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Sponsor Local Artists on Coasters in Metro D.C. Eateries

As part of our mission to use surfaces to inform and engage more people, Learning Life’s D.C. Arts Coaster Initiative aims to publicize the work of metro Washington D.C. artists in an innovative and eye-catching way — on collectible, pulpboard coasters we will distribute in metro D.C. eateries. We are now recruiting five inaugural sponsors.  Each inaugural sponsor that makes ...

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New Report: Most U.S. Students Fail Civics, History & Geography

The majority of American 8th graders failed a nationwide test of proficiency in civics, history and geography in 2014, according to a recent report released by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The report underscores the need for creative approaches to nurture a culture of learning in everyday life. More than 29,000 8th graders in public and private schools ...

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Five Facts on Net Neutrality & Open Internet

The internet has changed the way people find information, conduct business, and keep in touch. For many people, it is an indispensable part of their lives. However, an ongoing struggle is taking place over how the internet is provided and how open it is, a struggle pitting cable companies against “open internet” advocates. The following five facts offer some context ...

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Information, Knowledge & Inequality in Modern Societies

On some basic level, all human societies no matter how old, simple or small, depend on information and knowledge. But information and knowledge are far more developed and central to life in modern societies, even as they become more unequally distributed. The line between “information” and “knowledge” is frequently blurred in ordinary conversation, but it is worth delineating the two ...

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