Access to Knowledge
From classroom textbooks to scholarly research, new technologies bring opportunities for knowledge creation and dissemination. The Open Society Foundations support work that promotes access to knowledge, particularly among disadvantaged groups.
Agents of Progress
To Promote Change, Support Teachers
In their classrooms each day, teachers throughout the world help encourage the kind of active citizenship and critical thinking our future leaders will need. Here’s how we at Open Society plan to support their vital work.
Ensuring the Continuation of Education During a National Emergency
Experts in education, including direct responders, share innovative strategies for preserving education during existing and future crises.
The EU’s New Privacy Rules Are Only a First Step
While the new rules governing how large tech companies use people’s data are a step in the right direction, more must be done in order to rein in the excesses of “surveillance capitalism.”
How International Scholarships Effect Social Change
A new book examines the ways that these scholarships help communities prosper.
Helping Teachers Create More Inclusive Classrooms
Although the inclusive education movement has more supporters than ever, turning theory into practice can be the hardest part. A new initiative seeks to help teachers by giving them practical advice.
What’s in Your Drinking Water? Too Many People Still Don’t Know
This year’s International Right to Know Day was a reminder that despite the progress that’s been made, far too many people still don’t know the basic information they need to keep themselves and their loved ones healthy.
Q&A: The Unjust Trial of Diego Gómez and the Necessity of Open Access
The story of the biologist—who is facing possible jail time simply for sharing a colleague’s research—is an unsettling reminder of why reforms to intellectual property laws are so desperately needed.
Q&A: The Fight to Save a Free and Open Internet
With existing regulations up for review, Gigi Sohn—an Open Society Leadership in Government Fellow and former counselor to the FCC chairman—speaks about the road ahead for advocates of a free, accessible internet.