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

Fernando Reimers | Posted 11.10.2015 | Education
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 09.15.2015 | Education
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 09.11.2015 | Impact
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 08.06.2015 | Education
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 07.13.2015 | Impact
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 | Impact

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 06.01.2015 | World
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 | Politics

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...

The Bridge to Nowhere?

Ed Gragert | Posted 05.01.2015 | Education
Ed Gragert

These are some of the oft-repeated rationales for "low-cost" private, for-profit schools when confronted with the question of how best to provide sustained and quality education to young people in Kenya, Ghana and other countries in which they are implementing their non-state education models.

Making The Whole Earth Internet Big Enough For Children

Elizabeth Schaeffer Brown | Posted 06.22.2015 | Impact
Elizabeth Schaeffer Brown

When it comes to internet access, community is often seen as secondary to the larger project of building infrastructure.

Leaders Everywhere Are Failing the Most Vulnerable Children

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics
Kolleen Bouchane

Pay now or pay later the saying goes. But in global education it is more serious than that. We can either increase overall ambition and resources to reflect the scale and urgency of the challenge of out-of-school children or lose actual children, communities, and in some cases entire countries because of the failure of our leaders to match their rhetoric with investments.

Most Countries Are Failing Their Global Education Goals. Here's A Plan To Change That

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.11.2015 | Impact

This year marked the deadline for achieving a handful of ambitious global education goals, but most countries involved didn’t make the grade, a new ...

An Eye-Opening Look At School Playgrounds Around The World

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.09.2015 | Arts

For some of us, the word "playground" conjures images of slides, swings, sand boxes and monkey bars. However, for kids living in the West Bank, recess...

The Projector That Will Redefine Classrooms

Viputheshwar Sitaraman | Posted 05.30.2015 | Education
Viputheshwar Sitaraman

"My class does not have a plug point." Joanna Sundharam describes the typical dilemma of a teacher in the Internet Age stuck in a disconnected classroom. In these classrooms, there aren't even outlets to power any technology.

The Indignant and Audacious Teacher

Christine Nasserghodsi | Posted 05.24.2015 | Education
Christine Nasserghodsi

Jill O'Malley, known to her readers as The Indignant Teacher, was a dedicated professional and mother of three from Boston. She shared many of the traits of the ten finalists for the Global Teacher Prize, an initiative intended to identify and celebrate what is working in education.

This Teen Helped Implement Girls' Rights Policies, Even After Mayor Laughed Off Her Ideas

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.20.2015 | Impact

Emelin may text, chew gum and snap pics on her cell phone, but she isn't your everyday 15-year-old. She helped secure funding for girls' education ...

Four Proposals To Tackle the Growing Militarization of Schools

Gordon Brown | Posted 05.19.2015 | World
Gordon Brown

A mass abduction that was seen a year ago as unprecedented -- sparking justifiable outrage across the world -- now seems, after a series of further kidnaps, to look like a sadly increasingly familiar tactic in the terrorist arsenal.

New Obama Plan Aims To Get Tens Of Millions Of Girls In School Worldwide

Associated Press | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 03.04.2015 | Impact

WASHINGTON (AP) — Saying every girl "has value," President Barack Obama announced a more focused government effort Tuesday to help tens of millions ...

Teens Fight for Better Global Education Opportunities

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 04.06.2015 | Impact
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Students are calling on world leaders to put policies in place to eradicate hunger, violence against women and children, and poverty in order to make the world a better place by 2030. This global group of students recently made their case to the U.S. State Department, calling for everything from clean drinking water to better educational opportunities for children across the globe.

Davos Attendees To Wear Fitbits, Raise Money To Buy Bikes For Needy Kids

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.22.2015 | Impact

If you rode a big yellow bus to school, consider yourself lucky. In some regions of the world, the biggest barrier stopping students from maximizin...

One Reason Millions of Congolese Children Don't Go To School: Fees Parents Can't Afford

Gordon Brown | Posted 02.16.2015 | World
Gordon Brown

You may think that charging poor people to go to school is a vicious idea that should have been left behind in the 19th century but the Democratic Republic of Congo will need an extra $500 million simply to complete the abolition of school fees.

Malala To World Leaders: 'Do Better' On Human Rights

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.11.2014 | Impact

Malala Yousafzai wants to raise the bar in 2015. The Pakistani children's rights activist -- who gained global prominence after surviving gunshot w...

Evidence of Abundance #20: Global Education

Peter Diamandis | Posted 01.27.2015 | Good News
Peter Diamandis

As education becomes dematerialized, demonetized and democratized, every man, woman and child on the planet will be able to reap the benefits of knowledge. We're rapidly heading toward a world of education abundance.

Improving Education With 17,000 Youth Voices

Gordon Ching | Posted 01.24.2015 | Education
Gordon Ching

Flashback to when you were just starting university, completely lost and confused about what to do with your life and trying to answer always burning "what are you going to do after graduation" question.

It Is Time for an International Children's Court

Gordon Brown | Posted 01.19.2015 | World
Gordon Brown

While no human rights treaty is more widely ratified than the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and while governments are required to report on their compliance on children's rights once every five years, little is done in practice to end the violation of children's rights. It is time for an International Children's Court.