By Kathy Kemper | 01/23/2017 12:40 pm ET With not even an hour of his presidency to spare, Barack Obama huddled in the holding room in the U.S. Capitol, just off the balcony, steps from where Donald Trump would take the oath of office. In this unusual setting, the outgoing President signed H.R. 39, the TALENT…

Briefs….  by Janet Donovan  | December 6th, 2016 | SOCIAL CHRONICLES Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer the comedian?  We’re guessing that his Walter Mitty fantasy is just that. As his wife Dr. Joanna Breyer so aptly put it when introducing her husband at the 25th Anniversary of IFE (Institute for Education) at the home of…

Massachusetts Senator Touts ‘Inexorable’ Eco-Revolution If he wins the White House, Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has threatened to tear up the Paris climate agreement, revive American coal mining and do away with regulations for “phony” environmental problems. Even if he takes over the presidency and makes good on what many experts say are unworkable…

COP21…. SOCIAL CHRONICLES | by Janet Donovan  |  Posted on May 24th, 2016  | Photo credit: Kevin Allen It was indeed a “stimulating and thoughtful discussion” with Senator Ed Markey (D. Mass) as The Ambassador of France Gérard Araud put it. The occasion was the Institute for Education’s INFO/Public Policy Roundtable discussion of the COP21 United Nations Conference and Paris…

The Grand Dessert Reception also featured a delicious and beautiful chocolate bar made up of a dozen Latin-inspired cocoa treats. Here, Institute for Education’s coach Kathy Kemper joins White House chief data scientist DJ Patil and his wife, Institute for Education’s Devika Patil.