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The Mine fellowship applications open

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A new social entrepreneurship program, The Mine, is now accepting applications for fellows. The program is a partnership between the OU Center for the Creation of Economic Wealth, The Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation, the George Kaiser Family Foundation and The Forge (TYPros' business development center). All of The Mine programming will be hosted at The Forge office.

How do I ...?

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It is important for learners to know how to write about and verbally explain a process. Have your learner think of something he or she knows how to do that doesn't require a lot of time or materials (example: Origami, darning a sock, doing a card trick). Talk about the process to help generate the necessary vocabulary and grammatical structures, then ask them to write the process for homework.

Town Hall Meetings Scheduled

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Mayor Bartlett and the Tulsa City Council have scheduled a series of town hall meetings to dicuss a potential $800 million public works bond package that would be paid for by extentions of the third-penny and 0.167-cent sales tax. Below find details about the upcoming town halls. Read more about the proposals in the Tulsa World: http://www.tulsaworld.com/article.aspx/Council_seeks_project_consensus/20130620_11_A11_Ctfiil620711

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Fred Rogers Center Early learning Environment

Fred Rogers Center

Speaking of Fred Rogers, the Fred Rogers Center website has five minute activities that you can use at home or in a preschool classroom if you are a teacher.

There are: Books, videos, games, songs, interactive tools for your computer, and apps for your mobile device...

Including activities for: Listening & Talking, Reading, Writing, Playing, Arts, Science & Math...

All designed for: Newborns, 1, 2,3, and 4 year-olds.

Overhead Myth: Call to Action

Three of the nation’s top nonprofit information providers, GuideStarCharity Navigator, and BBB Wise Giving Alliance, have teamed up to release a letter that urges donors to end the “overhead myth”—the use of overhead ratio as a measure nonprofit performance.

Read the letter and learn more about the “Overhead Myth” and how your nonprofit can help end it at the official Overhead Myth website

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