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Student Solutions to Global Problems: STEM Education in South Carolina

Randal Mason | Posted 11.19.2015 | Education
Randal Mason

When students constantly check their phones in class, high school teachers may suspect the worst--cheating, gossip, cyber-bullying. But not Kirstin Bullington, a science, engineering, and computer science teacher at W.J. Keenan High School in Columbia, South Carolina; she genuinely gets excited when she sees phones out.

What India Can Teach Us About Running Multinational Companies

Valerie Berset-Price | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
Valerie Berset-Price

Satya Nadella of Microsoft, Indra Nooyi of PepsiCo, Ajay Banga of MasterCard, and Shantanu Narayen of Adobe Systems. These are all leaders of U.S. multinational companies worth several billion dollars.

Diversity of International Students in the US

Rahul Choudaha, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2015 | Education
Rahul Choudaha, Ph.D.

The latest Open Doors data indicates yet another year of growth in international student enrollment. Between 2009 and 2014, the number of international students has increased by 41 per cent to reach a total of 974,926.

Keeping It Global for International Education Week

Monica Medina | Posted 11.03.2015 | Education
Monica Medina

International Education Week, which is designed to promote cross-cultural learning, started with President Bill Clinton. In 2000, he made it a joint initiative between the US Department of State and the Department of Education. Today, it's celebrated around the world, in over 100 countries.

The Global Search for Education: A Global Education for All

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.14.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

In an inter-connected global world, every child should have the opportunity for a high quality international education. Current and future generations will be better prepared if they are "world citizens" that are able to study, live and work internationally.

The Energy Sector is Undermining National Security and Development in Mozambique

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 06.29.2015 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

Political stability and absence of violence in Mozambique are in their lowest levels in two decades.

Reflections on a Historic Summit of the Americas

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 06.01.2015 | College
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

The digital snapshot seen round the world depicted a brief handshake between U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro.

Smart Planet: 20 Inventions Boosting Global IQ

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 05.28.2015 | Business
Tom Vander Ark

Technology and learning innovations are in the process of boosting global IQ. As they become less expensive and more widely available, they will connect billions of young people to the idea economy. Following is a list of 20 categories where new tools are beginning to, or likely to, make a big difference in access to quality learning opportunities.

Matt Sheehan

American Students Return From China With Rosier Picture Of The Middle Kingdom | Matt Sheehan | Posted 06.01.2015 | World

A growing number of American students are studying in China, and they’re returning to the U.S. with more positive impressions of the country, accord...

Monolingual Myopia

Clayton Lewis | Posted 05.20.2015 | Education
Clayton Lewis

Debates are sizzling about the efficacy of American education in preparing students for the global economy. Graduates face escalating competition as millions of recent job entrants hit the market from expanding middle-class economies such as India, China and Brazil.

Attracting International Students: Can American Higher Education Maintain its Leadership?

Rahul Choudaha, Ph.D. | Posted 01.17.2015 | College
Rahul Choudaha, Ph.D.

It is easy to infer that U.S. has been hugely successful in attracting international students. However, what is lost in the positive growth are some of the acute challenges that can threaten American leadership in attracting and retaining global talent.

Teach For All

Greg Woodburn | Posted 11.15.2014 | Impact
Greg Woodburn

In order for us to one day achieve the vision of providing all children with excellent education, Teach For All and other social impact alliances must increasingly come together to improve the breadth and depth of work being done.

The Language of Community: Student-Centered Bilingual Education in Rural Mexico

Chi Anunwa | Posted 08.06.2014 | Education
Chi Anunwa

In addition to the scholastic benefits, bilingual education helps children to maintain pride in their cultural heritage and linguistic background.

International Students Face America's Crossfire

Josh Stephens | Posted 07.27.2014 | College
Josh Stephens

I want international students to think about the incredible academic experiences they're going to have. I want them to think about the friends they're going to make, the classes they're going to take, and the places they're going to see.

Working to End Illiteracy and Social Injustice Around the World

Eric Cooper | Posted 07.06.2014 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

We want diversity in books. We need books in which all children can see themselves, identify with characters, and recognize their cultures and customs. We want diversity in the classroom -- students and teachers alike. The need is obvious.

#SaveFulbright: America Can't Cut the Fulbright Program

Jonathan Rice | Posted 06.02.2014 | Impact
Jonathan Rice

Instead of being bogged down in high-level diplomatic talks and lofty statements by politicians, Fulbrighters work to make a direct person-to-person impact.

Reinventing the Log: Why NYU Abu Dhabi Matters

Arthur E. Levine | Posted 05.24.2014 | Education
Arthur E. Levine

I don't mean to imply that NYU Abu Dhabi is a panacea. It is a new institution that has had a luxury that no existing college can have: starting from scratch and dreaming of what an undergraduate education should be in the 21st century.

Africa, Innovation and Access To Law

Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais | Posted 04.28.2014 | Impact
Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais

How do we ensure sustainable economic growth and an ecosystem that promotes innovation without the legal frameworks in place to guarantee transparency, accountability and good governance?

Why Skills Training Pays Off for Young Tunisians

Yosra Arfaoui | Posted 02.19.2014 | Impact
Yosra Arfaoui

My name is Yosra, and I'm 29 years old from Tunis. After a frustrating job search, I had an amazing professional experience. Then I decided to return to school to obtain a university degree in order to get better academic qualifications and progress in my future career. Currently I am studying in the University of Management in Tunis.

Bringing Global Home

Wendy B. Libby | Posted 01.26.2014 | College
Wendy B. Libby

While our goal is to make it possible for every Stetson student to study abroad, our responsibility is to also bring the world to them -- infusing the campus with an increased awareness of intercultural and international issues.

There Are More Of These Students At American Colleges

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 11.11.2013 | College

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Chinese students are flocking to U.S. colleges and universities, helping to drive the numbe...

The Other Immigrant Women: Former Fulbright Fellows for America

Fiona Citkin, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.

Sophie got her "American bug" while a Fulbright Fellow at Cornell, admiring US technology and the stimulating international environment of the research labs.

Joy Resmovits

Here's How Americans Stack Up Against Students In Other Countries | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

When it comes to math skills, Alabama performs like Armenia, Mississippi comes close to Dubai, Washington, D.C., performs like Ukraine, and Massachuse...

Connecting With the World

Daan Braveman | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Daan Braveman

As I walked across campus the other day, I met three students from China. They are among 32 Chinese students who are studying at Nazareth this year as...

Helping Syrian Scholars and Students

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 09.25.2013 | Impact
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

Although many people on both sides of the political aisle don't think we should get involved militarily, this global initiative -- designed to preserve the intellectual capital of Syria -- should be one that everyone can agree on.