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Primary Education

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.