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Ukraine Needs Decentralization, Done Right

October 15, 2014 | by Vladyslav Galushko, Yaryna Zhurba

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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.

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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.

Abuse of Kids in Prison: We’ve Been Here Before

August 8, 2014

A report on guards beating youths at New York’s Rikers Island jail is just the latest evidence that America desperately needs a new approach to juvenile detention.

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A Beacon in the Ghetto

June 17, 2014

In a poverty-stricken district of Bucharest, the Alternative Education Center is helping give children the chance to create a future for themselves.

Disability Is No Longer Invisible in Mongolia

June 12, 2014 | by Kate Lapham

Data on people with disabilities, an essential tool for addressing the challenges they face, has long been scarce in Mongolia. That's beginning to change.

How Do You Quantify Hope for Black Men and Boys?

May 15, 2014 | by Shawn Dove
When it comes to support for initiatives focused on improving life outcomes for black males in America, where should we go from here? A new report offers answers.
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Where an Open Society Scholarship Can Take You

April 8, 2014

Open Society Scholarships alumni Corina Ajder of Moldova and Khatuna Ioselani of Georgia discuss the impact their scholarships have had on their career choices and beyond.

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Keeping a Promise to Black Boys in America

March 24, 2014

A film about the educational journey of two African American boys becomes a tool for communities everywhere.

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When Schools Become Targets of War

March 6, 2014 | by Trine Petersen

Around the world, schools, student, and teachers are targeted as a tactic of war. States need to take action to stop this appalling practice.

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