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Women Who Inspire, And Surprise

Molly Melching | Posted 03.17.2014 | Impact
Molly Melching

Women like Marième surprise and inspire us all as they take new knowledge, share it with others and turn knowledge into action in their communities. The goal they have for their families resonates with all of us because it is a universal one -- to ensure that children are educated, safe, healthy and able to reach their full potential.

Read Aloud. Change the World.

Pam Allyn | Posted 03.03.2014 | Impact
Pam Allyn

Children who grow up as readers become engaged citizens of the global world, and every child deserves that right to read.

A Whale of a Shark Story: Swimming With Whale Sharks In the Philippines

Marshall S. Berdan | Posted 02.27.2014 | Travel
Marshall S. Berdan

The hulking outline of a 25-foot whale shark -- known here in the Philippines as a, literally, "gentle giant" -- could be discerned coming towards us through the luminescent water.

The Global Search for Education: What Germany Did

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.24.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Germany's poor performance in the 2000 PISA test surprised and concerned the relevant stakeholders in that country. By 2012, scores in mathematics, reading and science were above the OECD average.

10 Tips for Raising a Global Child

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 04.12.2014 | Parents
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

In today's interconnected global world, one of the greatest gifts we can give our children is to prepare them to thrive in the new world marketplace. But what does that entail?

What If What We Studied Had Global Impact?

Matt Murrie | Posted 04.10.2014 | Impact
Matt Murrie

What if, in order to overcome the biggest problems we're facing, we need a two-pronged attack that places greater emphasis on interdisciplinary thought and experiential learning as opposed to rigid disciplines and lectures?

Global Education at Davos: Talking the Same Language

Vikas Pota | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Vikas Pota

Important to address is the mistrust between the public, private, and social sectors when it comes to education delivery. They literally do not speak the same language. The goodwill, confidence, and atmosphere required to have a mature and transparent dialogue do not exist.

The Best Way to Travel With Children

Marshall S. Berdan | Posted 03.26.2014 | Parents
Marshall S. Berdan

Thanks to the Internet and the corresponding information superhighway, it is now possible for children of even moderate means to be able to travel the world, quickly, safely and from the comfort of their own homes, schools or public libraries.

Preparing Our Children for the Global Economy

Marshall S. Berdan | Posted 03.25.2014 | Education
Marshall S. Berdan

Given the fact that a complete overhaul of the K-12 education system isn't likely, parents have no choice but to step in and assume the responsibility for raising their global children.

Why I Had to Travel Halfway Across the Globe for University

Julian Tan | Posted 03.25.2014 | World
Julian Tan

Education in Malaysia needs reforming, race-based policies in Malaysia need reconsidering and people in power need to realize this. Because whilst we might be able to afford the loss of a few bright Malaysians from Malaysia, we cannot afford a continued exodus of them.

At the UNESCO Forum On Global Citizenship Education, Youth Reveal a Fierce Commitment to Change

Sofia Gomez-Doyle | Posted 03.01.2014 | Impact
Sofia Gomez-Doyle

During a time of technological change, youth unemployment, rising university costs and civil conflict, we recognized the need for GCE, not only as a method of teaching in the classroom, but also as a mindset.

The Global Race for Online Learning: How Does America Compare?

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 02.17.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

The U.S. is the leader in online learning due in part to our widespread access to broadband Internet and how common it is in households and schools. Other nations are racing to catch up, though.

Malala Yousafzai's Toughest Battle?

Maria Rioumine | Posted 02.12.2014 | Education
Maria Rioumine

She has been accused of everything from being a 'western pawn' to her father's puppet, entirely undeserving of her international recognition. Yet, when she walks into the Oxford Union, she is met with an adoration usually reserved for a pop sensation, not a political activist.

Trailblazing Young Innovators Announced for NFTE World Series of Innovation

Steve Mariotti | Posted 02.09.2014 | Education
Steve Mariotti

The votes are in and this year's winners of the NFTE World Series of Innovation are in! Winners from around the globe awarded over $80,000 in cash and...

Google Takes One Giant Leap in Building the Connected Classroom

Mark W. Guay | Posted 02.09.2014 | Education
Mark W. Guay

On top of saving field trips in lieu of budget cuts, this platform uses the social-media engine Google Plus as a medium to connect students to real people doing real life-changing work. This is more than a field trip. It's the ability to break down socio-economic barriers.

Working Together to Raise Global Children

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

Raising global children does not have to cost much money, nor does it require hundreds of hours of free time. The single most important part of raising global children is to instill in them the right attitude.

How Educating Girls Can Change the World

Reeta Roy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Reeta Roy

The International Day of the Girl is a fitting time to reflect on the countless girls like Harriet who might not achieve their dreams unless we mobilize to ensure they receive an education.

The Taliban Thought They Could Stop This Teen Activist With A Bullet. This Is How Wrong They Were.

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois, Alissa Scheller | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact

Though Malala Yousafzai may be best known for her inspiring words, the 16-year-old Pakistani activist has helped spur concrete action to provide compu...

Access to Quality Education

Muhammad Yunus | Posted 11.26.2013 | Impact
Muhammad Yunus

The Global Citizen Festival will issue a clarion call to world leaders to continue funding the programs necessary to pull people out of extreme poverty including specifically the United Nations Millennium Development Goals to ensure that every child has access to universal primary education.

The Global Search for Education: Japan

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.20.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

Many consider Japanese primary and junior secondary level education to be exceptional, yet Manabu Sato believes the quality of his country's senior secondary and higher education is questionable.

Order in the Classroom

Andreas Schleicher | Posted 11.09.2013 | Impact
Andreas Schleicher

Orderly classrooms are not ends in themselves; they seem to be the preconditions for learning. In 55 countries and economies that participated in PISA 2009, students in schools where the classroom climate is more conducive to learning tend to perform better.

Making Education for All a Priority in the US - Toward a Tipping Point

Ed Gragert | Posted 11.09.2013 | Politics
Ed Gragert

While being realistic that it will be an uphill struggle, there are some reasons to feel that Congressional action on education may be more likely in this session. Here are some reasons.

The Global Search for Education: Log On

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.22.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

What are some of the specific ways in which educators around the world are using these digital tools?

Chicago to Swaziland: We are Kamhlaba!

Sofia Gomez-Doyle | Posted 10.07.2013 | Impact
Sofia Gomez-Doyle

While some questioned my decision to study in Swaziland, it remains one of the most transformative experiences I have had. I learned to expect the unexpected, celebrate difference and cherish the "small" moments that profoundly shape and change our perspectives.

The Global Search for Education: Canada - Ticks

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.01.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

Most researchers and Lyme experts agree that the number of people infected in the U.S. today is five to ten times higher than the CDC figures. Today, in the fifth article of my global series, "Ticks," I look at the situation in Canada.