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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

Open Society Voices

Inclusive Education Reform Presents a Litmus Test for the Czech Republic

November 13, 2017 | Ostalinda Maya Ovalle, Štěpán Drahokoupil

A surge in the anti-establishment vote in October’s elections has left the long struggle to end segregation of Roma children in Czech schools on uncertain ground.

The Truth About Terror and Youth Radicalization

October 27, 2017 | Cristina Goni

As concerns grow about the influence of social media and the internet in radicalizing young people, it’s vital to separate the myths from the facts.

The Children of Northern Ireland Should Grow Up Together

July 14, 2017 | Anna Clarke

For too long, Northern Ireland’s education system has encouraged a divided society. But a new initiative from the Integrated Education Fund is helping parents work together to build a peaceful future for their children.

Ukraine Fights Its Shortfall of Trust in Education

April 24, 2017 | Andreas Schleicher

An ambitious effort is underway to strengthen the country’s educational institutions and change incentive structures to address corruption.

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.

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.

Croatia Rallies in Support of Education Reform

June 7, 2016 | Marko Kovačić

In Croatia, protests stretching across the country voiced a clear call to reform an outdated education system. Now it’s time for the government to respond.

Poland Is Pioneering the World’s First National Open Textbook Program

March 10, 2016 | Melissa Hagemann, Piroska Hugyecz

The country is revolutionizing its education system with free online textbooks that can be adapted, translated, and altered by teachers and students.

Two Milestones Put Romani Cultural Discourse in the Hands of Roma Themselves

January 15, 2016 | Cayetano Fernandez

For too long, Romani studies have been dictated by non-Roma “experts.” In 2015, a pair of breakthrough achievements shifted that paradigm dramatically.

Slowly but Surely, Armenia’s Schools Embrace Students of All Stripes

December 17, 2015 | Elaine Harty

In the year since the passage of a law that provides a basis for inclusive education, hundreds of schools in Armenia have become more welcoming to marginalized students.

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