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Primary Schools in Bangladesh to Go Digital, Reaching 20 Million Students

BRAC | Posted 02.17.2017 | Education
BRAC

By Zunaid Ahmed Palak and Safiqul Islam The Bangladesh Prime Minister this week launched the latest addition to the country's digital curriculum to ...

Terribly late, yet all is not lost

George Srour | Posted 02.04.2017 | Impact
George Srour

Under the shade of three mango trees, the community of Somba sang and danced to the news of the opportunity to construct a Building Tomorrow Primary S...

Bernie Sanders and the New American Social Contract

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 01.14.2017 | Politics
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

Will Bernie Sanders win the nomination while running on this platform? Can he win a general election? Certainly, in this election cycle the American public appears readier than it has been in two generations to return to its progressive heritage.

Why My College Degree Is Meaningless: Years in the Education System Has Soiled My Learning

Kelsey Phariss | Posted 06.26.2016 | Education
Kelsey Phariss

It was my second class of the day, and I was bored. My professor was prattling on about some menial event that transpired sometime in the 18th century, and I was more interested in the popcorn ceiling than his lecture topic.

Opportunity Inequality: The Plight of America's Poor Kids

Frank Islam | Posted 06.15.2015 | Education
Frank Islam

We are at a critical pivot point in terms of the futures of poor kids in America. What happens over the next decade will determine many of their fates and to a certain extent that of the American dream.

Ready to Learn?

Coreen K. Lee | Posted 11.04.2013 | Hawaii
Coreen K. Lee

This month, thousands of keiki across the islands are starting their school careers as they anxiously begin kindergarten in our public schools. Yet, local studies tell us that more than 40% begin school without a solid learning foundation.

Technology and Education: The Tipping Point?

John M. Eger | Posted 10.02.2013 | Technology
John M. Eger

Late last month, The Federal Communications Commission voted to overhaul and possibly expand one of its funding programs with $2.3 billion to provide ...

What Is the Biggest Challenge In Indian Education?

Devanik Saha | Posted 09.30.2013 | Impact
Devanik Saha

When we were young, we had so many aspirations of becoming doctors, engineers, astronauts, etc. Whenever we used to discuss the various career options...

Let's Not Stop at the Promise of Only Primary Education for Malala

Shai Reshef | Posted 12.25.2012 | Impact
Shai Reshef

I propose that for the women who make it through all the challenges of primary education in countries where they are currently at a severe disadvantage, that we, as global citizens, work to apply the tuition-free and online model to their higher and secondary education.

Beyond Enrollment: Keeping Our Children in School -- A Perspective From Nigeria

Tokunboh Durosaro | Posted 12.05.2012 | Impact
Tokunboh Durosaro

In Nigeria, where we work, we are squarely focused on getting African children into primary school and making sure that what awaits them is rewarding, competitive, and productive. Above all, we need to ensure that they stay.

Educational Change-Makers Offer True Lessons of Public Service During Political Season

Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D. | Posted 11.11.2012 | College
Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D.

This past summer I witnessed the actions of three sets of change-makers giving themselves over completely to education as the best way to empower young people, break cycles of poverty and create a brighter future for America.

Growing Tomorrow's Leaders, One Land Title at a Time

Tim Hanstad | Posted 02.08.2012 | Education
Tim Hanstad

It should be simple. A country ensures free education for all children, and everyone benefits. But we all know it's not that easy.

Madhav Chavan on Universal Education in India: An Inside Look at Pratham

Rahim Kanani | Posted 08.10.2011 | Impact
Rahim Kanani

Chavan is co-founder, president and CEO of Pratham, the largest nongovernmental organization working to provide quality education to the underprivileged children of India.