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A Paris-Based Media Outlet Reacts to the Attacks

November 16, 2015by Daniel Makonnen

Mapping a Path to Tolerance During a Time of Fear

November 25, 2015by Sarah Isal

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“Scared Straight” Anti-Drug Programs Aren’t Scaring Kids at All

November 25, 2015 | by Joanne Csete

A new report suggests that fear-based abstinence programs like D.A.R.E. might actually increase drug use among youth.

Unaccompanied Minors Struggle to Navigate a Chaotic Asylum System

November 24, 2015 | by Yonous Muhammadi

A chaotic, dysfunctional system awaits young refugees entering Europe alone, pushing many of them onto the street or into forced labor.

Bias Warps the Way African American Girls Are Treated at School

November 6, 2015 | by Janel George

According to a new report, African American female students receive out-of-school suspensions at six times the rate of white girls, and more often than most boys.

The Importance of Getting Roma Children into School Early

November 5, 2015 | by Iliana Sarafian, Arthur Ivatts

A new report details how early childhood education can benefit Roma youth—and why they have trouble accessing it.

What the “Roma Decade” Really Achieved

October 16, 2015 | by Judit Szira

Amid setbacks in housing, health, and employment, Roma did make remarkable gains in one area: education.

Grantee Spotlight

Children Around the World Aren’t Getting the Palliative Care They Need

October 8, 2015 | by Joan Marston

Myths, fears, and more keep children with life-limiting illness from the mind, body, and spiritual care they have a right to.

Grantee Spotlight

Keep Kids Off the Sex Offender Registry

October 6, 2015 | by Eli Lehrer

When it comes to making minors register as sex offenders, the costs to communities far outweigh the benefits.

The Role of Arts and Culture in an Open Society

September 22, 2015 | by Chris Stone

By supporting artistic endeavors, we help make manifest our most ambitious goals and ideals.

Grantee Spotlight

Can a Chain of Progressive Schools Transform Conservative Pakistan?

September 17, 2015 | by 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.

Want to Slash Recidivism Rates? Educate the Incarcerated.

August 3, 2015 | by Christopher Scott, Nkechi Taifa

President Obama’s move to restore prisoners’ access to Pell Grants could be a game changer for reform.