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2-3-2023 - AI TECHNOLOGY FOR MAKING MUSIC AND SOUND
https://dogtrax.edublogs.org/2023/01/31/exploring-aspects-of-ai-music-generation/
In this blog article Kevin Hodgson reviews some AI sites he has explored.  Many of Kevin's blog articles share useful tools for teaching, learning and creating.
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2-3-2023 - GUN VIOLENCE DISPROPORTIONATELY AND OVERWHELMINGLY HURTS COMMUNITIES OF COLOR - 2022 FACT SHEET
https://www.americanprogress.org/article/gun-violence-disproportionately-and-overwhelmingly-hurts-communities-of-color/
This article shows that "the lack of investments in communities of color, coupled with weak gun laws, has resulted in devastatingly high rates of gun violence for Black and brown people".  Here's a 2023 article in Chicago SunTimes that "compares risk in some Chicago neighborhoods to risks U.S. troops faced in Iraq, Afghanistan war zones". https://chicago.suntimes.com/2023/2/3/23583842/violence-garfield-park-chicago-neighborhoods-iraq-afghanistan-wars-60624-west-side
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1-31-2023 - CHICAGO DIGITAL EQU ITY PLAN - 2023
https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/digital-equity-council/home.html
This plan is the result of June-October 2022 community conversations. It's the launch of the Chicago Digital Equity Coalition intended to close the digital divide in Chicago.
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1-31-2023 - SOCIAL ENTERPRISE CHICAGO - DIRECTORY
https://socentchi.com/
From the website: "SocEntChi provides a comprehensive list of social impact companies registered or operating in Illinois, including Low-Profit Limitity Liability Corporations (L3C's), Non-Profit organizations (501(c)3's, Benefit Corporations and BCorps."  Launched in 2022 the organization seeks to be "the primary convener of all the players in the social enterprise ecosystem in the metro Chicago region."  
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1-31-2023 - LIBERATING NARRATIVES HELPS WORLD HISTORY TEACHERS DECOLONIZE THEIR CLASSES 
https://www.liberatingnarratives.com/
From the website: "Each post explores how to teach specific historical topics and includes primary and secondary source excerpts, historical images, and maps."
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1-30-2023 - CAN COMMUNITY PROGRAMS HELP SLOW THE RISE IN VIOLENCE?  2023 ARTICLE
https://www.propublica.org/article/are-community-violence-interruption-programs-effective
This ProPublica article is an investigation and analysis of violence intervention programs operating in several cities.  
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1-29-2023 - BLACK HISTORY MONTH RESOURCES
https://www.teachersfirst.com/tfupdates/january-29-features-2023-01-29
This site has a collection of teacher-reviewed resources for use during Black History Month (and beyond). 
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1-28-2023 - BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY NATIONAL TEEN E-CARD - MAKES BOOKS AVAILABLE TO TEENS THROUGHOUT USA
https://www.bklynlibrary.org/books-unbanned
Brooklyn Public Library's "Books Unbanned Initiative" is "a response to an increasingly coordinated and effective effort to remove books from tackling a wide range of topics from library shelves."  
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1-27-2023 - GAP BETWEEN RICH AND POOR HAS INCREASED MORE QUICKLY IN THE US THAN IN EUROPE - 2023 REPORT
https://www.imperial.ac.uk/news/242756/gap-between-rich-poor-increased-more/
This report from London's Imperial College Business School compares the wealth gap in the United States and in European countries and shows impact of rising stock market prices and growing gap between income. Recommendations for policy makers are included. 
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1-25-2022 - A GUIDE TO SEO FOR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
https://www.pageonepower.com/cost-effective-seo-strategies-for-nonprofits-page-one-power
This site offers an extensive review of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) strategies that aim to draw more attention and visits to an organization's website and/or blogs.  If you host a website you've probably been contacted by someone offering SEO services.  Using this guide will help you understand what they are offering and why you might benefit.  
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1-22-2023 - ANTIRACIST APUSH - CURRICULUM FOR AN ANTIRACIST HISTORY CLASS
https://www.antiracistapush.com/about
From the website: "The purpose of Antiracist APUSH is to help students identify and expose the racist policies that have led to the deplorable racial disparities in American society.  This is achieved by exposing students to the research of leading professional historians."  
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1-20-2023 - DIGITAL PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE - A POTENTIAL GAME CHANGER FOR CHILDREN - 2023 WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM ARTICLE
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2023/01/digital-public-infrastructure-is-a-gamechanger-for-children/
This article talks about  how "using digital technologies to create a digital public infrastructure can help us create a society where all children are included and have agency, opportunity and their rights fulfilled, without discrimination."  Read more. 
