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Where an Open Society Scholarship Can Take You

April 8, 2014 | by Thomas Wilson
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 | by Michele Stephenson, Joe Brewster
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.

All Young People in America Deserve the Opportunity to Succeed

February 28, 2014 | by Marc Philpart, Andrew Wolk
A new public-private initiative to improve the lives of young men of color serves as a rallying cry to redouble our efforts.

A New Milestone for America’s Young Men of Color

February 27, 2014 | by Kenneth H. Zimmerman
A joint initiative involving government, business, and nonprofits aims to help America’s young men of color reach their full potential in school, work, and life.
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New York City Leads the Way in Helping Young Men of Color Succeed

February 26, 2014 | by Jahmani Hylton
To bolster the success of young men of color in America, look to this innovative program.

A Fresh Approach to Education Funding

February 19, 2014 | by Aleesha Taylor
At least 57 million children worldwide are not in school. Yet aid commitments to education are declining at an alarming rate. Innovative financing is one promising way to close that gap.

Toward a Fairer Education System in Chile

February 17, 2014 | by Trine Petersen
Is an open society possible when education is segregated by one’s ability to pay for it? Giorgio Jackson explains the impact of recent political and social changes in Chile on the right to education.
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Slavery by Another Name

February 5, 2014 | by Catherine Allan
A digital storytelling project educates teachers and students on forms of slavery that persisted well into the 20th century.

Development’s Missing Ingredient

February 4, 2014 | by George Soros
We need to persuade members of the UN General Assembly that development targets should involve not just access to education, healthcare, clean water, and other vital services, but also access to justice.

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