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Forbes takes a breezy but interesting look at various forms of intelligence and their relationship to professional and personal success.
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A new study found student test scores improved in California's lowest-achieving campuses that implemented aggressive reform measures, suggesting the federal School Improvement Grant program is showing early promise in the Golden State.
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Looking for funding? Check out e-School News, a great source of K-20 grant opportunities.
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Looking for a service project idea? Here's more than 3,000 to choose from!

Check out the Global Youth Service Day interactive map to explore service projects in 50 states and 103 countries. Thank you, YSA, for putting service-learning on the map!
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US schools should consider applying for the Whole Child Network of Schools in order to participate in a comprehensive school improvement process using the Whole Child Tenets: Healthy, Safe, Engaged, Supported, Challenged.

Schools chosen for the WCN Schools will receive implementation support through a three-school-year grant cycle to ensure a sustainable, comprehensive approach.
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Congratulations to the state of Kansas, which became thefirst state in the nation to integrate Social, Emotional and CharacterDevelopment (SECD) into a single, seamless set of standards when the KansasState Board of Education adopted the standards for K-12 education during itsmonthly meeting in Topeka yesterday.
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Should we be worried about teenagers? The WHO/Europe report is published every 4 years to offer a snapshot of the issue facing adolescents. Find out more below.
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The first seven members of the inaugural YSA List of the 25 Most Powerful and Influential Young People in the world have been announced on The Huffington Post. Read blog posts from each of the honorees at the link below.

What are the exceptional young people in your area doing?
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From C3PO to SEL? George Lucas, the founder of Edutopia, has been one of the greatest champions of SEL in the US. Here is a good clip of a recent panel with Lucas and other experts as they discuss critical questions related to SEL.

What are your thoughts on the clip?
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Here is an interesting story on the impact of technology and social development, particularly among young girls. The story notes decreasing eye contact and the effect on face-to-face encounters.
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Lions Quest K-12 life skills programs are offered through Lions Clubs International Foundation and currently benefiting youth in 70 countries and 35 languages.  Our programs teach young people social, emotional and life skills that promote character development, positive behavior, academic achievement and a commitment to service. School-based and afterschool programs supported by staff development are grounded in research and celebrating more than 26 years of success.