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Global Education

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

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 07.15.2016 | Impact
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 | Business
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 | Education
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 | Education
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 | Education
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 | Education
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 02.24.2016 | Impact
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 02.08.2016 | Impact
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 12.09.2015 | College
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 12.08.2015 | Impact
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 11.10.2015 | 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 07.03.2016 | 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 05.13.2016 | 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 05.01.2016 | 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.