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Envisioning a New Approach to a Sacred Mexican Plant

March 13, 2017Nicholas Spiers, Litay Ortega

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Rewriting the Book on Education Investment in Africa

March 27, 2017 | Sandrine Henton, Prateek Jain

A grassroots effort in East Africa is taking a new approach to impact investment in education. The project focuses on improving students’ lives outside of the classroom.

Why Europe Can No Longer Afford to Ignore Inequality

February 28, 2017 | Stefano Scarpetta

A new report sheds light on the driving forces behind the rising wealth gap. Left unaddressed, the divide won’t just affect those at the bottom; it will mean a more fractious and unstable future for all.

The University That’s Educating—and Empowering—Women from across Asia

January 25, 2017 | Alex Bookbinder

Critical thinking reigns at the Asian University for Women, where students get the kind of education usually found at small liberal arts schools.

Q&A: A New Way to Access Higher Education for—and by—Displaced Syrians

January 9, 2017

A new initiative harnesses the knowledge of Syria’s dispersed academic community to help other displaced Syrians continue their higher education.

The Stabilizing Power of School for Children with Disabilities in Pakistan

January 4, 2017 | Faisal Bari

Pakistan’s inclusive education programs are still in the pilot stage, but provincial governments hope to scale them up in the coming years.

The Scholarships That Launched the Open Society Foundations

November 1, 2016 | George Soros

For over three decades, support for disenfranchised scholars has been a key endeavor of the foundations.

Why Inclusive Education Is for All Children, Everywhere

September 15, 2016 | Alison Hillman, Kate Lapham

This month, the UN affirmed that inclusive education for all learners at all levels is critical for the development of fair and open societies.

How a Broken Economic System Keeps Roma Children in Special Schools

September 14, 2016 | Miroslav Klempar

Roma students are often funneled into special schools, but a door-to-door initiative is supporting parents who want a mainstream education for their children.

Brazil, Homicide Capital of the World, Tackles Violence against Children

August 18, 2016 | Robert Muggah

An app that records how young people experience violence could help make their world more secure.

Pakistan Begins to See How Early Childhood Development Could Transform Its Future

August 4, 2016 | Mehnaz Aziz

Focusing on the well-being of its youngest citizens is a long-term investment that could pay dividends for decades to come.

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