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Amazon commits $15 million to Code.org for computer science education

Awarded through Amazon Future Engineer, the online retailer’s computer science education program, the funding will support initiatives designed to increase students’ awareness of academic and career pathways in computer science and prepare them for success in college-level CS courses and beyond, with a focus on students from underrepresented groups….

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UC Davis receives $1.5 million for African American, African studies

The gift from alumni Lois (’85) and Darryl Goss (’83) will establish the Austin and Arutha Goss Presidential Chair in African American and African Studies, which is named for Darryl Goss’s parents, whom the couple credit with teaching them the value of education and lifelong learning….

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Bristol Myers Squibb awards $11 million for health equity

Part of a $150 million commitment to advance diversity, inclusion, and health equity announced by the company in August, the grants were awarded in support of efforts to boost diversity among clinical researchers, improve access to high-quality care, and increase disease awareness and education in racially diverse and medically underserved communities….

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The Hidden Contributions of Local Staff When Hosting International Development Volunteers

Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Ahead of Print. This exploratory study identifies what additional work-roles local staff take on when their organization hosts a long-term international development volunteer, and explains why they do this. Analyzing interview data from a sample of local employees in Vietnamese organizations, the study identifies five work-roles: two that buttressed “volunteer and organization readiness” (preparing and orienting) and three that facilitated “volunteer performance” (translating, advocating, and mediating). These roles, often outside the formal work-role and expertise of the local employees, added to their cognitive and emotional loads and to a large extent went unrecognized by their employers. They were motivated by a combination of personal benefit (notably, opportunities to learn) and reciprocity norms that appear influenced, in part, by respondents’ cultural conditioning. The implications of this for volunteer-involved organizations, volunteers, and locals are discussed.

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Francis Marion University receives $12.5 million for medical education

The gift from the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation will support a new medical education consortium focused on increasing the number of third- and fourth-year medical school students who come to the Pee Dee region to complete their education….

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Does the Economic Decline of the West and the Rise of China Encourage NGO Crackdown?

Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Ahead of Print. Laws restricting foreign funding to domestically operating nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) have proliferated in developing countries. This is puzzling because Western powers support the norm that NGOs are critical for democracy and development, recommend governments partner with NGOs, and sometimes use trade sanctions to encourage adherence to this norm. We examine whether rising trade with China influences the onset of NGO restrictions. China, which has emerged as an important export destination, articulates a different norm of state sovereignty over NGOs and does not sanction developing countries that enact restrictive NGO laws. Analysis of 153 developing countries from 2000 to 2015 finds that increasing exports to China may double the risk of NGO crackdown, but only when accompanied by declining exports to Western democracies. NGO scholars should recognize there are multiple norms about state-NGO relationship and that norm acceptance is influenced by the economic clout of the power that espouses a particular norm.

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Report highlights impact of effective principals on student outcomes

An update to a 2004 report, the research review commissioned by the Wallace Foundation draws on more than two hundred studies over twenty years and argues that school leaders are even more important to student success than previously believed and that investments in successful strategies to better prepare and support them often lead to large payoffs….

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Sloan Foundation announces 2021 Research Fellowships

A hundred and twenty-eight early-career scientists and scholars in eight disciplines — chemistry, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, computer science, earth systems science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, and physics — will each receive a grant of $75,000 over two years….

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REaD Group supports the Trussell Trust in its fundraising efforts

Data-led insight delivers greater understanding of donors to support charity’s growth London, 17 February 2021 – Data and insight company REaD Group has announced that it is working with the Trussell Trust, supporting the good work the charity does through donor and volunteer engagement and fundraising. The Trussell Trust is a charity that works to end the need for food banks in the UK. It supports a network of more than 1,300 food bank centres…

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