion. "It wasn't that ludicrous at the
An Open Letter to the Media and to Global Parents
Molly Alexander Darden
Journalist; Founder/Editor, First Rate America: Choosing the G...
With all the conflicts going on these days, of course it's natural for journalists to cover every gory aspect of them. I get that. The thing is, that you're repeating the same old story of blame and accusation.
Top 10 YouTube Channels for Leaders
Larry P. Thomas
Leading Educator. Educating Leaders.™
Over the last year I've subscribed to a number of YouTube channels that have consistently helped me identify new trends, understand best practices, and spot high-impact opportunities. Here is a list of my favorites.
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Poetic Justice: Young Poets and the Good Society
Director of Seminars, The Aspen Institute
What happens when a group of young men and women -- all award-winning high school poets -- come together to attend the Aspen Ideas Festival? They, more than most, are the young custodians of the language and the creative forces of its future. And the future is bright indeed.
Working Across Sectors Creates More Opportunity for America's Youth
CEO, Melody Barnes Solutions; Chair, Aspen Forum for Community...
The OYIF awarded grants to fund promising cross-sector collaboration in communities seeking to build successful education and employment opportunities for young people disconnected from work and school.
CON GAMES: Do GMOs Make Us Gods or Monsters?
Novelist, Screenwriter, Journalist, Blogger
Were you to genetically engineer the chief technology officer (CTO) of the Monsanto Company, you might have to manufacture
Rep. John Lewis on the 'Unfinished Work' in the Civil Rights Movement
Senior Digital Editor and Producer, the Aspen Institute
At the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival, the Congressman and civil rights leader -- who is the last remaining speaker from the 1963 March on Washington -- reflected on his experience protesting during the Jim Crow era and the new graphic novel
, which he co-authored, about the movement.
No, Millennials Aren't Obsessed With Hooking Up
Despite all the evidence, it seems the message isn't getting through. How many faulty panel discussions and New York Times
Why Can Men Have it All and Women Can't?
Founder, Simply Be Good, a health & lifestyle consulting compa...
We have the opportunity to create whatever life we would like to live, to pursue whatever professional goals we have for ourselves, to fulfill our desires in a way that makes us happy.
3 Points of Hope on Climate Change: Back to the Future 2014 to 2024
Executive Director, Aspen Institute's Business and Society Pro...
There is no more important challenge than the need to address climate change, and with my 2024 hat on, it's a relief to say we are now winning the war and will avoid catastrophe. How did it happen?
Our Financial Services System in 2024: Inclusion for All
Director, Aspen Institute Microenterprise Fund for Innovation,...
Too often, these small business owners lack the credit scores needed to access reasonably-priced credit, or savings or a credit card to help them weather the ebbs and flows of a new or growing enterprise.
Former NSA Head Takes On ACLU Director In Debate
What Will The World Look Like 50 Years From Now? (VIDEO)
Dr. Brian Enquist, an expert in ecology and evolutionary biology, brings to life a geographic inventory of forest assets
Food Security Is National Security
Chair of the Aspen Institute's Middle East Programs and Senior...
As we consider this new architecture we need to run, not walk, as we are all mindful of the stunning impact that climate change is having on meeting and feeding the next nine billion. We must engage, not embrace the globalization of indifference.
Bringing Teens Into the Conversation About Suicide Prevention
Christopher Gandin Le
CEO of Emotion Technology
After all these incredible efforts, not only are people still dying by suicide, but the data tells us that the number of people dying has actually increased over the past decade.
Teens Can Be Our Best Innovators
Superintendent, Los Angeles Unified School District
Over the course of seven weeks, 160 high school students from throughout the Los Angeles Unified School District created innovative solutions to real societal problems posed by some of the world's greatest thinkers.
Dr. Susan Engel, Development Psychologist, On How To Raise A Happy And Healthy Child (VIDEO)
At the Aspen Ideas Festival in June, Engel talked to HuffPost Live about the mistakes parents make while raising their children
Hibaaq Osman Speaks Out Against Arab Governments Abandoning Women's Rights At Aspen Ideas Festival (VIDEO)
This video is part of a series of interviews with speakers, attendees and panelists at The Aspen Ideas Festival, produced
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