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The Global Search for Education: Meet the Minister - From Finland - Sanni Grahn-Laasonen

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.08.2017 | Home
C. M. Rubin

"Professional, highly-trained and highly respected teachers are a key factor in our success: teachers have pedagogical autonomy so they decide by them...

In Beijing and Hong Kong, SPS Grows Global Partnerships

Jason Wingard | Posted 12.19.2016 | Home
Jason Wingard

At Columbia University's School of Professional Studies (SPS), we are continually working to enhance our students' experience and career pursuits with...

The Global Search for Education: Have you Heard About the TeachUps?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.17.2016 | Home
C. M. Rubin

"With TeachUps, educators will fully reap the benefits of the 21st century's most touted model of instruction, 'blended learning', and seamlessly navi...

We can educate all the world's children - If we choose to

Alice Albright | Posted 09.18.2016 | Home
Alice Albright

The report of the International Commission for Financing Global Education Opportunities (or simply Education Commission) is out - and it breaks import...

Drum Roll Please....Anticipating The Education Financing Commission's First Report

Ed Gragert | Posted 08.12.2016 | Home
Ed Gragert

Almost a year ago, the nations of the world came together to create 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be met in 15 years, by 2030. One of th...

The Sanctuary of Sport: A Testimony of Olympism in Action

Louis Bolling | Posted 08.05.2016 | Home
Louis Bolling

Sport has always been a part of Jamal Khalil Atkins' life. The second son of Albert William Atkins and Jeannette Sykes Atkins, Jamal's parents incorporated a philosophy of life that exalted and combined a high respect of body, will and mind.

Three Lessons from Finland's Education System

Zandre Campos | Posted 08.04.2016 | Home
Zandre Campos

Finland began the reform of its education system some 40 years ago. Today, Finland's school system is top-ranked among developed nations, as measured by the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), an international standardized test for 15-year-olds in language, math and science.

Staggering New Numbers on Education: 263 million children, adolescents and youth excluded

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 07.15.2016 | Home
Kolleen Bouchane

Students in Calabar, Nigeria © OGSB The latest global out-of-school numbers are out and the story they tell is familiar. A jointly published polic...

5 Best Practices to Globalize Your School

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 06.06.2016 | Home
Tom Vander Ark

By Guest Author: David Young, CEO of VIF For decades, national, state and local commissions have called on education leaders to implement a more comp...

Learning From Our Students

Fernando Reimers | Posted 05.23.2016 | Home
Fernando Reimers

How good it is to watch all of you ready to graduate tomorrow. I bring you greetings from my faculty colleagues and congratulations on your hard work during your studies at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

A Stellar Starfish

Ed Gragert | Posted 05.06.2016 | Home
Ed Gragert

I had a feeling of deja vu when reading a book, written in 2006, that discovers a revolutionary new organizational structural model, when iEARN had been created 18 years earlier with that same "new" structure.

Why Educate Girls?

Shanna Peeples | Posted 05.05.2016 | Home
Shanna Peeples

Hery Zo Rakotondramanana via Creative Commons Listening to statistics about the global lack of education for girls from Irina Bokova, Director-Genera...

Stop the Hypocrisy. Fund Global Education.

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 04.29.2016 | Home
Kolleen Bouchane

I wonder. Can we find another single issue where politicians and other high-powered decision makers more egregiously mismatch their rhetoric with spen...

Educating for Global Citizenship

Wendy Kopp | Posted 02.24.2017 | Home
Wendy Kopp

This year, the world has seen clearly the costs of extremism and political instability. After months of violent attacks on nearly every continent a...

The Long Game

Wendy Kopp | Posted 02.08.2017 | Home
Wendy Kopp

On Saturday, February 6, Teach For America founder and current CEO of Teach For All, Wendy Kopp, spoke to more than 15,000 Teach For America alumni, corps members, staff, and supporters at TFA's 25th Anniversary Summit in Washington, DC.

Being a Globally Oriented College

Adam Weinberg | Posted 12.09.2016 | Home
Adam Weinberg

What does it mean to be a globally oriented college? Are some international experiences better than others? Are colleges doing enough to integrate international students on their own campuses?

Putting Leadership on the Global Education Agenda

Wendy Kopp | Posted 12.08.2016 | Home
Wendy Kopp

This October at the IMF-World Bank Annual Meeting in Lima, Peru, the development community came together and discussed the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals.

Soraya Salti: Empowering Youth Against All Odds. When Education Entrepreneurs Create Eternity.

Fernando Reimers | Posted 11.09.2016 | Home
Fernando Reimers

To say 'A teacher touches eternity' conveys that those who devote their lives to cultivate the talents of the young help them make sense of the future...

We the Peoples... and the United Nations 70th General Assembly

Fernando Reimers | Posted 09.15.2016 | Home
Fernando Reimers

This week, the United Nations begins its 70th general assembly, which will lead to a Summit on Sustainable Development at which a new compact to promote economic and social development will be adopted.

Helping Challenged Youth Turn Into Socially Conscious Leaders Through Engineering

Mohamad I. Alameh | Posted 09.09.2016 | Home
Mohamad I. Alameh

The Mechanical Engineering Club's first project was simple electrical board game. I challenged my students to create a game that lights up a bulb when a match is made between two items in the game (for example, an organ in the human body and its name). To accomplish this, each student had to both research the topic he'd chosen for his game, and figure out the necessary mechanics. As they worked, I discovered that my students were motivated to learn more engineering terms than were required -- current and voltage, electrons and electrical loads.

Thinking Slowly About Education in Singapore

Fernando Reimers | Posted 07.31.2016 | Home
Fernando Reimers

This year I was honored to be appointed the CJ Koh Visiting Professor at Singapore's National Institute of Education. In my research on how different ...

2015: A Year of Decision for Global Education

Julia Gillard | Posted 07.03.2016 | Home
Julia Gillard

This year marks a decade and a half since the international community committed to address the vast and complex problem of educating all of the world's primary school-aged children. It's a time to reassess the next steps in the global education movement.

Liberian Schools Affected By Ebola Receive 700,000 Education Kits

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.09.2015 | Home

Thousands of Liberian schools are being given educational tools in an effort to bolster post-Ebola recovery efforts, UNICEF reported on Monday. Th...

Let's Care for the Future by Investing in Global Education

Benedict Joson | Posted 05.13.2016 | Home
Benedict Joson

These curated figures, modest approximations relative to national projections, illustrate some of the costs associated with public higher education in the United States.

Waitress Gives Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback A Tip

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 05.04.2015 | Home

A waitress serving Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) Saturday evening didn't ask for a tip -- instead, she left one for the governor. No, not that kin...