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The Paper Diet: A New Way (Not) To Think About Paper

Publication date: 
01/2013

The Paper Diet began in 2011 where “Beyond the Recycling Bin” ended, with results that show grantmakers’ interest in greening and understanding of the key practices required to lessen the use of paper and increase content efficiency. In 2010, the amount of paper recovered for recycling averaged 334 pounds for each person living in the U.S., according to the American Forest & Paper Association. And that’s just the paper that was recovered.

Positioning Your Board for Proactive, Positive Transitions from Senior Leadership to the Next Generation

Publication date: 
01/2013

Moving toward new leadership can be difficult, emotional and sometimes frustrating. However, when it is done deliberately and thoughtfully, it can also be helpful for everyone. Families with foundations need to take succession issues as seriously as they take estate planning and drafting wills. Here we offer a number of options for positive transitions in leadership from the senior generation to the next generation.

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Myths of Measurement

Publication date: 
12/2012

Measurement is sorely needed in CSR, and there is a lot of ambiguity about the best way to measure success. As a self-described “data nerd,” many of these issues are quite familiar to me and I thought some advice might be helpful. This blog covers three common “myths” that impede good measurement of corporate responsibility initiatives. These aren’t the only issues (by far), but they do get in the way of attempts to measure impact. If we can get past these three myths, I think measuring impact would be a great deal easier.

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The Future of Learning in the Networked Society (video)

Publication date: 
10/2012

Can ICT redefine the way we learn in the Networked Society? In this video, renowned experts and educators explain how learning and education are shifting away from a model based on memorization and repetition toward one that focuses on individual needs and self-expression.

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Ohio Evaluation and Compensation Reform

Publication date: 
11/2011

Day in and day out, teachers see the needs of students. They understand what works and what doesn’t work, they celebrate success when students achieve, and they work hard to find better ways when students struggle.
Studies have repeatedly shown that teachers are tremendously important to student achievement. They have also found that when a student has an ineffective teacher, achievement suffers dramatically.

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Beyond Tinkering Report

Publication date: 
01/2009

Action Recommendations for the Strickland Administration, 128th Ohio General Assembly and State Board of Education. A bold plan for accelerating the pace of innovation—for restructuring the traditional, industrial model of teaching and learning and for addressing the lowest-performing schools in our state—is needed to keep pace with the demands of the 21st century.

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