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Ending Mass Incarceration

November 7, 2014 | by Chris Stone
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Lapdogs vs. Watchdogs: State Advertising and Media

November 18, 2014 | by Mark Thompson, Marius Dragomir

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Advancing Open Society through Curriculum Reform in Kyrgyzstan

November 21, 2014 | by Hugh McLean

In the midst of the social and political changes happening in Kyrgyzstan, significant reform is also happening in the education system. A new curriculum framework has been approved that is built on open society values.

First Steps: A Brief History of the Step by Step Program

November 17, 2014 | by Sarah Klaus

The Step by Step Program has developed over the last 20 years into a strong network working to improve the lives of young children and families.

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Youths in Greece Stand Up for the Right to Citizenship

November 14, 2014

There are up to two hundred thousand youths born and raised in Greece who do not have the right to Greek citizenship. Activist group Generation 2.0 is working to change this.

Grantee Spotlight

Bringing the Streets to Politics: Hip-Hop Promotes Openness in Senegal

November 11, 2014

Senegalese youth learn to express and sustain demands for change through a project that emphasizes rap and hip-hop culture.

In Sparks of a Fire, Lessons for West African Health

October 31, 2014

A visit to two Dakar schools shows the need for, and potential effectiveness of, training children in Ebola-prevention measures.

Children’s Right to Education Must Prevail Amid Privatization

October 28, 2014 | by Kate Linkins

The global rise and lack of regulation of privatization in education deepens inequality across the world. A UN report emphasizes the urgent need to preserve education as a public good.

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Bringing School to an Orphanage in Kyrgyzstan Means New Prospects for Children

October 24, 2014

Askar, an 11-year-old boy, is an orphan like many in Kyrgyzstan, living with a musculoskeletal disorder and abandoned by birth parents. But he is gaining something like a community.

Building the Civil Society of Tomorrow Means Investing in Teachers Today

October 3, 2014 | by Trine Petersen

An estimated 250 million children globally lack the skills essential to civic participation. To end this learning crisis, we must ensure that all children have teachers who are trained, motivated, and connected.

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In South Africa, a Lesson in Equality 40 Years in the Making

September 9, 2014 | by Hugh McLean

In South Africa, 75 percent of the country’s young people are in poorly performing and under-resourced schools, perpetuating a system of social and economic inequality. One grassroots movement is working to change this.

Grantee Spotlight

These Roma Students Make Better Physicians than Musicians

September 2, 2014 | by Sebastian Krueger

Recasting the image of Roma and promoting inclusion are goals of a unique scholarship program for Roma medical students. In Romania, a creative campaign led by these scholars took to the streets of Bucharest.

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