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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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Bringing School to an Orphanage in Kyrgyzstan Means New Prospects for Children

October 24, 2014 | Azat Israliov

Askar, an 11-year-old boy, is an orphan like many in Kyrgyzstan, living with a musculoskeletal disorder and abandoned by birth parents. But he is gaining something like a community.

Building the Civil Society of Tomorrow Means Investing in Teachers Today

October 3, 2014 | Trine Petersen

An estimated 250 million children globally lack the skills essential to civic participation. To end this learning crisis, we must ensure that all children have teachers who are trained, motivated, and connected.

In South Africa, a Lesson in Equality 40 Years in the Making

September 9, 2014 | Hugh McLean

In South Africa, 75 percent of the country’s young people are in poorly performing and under-resourced schools, perpetuating a system of social and economic inequality. One grassroots movement is working to change this.

These Roma Students Make Better Physicians than Musicians

September 2, 2014 | Sebastian Krueger

Recasting the image of Roma and promoting inclusion are goals of a unique scholarship program for Roma medical students. In Romania, a creative campaign led by these scholars took to the streets of Bucharest.

Abuse of Kids in Prison: We’ve Been Here Before

August 8, 2014 | Nell Bernstein

A report on guards beating youths at New York’s Rikers Island jail is just the latest evidence that America desperately needs a new approach to juvenile detention.

A Beacon in the Ghetto

June 17, 2014 | Florin Botonogu

In a poverty-stricken district of Bucharest, the Alternative Education Center is helping give children the chance to create a future for themselves.

Disability Is No Longer Invisible in Mongolia

June 12, 2014 | Gerelmaa Amgaabazar, Kate Lapham

Data on people with disabilities, an essential tool for addressing the challenges they face, has long been scarce in Mongolia. That's beginning to change.

How Do You Quantify Hope for Black Men and Boys?

May 15, 2014 | Shawn Dove
When it comes to support for initiatives focused on improving life outcomes for black males in America, where should we go from here? A new report offers answers.

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.

Keeping a Promise to Black Boys in America

March 24, 2014 | 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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