Applications are now open: Apply to be a TED2017 Fellow

Calling ALL!!! Innovovators:Influencers:Creatives:Visionaries

Check out the Links for TED2017 Fellows Application

Submissions due by: JULY 30 2016

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TF17_Application_blog_article_page (1) Bora Yoon, multi-instrumentalist and composer (upper left); Camille A. Brown, choreographer and dancer (right); David Sengeh, biomechatronics engineer and National Geographic Emerging Explorer. Photo: Lynn Johnson, National Geographic photography fellow (lower left).

If you could pursue your most extraordinary passions, what would you do? Be an asteroid hunter out to save planet Earth? A theater director who brings indigenous voices to the stage? Or a news publisher who helps young people protect freedom of speech in Kyrgyzstan? Yes, real people get to do this incredible work. In fact, they’re all TED2016 Fellows. Even better: applications are now open for you to join the newest class as a TED2017 Fellow.

Welcoming innovators of all kinds, the TED Fellows program is a 400-person global network of makers and doers, a breeding ground of interdisciplinary collaboration that is making a positive impact on the world. The program is designed to catapult careers…

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Street artists from around the world — brought together virtually by TEDx and the Google Cultural Institute

This beautiful mural, created by street artist Peap Tarr in Phnom Penh, looks on fire. It is one of dozens of works highlighted in the Google Cultural Institute. Watch Peap Tarr’s TEDx talk. Alexandre Farto spends his days creating towering works on the buildings of Lisbon and London — portraits of people that mirror urban decay, dissolving… … Continue reading Street artists from around the world — brought together virtually by TEDx and the Google Cultural Institute

Race Matters: Black Preschoolers Are Suspended 3.6 Times More Than Whites Says Department Of Education

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Black Preschoolers Are Suspended 3.6 Times More Than Whites

Did you know that Black preschoolers are more likely to be suspended than their white peers? According to NPR reports:

Remember the black teenager who was thrown from her desk by a school cop? Violence in schools, bullying by other students – these were once dismissed as isolated incidents. But expanded reporting has produced a mountain of data which helps identify patterns of civil rights abuses. The Department of Education now requires information on everything from preschool expulsion rates to whether minority students have access to advanced courses. The latest civil rights data collection has just been released. For more on what it reveals, we’re joined by Anya Kamenetz of NPR’s Ed team.

You know, it’s only been twice so far that the Department of Ed has been collecting these numbers. And I think it surprised a lot of people to…

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