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Cultural heritage is a child’s right, so let’s celebrate International Mother Language Day

February 21, 2018 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure


As much as these divisive times concern advocates of multiculturalism and human rights, so too do they concern linguists and educators.

With the rise of populist nationalism, the threat of walls between sovereign neighbours, religious profiling, and suspicion of regional integration, we worry what the resulting political milieu means for migrant and Indigenous languages. Language is, after all, a salient index of culture.

An assault on cultural diversity is synonymous with an assault on linguistic diversity.The question is whether minority communities, whose language and culture differ from the mainstream but who are rightfully accepted as new migrants and citizens, should be […]

Read the text of Mayor Steve Adler’s State of the City address

February 20, 2018 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure


Below is the prepared text for Mayor Steve Adler’s State of the City address. This text was provided before the mayor’s speech began Tuesday evening at City Hall, and his spoken remarks may deviate from this format.

Mayor Pro Tem and my colleagues on the Council, Manager Cronk, distinguished guests, and fellow Austinites:

Before I begin, I want to thank Consul General Carlos Gonzalez Gutierrez of Mexico for introducing me this evening.People don’t realize that how closely we are working together these days. It hasn’t always been so. Used to be we saw each other only at happy occasions, like […]

EDC launches economic inclusion initiative

February 20, 2018 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure


Today, EDC launched a data-driven initiative to drive economic growth and inclusion in the region. Catalyzed by San Diego’s participation in the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program learning lab in 2017, EDC released research that highlights the region’s economic pain points and necessity for an employer-led approach to tackling inclusivity issues.

“ Despite record-low unemployment and a renowned innovation ecosystem, San Diego has an inclusion problem that cannot be ignored ,” said Mark Cafferty, president and CEO, San Diego Regional EDC. “ Small businesses cannot compete with larger corporations, while one million people cannot afford to live here. This initiative […]

The Millennial’s New World Order

February 20, 2018 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure


This past weekend I was once again lucky enough to attend the 31 st Annual Camden Conference , a nonpartisan citizens’ forum that puts our state at the epicenter of global debates. This year’s focus, “New World Disorder and America’s Future” allowed the general public, high school, and college students to reflect on the current dynamics of the international system and its impact on the United States. Influenced by the current nationalism and protectionism marketed by the current administration, the expert’s “glocal” approach constructed a present and a future reality that oscillated between darkness and dim light. In between […]

Economic Mobility For All

February 19, 2018 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

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I’m retired from more than 40 years in the field of education now volunteering as a youth counselor in the greater Charlotte, North Carolina area. Most of my work these days is online although I do occasionally have the opportunity to visit with basketball teams, school groups, and parent/youth church groups to lead small group discussions on Nextstep2911 topics: character, choices, and careers. I avoid the topics we will never solve like world hunger, and confront only those things we can change.

Social media generates several thousand hits per month, and I do respond to all questions and […]

Facebook’s next project: American inequality

February 19, 2018 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure


Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is quietly cracking open his company’s vast trove of user data for a study on economic inequality in the U.S. — the latest sign of his efforts to reckon with divisions in American society that the social network is accused of making worse.

The study, which hasn’t previously been reported, is mining the social connections among Facebook’s American users to shed light on the growing income disparity in the U.S., where the top 1 percent of households is said to control 40 percent of the country’s wealth. Facebook is an incomparably rich source of information for […]

Amid major shifts, Budget 2018 positions S’pore for the future: Heng Swee Keat

February 19, 2018 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

This year’s Budget seeks to position the Republic for the future through what Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat called a “strategic and integrated plan”. Photo: Nuria Ling/TODAY

This year’s Budget seeks to position the Republic for the future through what Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat called a “strategic and integrated plan”. Photo: Nuria Ling/TODAY SINGAPORE — Against the backdrop of a shift in global economic weight towards Asia, the emergence of new technologies and an ageing domestic population, this year’s Budget seeks to position the Republic for the future through what Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat called a “strategic and integrated plan”.

The Budget will build on Singapore’s strong position and develop a more vibrant and innovative economy, improve liveability and strengthen the social safety nets.

To prepare […]

Amid major shifts, Budget 2018 positions Singapore for the future, says finance minister

February 19, 2018 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

Singapore’s Budget 2018 seeks to position the Republic for the future through what Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat called a ‘strategic and integrated plan’. — Picture by Nuria Ling/TODAY

Singapore’s Budget 2018 seeks to position the Republic for the future through what Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat called a ‘strategic and integrated plan’. — Picture by Nuria Ling/TODAY SINGAPORE, Feb 19 — Against the backdrop of a shift in global economic weight towards Asia, the emergence of new technologies and an ageing domestic population, this year’s Budget seeks to position the Republic for the future through what Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat called a “strategic and integrated plan”.

The Budget will build on Singapore’s strong position and develop a more vibrant and innovative economy, improve liveability and strengthen the […]

WLOX Editorial: BP settlement money belongs in South Mississippi

February 18, 2018 ·  · Topic: BP Settlement  · Relevance: not sure


SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) –

Here’s the latest on the money coming to the state of Mississippi from BP because of the oil disaster. It’s the same as before. People who don’t live anywhere near the coast want a chunk of the money.

The coast counties took the hit from the BP Oil disaster of 2010 and $750 million is headed to the state from BP over the next 15 years. One of the plans at the state legislative level is to create 11 districts around the state to share the money. No plan yet on how much that sharing will be.Coast […]

Alencia Johnson: Advancing Economic Mobility Through Reproductive Agency

February 18, 2018 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

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About the #BEENBOSS Ser ies: In honor of Black History Month, Walker’s Legacy is proud to launch its #BEENBOSS video series designed to take a deeper look into the contributions that Black women have made and continue to make in fields of education, politics, health, and business. Each featured profile draws a connection to historical trailblazers such as Mary Jane McLeod Bethune, Shirley Chisholm, Mary Beatrice Davidson Kenner, and Madam C.J. Walker to discuss present-day strategies for success for aspiring and established women. With increased access to birth control, we saw an increase of women going to college, and […]