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Chicago’s Urban Academy for the fourth year in a row is sending ALL of their graduates to college!!

Founded in 2002, the all boys charter school had only four percent of students reading at their grade level when they opened. 85% were from low-income families.

Chicago has been in the news recently with over 25 people shot and wounded this past Easter weekend.

Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel spoke of the achievement saying,

“What this 100 percent proves beyond a doubt is that it need not be the exception but it should be the expectation for every child in the city of Chicago.”

Source: 5pinkave.com

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Meat consumption worldwide has doubled in the last 20 years, and it is expected to double again by 2050. This is happening in large part because economies are growing and people can afford more meat. But raising meat takes a great deal of land and water and has a substantial environmental impact. Put simply, there’s no way to produce enough meat for 9 billion people.

I’ve come across a few companies that are creating healthful plant-based alternatives that taste just like eggs, chicken, and other sources of protein. Learn more about their fascinating process.

source: Bill Gates

Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com, and Downtown Project have pledged $1 Million to Venture for America.  During the next five years, Venture for America will send at least 100 of the country’s most talented and enterprising graduates to downtown Las Vegas to assist Tony Hsieh and Downtown Project in helping revitalize downtown Vegas.  Downtown Project is a $350MM+ initiative to transform downtown Vegas that includes a $200 million investment in real estate, $50 million in local businesses, $50 million in tech start-ups, and $50 million in education, arts and culture.

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Graduate student Pranav Mistry has developed SixthSense, a device that is worn like a pendant and super­imposes digital information on the physical world. Unlike previous “augmented reality” systems, Mistry’s consists of in­expensive, off-the-shelf hardware. Two cables connect an LED projector and webcam to a Web-enabled mobile phone, but the system can easily be made wireless, says Mistry. Read More

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