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Access to Knowledge

Access to knowledge is a founding principle of any open society. From classroom textbooks to scholarly research, legal information to scientific data, new technologies bring new opportunities for knowledge creation and dissemination. We support work that promotes access to knowledge, particularly among disadvantaged groups.

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Book Launch—Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools

Pushout supports the growing movement to address the policies, practices, and cultural illiteracy that push countless black girls out of school and into unhealthy, unstable, and often unsafe futures.

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Poland Is Pioneering the World’s First National Open Textbook Program

The country is revolutionizing its education system with free online textbooks that can be adapted, translated, and altered by teachers and students.

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Talking Nonsense (and Benefiting from It): A Conversation with Jamie Holmes  

Jamie Holmes discusses his book, Nonsense: The Power of Not Knowing, on navigating the increasingly ambiguous and uncertain modern world.

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Slowly but Surely, Armenia’s Schools Embrace Students of All Stripes

In the year since the passage of a law that provides a basis for inclusive education, hundreds of schools in Armenia have become more welcoming to marginalized students.

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Strategic Litigation Impacts: Global Narratives About Social Change  

An international panel of advocates discusses the possibilities and limitations of deploying strategic litigation as a tool for social change.

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The Role of Arts and Culture in an Open Society  

By supporting artistic endeavors, we help make manifest our most ambitious goals and ideals.