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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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How Young Pakistanis Are Sharing Their World on Bolo Jawan

September 28, 2017 | Jonathan Birchall, Areebah Shahid

Weddings, politics, food, sport and more: a new website is giving young Pakistanis the opportunity to write about life from their point of view.

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.

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.

Between Two Countries Often at Odds, a Youth Alliance Forms

February 17, 2016 | Zubair Azam, Suleiman Amanzad

Young delegates from Afghanistan and Pakistan toured each other’s countries, finding common ground and learning that they’re not so different after all.

Can a Chain of Progressive Schools Transform Conservative Pakistan?

September 17, 2015 | Samina Naz

In a tumultuous region gripped by religious extremism, a new kind of school system aims to instill children with a sense of science, critical thinking, and tolerance.

When Schools Become Targets of War

March 6, 2014 | Trine Petersen

Around the world, schools, student, and teachers are targeted as a tactic of war. States need to take action to stop this appalling practice.

A School Grows in Punjab

June 18, 2013 | Yumna Z. Rizvi

A previously dilapidated school in Punjab now has working bathrooms, a playground, and a boost in education quality. Can it be a model for other schools in rural Pakistan?

Children’s Literature Festival in Pakistan Continues to Grow

November 28, 2012 | Nargis Sultana

Pakistan’s third Children’s Literature Festival was recently held in Peshawar, capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Right to Education for Girls in Pakistan: Malala’s Struggle Must Continue

October 19, 2012 | Nargis Sultana

The recent attack on Malala Yousafzai has shocked Pakistan and the world. More will be needed however if this event is to mark a change in how Pakistan addresses education for girls.

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