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July 10, 2018  -  Melody Barnes and John Bridgeland co-authored an op.ed on evidence-based education reform. Read here
June 19, 2018 -  John Bridgeland was a guest on WVXU public radio in Cincinnati, Ohio on the high school dropout challenge and the school to work pipeline.  He was joined by AT&T Director of External Affairs, Mark Romito.  Listen here
June 7, 2018 -  John Bridgeland and Carmel Martin co-author an op.ed entitled, "Education Inequity is Holding Back American Potential" published in The Hill. 
June 6, 2018 -  PBS NewsHour publishes an op.ed by John Bridgeland and other co-founders of the Grad Nation campaign on the deeper high school dropout challenge, found here
June 6, 2018  -  John and Fallon Bridgeland attend the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Service at Arlington National Cemetery. 
June 5, 2018  -  Ed Week features story on Building a Grad nation report with co-authors Jennifer DePaoli, John Bridgeland, Robert Balfanz, and Matthew Atwell. 
June 5, 2018 -  Civic Enterprises and the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University release the 2018 Annual Update of Building a Grad Nation in partnership with America's Promise Alliance and the Alliance for Excellent Education with lead sponsor AT&T and supporting sponsor Lumina Foundation. To read the full report, click here.
May 24, 2018 -  Civic CEO Bruce Reed and research associate Matthew Atwell release "The Rise of the Expert Economy," the first comprehensive study of the expert industry, which connects up to 1.5 million experts to companies in need of their knowledge or expertise. See the press release for more information and read the full report here.  
May 21, 2018  -  Commissioner John Bridgeland speaks on two panels at the Aspen Institute's National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development. 
May 21, 2018  -  Jen DePaoli and John Bridgeland speak to students from William and Mary's Washington Center Summer Program about Civic's work, leadership, and their own career paths. 
May 15, 2018 -  If you missed the Live Broadcast from the White Shark Café program, you can watch the recording of the program here
May 15, 2018  -  Launch of Aspen High Seas Initiative at the Smithsonian Institution with live broadcast from the White Shark Café. See photo here of team members at the event; David Shaw, Sylvia Earle, Mike Conathan, and John Bridgeland. 
May 10, 2018 -  Malaria No More held its annual gala in New York.  Wolf Blitzer from CNN and Martha MacCallum from Fox News came together to support the event.  Malaria No More Vice Chairman John Bridgeland, who has played a leadership role in MNM since its 2006 launch at the White House Summit on Malaria, sat with former President of Tanzania Jakaya Kikwete, who played a leading role in the creation of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance. See photo from event of Vice Chairman John Bridgeland, Board Member Julie Henderson, Fox News Anchor Martha MacCallum, and CEO Martin Edlund here
May 8, 2018 -  Celebrating the wonderful work of Malaria No More UK —the Malaria Summit London brought together 14 heads of State and Governments, Bill Gates, scientists and private sector and international organizations unite to commit to beat malaria across the Commonwealth countries.

May 4, 2018  -  John Bridgeland gives the Keynote Address at the "Housing Is" Summit hosted by The Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA) in Washington, D.C. Education Leads Home partners Barbara Duffield, of SchoolHouse Connection, and Aurora Zepeda, of ICPH, speak on a panel following the presentation. 
May 2-3, 2018  -  Commissioner John Bridgeland participates in two days of the National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development and presents the Policy Recommendations to the full commission with Policy Co-Chair, Gene Wilhoit. The Aspen Institute's National Commission is Co-Chaired by Tim Shriver, Linda Darling Hammond and Governor John Engler. 

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The Aspen High Seas Team launches its initiative at The Aspen Ideas Festival.

The National Service agenda from the Bipartisan Policy Center's Commission on Political Reform is moving forward. Commission members shown below. 

John and Jim Bridgeland tour the forthcoming Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, which will be completed in June. 

Sylvia Earle, Bob Nixon, John Bridgeland and Sarah Nixon premiere their Sea of Hope film at National Geographic to an overflowing crowd, to bring the national park idea to the ocean in the next century -- the "Blue Centennial". 

EARTH President's Advisory Board Chair John Bridgeland and President's Youth Advisory Board member Fallon Bridgeland participate in the 24th EARTH University Graduation with President José Zaglul, former Board Chair Randal C. Teague, Sr., and more than 100 graduates from more than two dozen countries.

Oceanographer Sylvia Earle and Rob from the Earth Conservation Corps go snorkeling in the Potomac River and discuss what it will take to clean up America’s rivers and ocean. John Bridgeland, Bob and Sarah Nixon, and Brian Skerry joined the expedition to film the Blue Centennial.

John Bridgeland and Bruce Reed join Dr. Sylvia Earle, Richard Pyle, and Bob and Sarah Nixon aboard the KOK for scientific expeditions in Pisces IV and V subs to explore marine life in the depths of the ocean.  Civic Fellows Lily and Sarah Jenkins from Molokai joined the expedition.  The Blue Centennial team participated in public hearings for the expansion of Papahanaumokuakea National Marine Monument.  




Results for America

2016 Federal Invest In What Works Event



April 18, 2016:
Results for America gathered top federal leaders at the Newseum in Washington D.C. to discuss their most exciting efforts to build and use evidence to improve results for the American people. This video features former White House Directors John Bridgleand and Bruce Reed, former USAID Administrator Raj Shah, and Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan.


Growing Healthy Communities

Ideasteam Public Media Forum



January 25-26, 2016:
John Bridgeland appeared on Cleveland public radio — Sound of Ideas — to discuss the high school dropout challenge with Mike McIntyre. He gave the keynote address at the Ideasteam public media forum, Growing Healthy Communities, and participated in a panel discussion with CEOs from the community.

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