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“United we can shape the future” – Jeremy Corbyn’s speech to conference

The full text of Jeremy Corbyn’s speech to Labour conference: Thank you for that introduction. And how brilliant it is to see the hall here in Liverpool, absolutely packed for the Labour conference, well I say it’s packed but Virgin Trains assure me there are 800 empty seats. Either way Conference, it’s a huge pleasure to be holding our party’s annual gathering here in this fantastic city that has shaped...

The Community Word

The Future Is Coming to a School Near You Creativity has always been a core strength of our country, and in today’s ever-changing world creativity is more in demand than ever. Companies around the world list creativity and innovation as their top priority for hiring.   That’s good news because in Illinois we are taking steps to become the national leader in arts education. On June 16, 2016, the Illinois...

How Big Business Tamed Disruption

When we immigrated to the U.S., my parents dreamed of capitalism. They didn’t say it that way…to a six-year-old. But they knew the U.S. was nothing like Soviet-era communism. There, your options were only as good as your connections. And always worse than the borscht. In the U.S., people could dream. Not fantasies, like “I want to be a princess.” (Though I’m often mistaken for Rapunzel.) No, in the...

Uganda: Can’t Teach, Can’t Learn! the Story of Mass Mis-Education in Uganda

COLUMN By Daniel K. Kalinaki A couple of years ago I was invited, along with a few other hacks, to speak to high school students at Brookhouse School on the outskirts of Nairobi. As is often the case with these things, I still believe I was only invited because none of the clever journalists in Kenya were available or willing to drive across the city in daytime traffic. I went because I was curious. This was...

Building a Better Business Education for Catholics

What do Koch Industries’ “Market-Based Management” and Catholic Social Doctrine have in common? More than you might think. This statement probably sounds pretty strange. After all, the Catholic Church is the bride of Christ, the earthly messenger of God’s kingdom, charged with leading all souls to heaven. Charles Koch, for his part, is an entrepreneur from Wichita, Kansas, who runs one of the largest...

Letters Supporting School Board Candidates and Parcel Tax

Why I’ll Vote for Bob Poppenga by Chian Ohler In a town that is full of highly educated people with infinite number of ideological arguments, Bob Poppenga brings a breath of fresh air to the school board election. During his run for the school board in 2014, I had a chance to talk to Bob, a vet school professor at UCD with double doctorates (DVM and Ph.D.). Expecting campaign rhetoric from him, I was...

Mayor Emanuel and the speech of his life

Nothing Mayor Rahm Emanuel can say at his crime policy speech Thursday night will stop the violence that’s coming Chicago’s way this weekend. He’ll talk about the addition of hundreds more police, about education, tougher gun sentences for repeat felons. And he’s expected to take a great political risk in talking about the lack of proper parenting in the most violent, impoverished neighbourhoods,...

An inspirational Religious Education Convocation

Father Alejandro Lopez-Cardinale, from Venezuela, leads a Spanish-language workshop, “El Catequista: Testigo Vivo del Evangelio,” during last Saturday’s diocesan Catechetical Convocation at Paul VI High School, Haddon Township. Catechetical Convocation: ‘Know, Love, and Serve’ Above, Dr. Saundra Kennedy helps catechists learn to “Know, Love, and Serve” their students, as keynote speaker for last...

Fancy an exciting mentorship with Baboró?

For those with an interest in working creatively with early years children (0 – 6 years ), look no further than this exciting opportunity with Baboró International Arts Festival for Children. Baboró is inviting two successful candidates to join artists Deirdre Rogers and Órla Kelly (Director of Early Childhood Creativity ) as mentees for the week of the festival (October 17 – 23 ). Deirdre and Órla are...

IN FULL: Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande on 2017 university fees

Good morning ladies and gentlemen of the media‚ and thank you very much for making time to be here for this important announcement. Fees moratorium will protect the rich: Nzimande  Our public universities are a significant national asset. They empower the next generation with skills and knowledge‚ and contribute significantly to the ability of our economy to compete globally through innovative and appropriate...