from the article:
The U.S. Education Department will now recognize the marriages of same-sex couples for the purposes of distributing federal financial aid, officials announced Friday.
The policy change is the result of the Supreme Court’s decision in June that invalidated part of a federal law, the Defense of Marriage Act, which prohibited agencies from recognizing same-sex marriages.
Under the new rules, the federal government will treat gay couples who are married in a state or country recognizing same-sex marriage the same as their heterosexual counterparts regardless of where the couple resides or where the aid will be used. The standards apply both to independent students seeking aid as well as the parents of dependent students.”
You can watch old episodes of Called To Coach on Gallup’s website (also subscribe to the webinars in realtime). Great reflections on leadership style and using your strenghts as well as recognizing them in others.
I really enjoyed reflecting on my strenghts after completing the Gallup Strengths’ Finder (if you’re in TFA, you can get a code from TFANet for free!)
study released by the American Psychological Association (love a throwback to my undergraduate days!) that I think is applicable in our discussions about violence in schools.
The rediscovery of India
Is diversity an excuse for disunity? CNN’s Fareed Zakaria says Indians must embrace their common ambitions if the nation is to fulfill its tremendous potential.
Thinking outside the bottle
Even the world’s biggest brands can struggle to succeed in India. Coca-Cola chairman and CEO Muhtar Kent urges global companies to accept the market as it is, not as they wish it to be.
Reimagining India: A conversation with Yasheng Huang
MIT Sloan School of Management professor Yasheng Huang warns of the dangers of India’s reliance on the IT sector for economic growth, calling for regulatory reforms and greater investment in basic services.
Reimagining India: A conversation with Eric Schmidt
Google’s executive chairman expresses optimism about India’s technology sector but urges companies to prioritize domestic excellence over global dominance.
Reimagining India: A conversation with Christopher Graves
The global CEO of Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide discusses the difficulties in simultaneously promoting India as exotic and amazing to tourists, while assuring foreign investors of the country’s stability and potential.
when I visited James Carville’s house last week, I left my name tag in his pantry…I’m sure he thinks very fondly of me now forever. Good thing we both love New Orleans?
from Best Practices Weekly