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1-20-2023 - DATA SCIENCE INSTITUTE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO
https://datascience.uchicago.edu/news/new-dsi-open-spatial-lab-brings-expertise-to-social-impact-organizations/
Launched in 2023 the DSI Open Spatial Lab is intended to bring expertise to social impact organizations in Chicago and beyond. 
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1-20-2023 - UBERLANDIA DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES - BRAZIL
https://www.uberlandiadevelopmentinitiatives.org/p/about.html
This organization focuses on an under resourced neighborhood of around 40,000 people in Uberlandia, a city of over 680,000 in southeastern Brazil.  
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1-20-2023 -
RESOURCES FOR LOW-INCOME GRAD STUDENTS: 30 WAYS TO SAVE ON AN ADVANCED DEGREE
https://www.onlinemastersdegrees.org/student-resources/low-income-graduate-students/
From the website: "This article includes a list of resources that can help low-income students learn about the funding and support they need to earn a master's degree."
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1-16-2023 - 7 OFTEN-IGNORED MLK QUOTES TO GROUND OUR WORK OF FIGHTING FOR EQUITY AND JUSTICE - 2023 ARTICLE BY VU LE
https://nonprofitaf.com/2023/01/7-often-ignored-mlk-quotes-to-ground-our-work-of-fighting-for-equity-and-justice/
This article points to quotes by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr that are not as well known as others, and are more challenging.  Take time to read and reflect.
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1-16-2023 - HELPING LEARNERS UNDERSTAND THEIR PASSIONS, INTERESTS, AND PURPOSE - SUPPORTING THEM TO FORM AN IDENTITY AND HAVE REAL AGENCY - ARTICLE
https://education-reimagined.org/cross-sector-collaboration-qa-with-marc-siciliano/
This interview with Marc Siciliano, Founder and CEO of Left Bank Consulting, was posted on the Education Reimagined website. 
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1-14-2023 - SEARCH RESEARCH BLOG  - LEARN HOW TO SEARCH USING GOOGLE
https://searchresearch1.blogspot.com/2022/12/2022-in-review-year-of-searchresearch.html
This blog shares ideas for  using search tools like Google. It offers challenges that encourage intentional search activities.  Could be useful in traditional schools and non-school tutor/mentor programs.
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1-14-2023 - TIPS FOR BLOGGING FROM THE CYBRARY MAN'S LIBRARY
https://cybraryman.com/blogs2.html
This section on blogging is just one sub section of a huge library of education resources hosted on Cybrary Man's Educational Web Sites platform. 
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1-11-2023 - WHY IS IT EASIER TO BUY BULLETS THAN COLD MEDICINE?  2023 ARTICLE
https://www.thetrace.org/2023/01/bullet-ammunition-regulation-guns/
For those interested in reducing death and injury caused by fire arms, this article in The Trace about regulation of the purchase of bullets is important reading.
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1-11-2023 - 3 KEY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUNDERS BASED ON AN ANALYSIS OF MAC KENZIE SCOTT'S PHILANTHROPY - 2023 ARTICLE
https://cep.org/3-key-recommendations-for-funders-based-on-an-analysis-of-mackenzie-scotts-philanthropy/
This CEP (Center for Effective Philanthropy) article provides an in-depth analysis of grant making by MacKenzie Scott and identifies gaps. One recommendation is "do your homework".  It's a lesson for all philanthropic organizations. 
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1-9-2023 - RED SUMMER OF 1919: HOW BLACK WW1 VETS FOUGHT BACK AGAINST RACIST MOBS (HISTORY.COM WEBSITE)
https://www.history.com/news/red-summer-1919-riots-chicago-dc-great-migration
This article describes "race riots that erupted across the U.S. in the wake of WW1 and the Great Migration, as black veterans stepped up to defend their communities against white violence."
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1-9- 2023 - EDUCATION CANNOT WAIT (ECW) - UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL FUND FOR EDUCATION IN EMERGENCIES AND PROTRACTED CRISES
https://www.educationcannotwait.org/
From the website: "ECW works to generate greater shared political, operational and financial commitment to meet the educational needs of millions of children an adolescents affected by crises, with a focus on more agile, connected and faster response that spans the humanitarian-development continuum to lay the ground for sustainable education systems."  View the map on the home page to see countries where ECW is working. 
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