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Inclusive Education Reform Presents a Litmus Test for the Czech Republic

November 13, 2017Ostalinda Maya Ovalle, Štěpán Drahokoupil
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Is Judicial Independence Finally Coming to Kyrgyzstan?

November 16, 2017Shamil Ibragimov, Joshua Russell
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After the Storm: Building a Better Houston

November 3, 2017John Henneberger

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Keeping Youth Out of the Adult Criminal Justice System

October 24, 2017 | Marcy Mistrett

A new report documents major gains in the drive to reduce the number of youths in adult jails and prisons. How philanthropy can help with the challenges ahead.

Q&A: The Promise of Resistance in Puerto Rico

August 31, 2017

Amid the island’s worst financial crisis ever, a fiscal control board has proposed deep cuts to Puerto Rico’s university system. Here’s how students on campus are battling back.

Central Asia at History’s Crossroads

July 14, 2017 | Leonard Benardo

Central Asia’s long history of foreign and domestic repression is well known. Less appreciated, but just as important, is the on-the-ground progress happening across the region every day by civil society activists.

Global Education Goals Shouldn’t Just Be a Numbers Game

May 20, 2015 | Dierdre Williams

The Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals must include education targets that can’t necessarily be quantified.

Where an Open Society Scholarship Can Take You

April 8, 2014 | 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.

Black Male Achievement Leaders Raise the Bar

July 12, 2013 | Shawn Dove

The Black Male Achievement Social Innovators are working to attain educational equity, expand work opportunities, strengthen family structures, and promote positive messages for black men and boys.

Uzbekistan Must End State-Sponsored Slavery

March 13, 2013 | Mark P. Lagon, Bennett Freeman

Each year the Uzbek government forces hundreds of thousands of its own citizens to pick cotton. But the U.S. State Department now has a chance to pressure Uzbek authorities to curb human trafficking.

A Step Closer to Equal Education in South Africa

November 19, 2012 | Hugh McLean

Equal Education has secured a crucial victory in the campaign for minimum norms and standards for school infrastructure in South Africa.

A New Narrative for Europe

October 23, 2012 | Jacqueline Hale

Few could dispute the Nobel committee’s assessment that the EU has helped turn a continent of war into a continent of peace, but many have questioned its timing.

Why Is the World Bank Excluding People with Disabilities?

September 13, 2012 | Jens Trummer

The World Bank has failed to take into account the needs of people with disabilities in its policies related to social safeguards on investments. This is a blatant disregard of human rights and must be rectified immediately.