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The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination: JK Rowling Harvard Commencement Speech – June 5, 2008

President Faust, members of the Harvard Corporation and the Board of Overseers, members of the faculty, proud parents, and, above all, graduates. The first thing I would like to say is ‘thank you.’ Not only has Harvard given me an … Continue reading

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Arianna Huffington – Dear Class of 2011: Good Luck… You’re Really Going to Need It! Commencement Address at Sarah Lawrence College

Commencement Speaker: Arianna Huffington Arianna HuffingtonInternet publishing entrepreneur Arianna Huffington delivered the Commencement address to the Class of 2011. Says President Karen Lawrence: “Arianna Huffington is one of the most distinctive and influential voices shaping communications today. We are delighted … Continue reading

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Video: Dr. Denzell Washington Speaks at UPENN 2011 Commencement

Denzel Washington, internationally renowned actor and director, delivered the address at the University of Pennsylvania’s 255th Commencement on Monday, May 16. Washington is one of the nation’s preeminent performing artists, having achieved wide acclaim for his film, theatrical and television … Continue reading

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Obama Delivers Commencement Speech At Booker T. Washington High School

Congratulations to the class of 2011! MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Offering a lift to a flood beleaguered city, President Barack Obama hailed the transformation of a once struggling but venerable Memphis high school Monday, telling its graduates, “You inspire me, … Continue reading

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Dr. Denzel Washington, “Courage & Failure” Commencement Speech at UPenn – ‘Nothing In Life Is Worthwhile Unless You Take Risks”

Pinterest: Thomas Jerome Baker Paperback books on Pinterest by Thomas Jerome Baker Teaching Academic Writing This book is highly practical while addressing the theory underpinning academic writing. It is organized into three parts. Part One: “Writing for Scholarly Publication”, takes … Continue reading

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John Legend Sings “Wake Up Teachers” At Graduation Ceremony

Wake up everybody No more sleepin’ in bed No more backward thinkin’ Time for thinkin’ ahead The world has changed So very much From what it used to be There is so much hatred War and poverty, whoa, oh Wake … Continue reading

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Booker T. Washington High School Wins Obama Commencement Speech Contest

White House – http://www.whitehouse.gov/commencement Congratulations Booker T. Washington High School in Memphis, Tennessee! Today, the White House announced Booker T. Washington High School in Memphis, Tennessee as the winner of the 2011 Race to the Top High School Commencement Challenge. … Continue reading

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A Lesson From The Best: A Trinity of Top Public Schools

Best Practices in Public Education, everyone is interested in knowing what the best schools are doing. What are students doing? How are they doing it? Why not let the students themselves tell the story? Check out the videos produced by … Continue reading

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President Obama Commencement Kalamazoo Central High School

Race to the Top High School Commencement Challenge Visit http://www.WhiteHouse.gov/Commencement to apply. President Obama Contest to Speak at Your Graduation President Obama announces a new Race to the Top High School Commencement Challenge and invites public schools across the country … Continue reading

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