Attendance on the rise for annual event June 11-13 at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose, CA Continue reading Momentum Builds for the 23rd Annual Women in Technology Summit
An inspiring story about how incorporating gardening and plants into teaching curriculum moved the graduation rate of students from 17% to 100% and improved attendance to 93% in his South Bronx high school.
In The Power of a Plant, globally acclaimed teacher Stephen Ritz shows readers how, in one of the nation’s poorest communities, his students thrive in school and in life by growing, cooking, eating, and sharing the bounty of their green classroom. His innovative program began by accident. When a flower broke up a brawl among burly teenagers at a tough South Bronx high school, Stephen saw a teachable moment to connect students with nature.
By using plants as an entry point for all learning, he witnessed nothing short of a transformation. Attendance soared from 40 to 93 percent. Disciplinary issues plummeted. In a school with a 17 percent graduation rate and high crime rate, every one of his students finished school and stayed out of jail. More than 50,000 pounds of vegetables later, he has figured out how to bring the magic of gardening into the heart of the school day for students of all ages.
The Power of a Plant, shares Stephen’s practical solutions for growing his favorite crop: organically grown citizens. His approach has attracted attention from the White House to the Vatican. For anyone worried about rising childhood obesity rates, better access to healthy, affordable food, and job opportunities to lift families out of poverty, he has hard-earned answers.
Read more about the Green Bronx Machine and pre-order your copy of “The Power of a Plant” today! https://stephenritz.com/the-power-of-a-plant/
Nearly 15 years after her first space launch, NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson has now spent more time off-planet than any other American, at more than 534 days. Whitson, 57, is a biochemist who has twice commanded the International Space Station. Continue reading Astronaut Peggy Whitson Sets New NASA Record For Most Days In Space
The LGBT Asylum Project is non-profit organization exclusively dedicated to providing pro-bono legal representation for LGBT immigrants who are fleeing persecution and seeking asylum in the United States. Continue reading The LGBT Asylum Project
The biodegradable prototype “is meant to show where the industry can go.” Continue reading The Fabric On These Adidas Shoes Will Decompose In Your Sink
Members of the disability and business communities need innovative solutions that will fuel our motivation and spark our spirit for collaboration. Share yours with The Arc today! If you have the passion to educate and energize hundreds of individuals who carry out the mission and values of disability inclusion every day, you’re invited to submit a proposal to speak at The Arc’s National Convention. Continue reading The Arc’s 2017 National Convention– Call for Proposals!
Scientists have created a device that can pull drinking water from the air using only the power of sunlight. The water harvester is so effective that it even works well when humidity is as low as 20 percent—typical of many of the driest regions on Earth. Continue reading Scientists Turn Air into Drinking Water with Device Powered Solely By Sunlight
A three-day course for professionals and executives that are interested in managing large amounts of data and the security and privacy implications.
Continue reading Columbia University To Present Big Data Management And Security Course
The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) hosted their 43rd annual Convention Career Fair in Kansas City, MO from March 29-April 2, 2017.