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An Education Groupie Re-evaluates School

By Diane Prouty

January 27, 2015   |   0 comments

Groupies are an odd lot. They have an almost fanatical, unyielding and uncritical loyalty to someone (usually a musical group). They even follow them around in hopes of making contact. For the most part, it’s a very one-sided affair.

Holding out Hope for Children and Youth

By Magdalena Fulton

January 20, 2015   |   0 comments

As I safely tuck my 6-year-old son and 1-year-old daughter into bed, I am still thinking about the 2015 UNICEF report on the State of the World’s Children that I read this morning.

The story & the glory: Reducing youth radicalism & violence in the Middle East

By Curt Rhodes

January 20, 2015   |   0 comments

The 11-year-old son of my close friend loves studying French and English, in addition to his mother-tongue, Arabic. He is a whiz on his iPad and Facebook and is curious and respectful of others’ opinions.

How Raj Shah reshaped USAID

By Sean C. Carroll

January 8, 2015   |   2 comments

When the U.S. Agency for International Development celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2011, Raj Shah told me and others at the agency, in so many words, that we should make sure USAID doesn’t live to see 100.

Debate Over E-learning a “First World problem” for many youth

By Mike McCabe

December 23, 2014   |   0 comments

For young people like Segundo, an Embera Indian who learned to fix air conditioners using YouTube, the international debate over online learning seems irrelevant.

For better Mideast strategy U.S. should “Keep Calm and Carry On”

By James “Spike” Stephenson

December 19, 2014   |   0 comments

The iconic British government poster—Keep Calm and Carry On—issued in 1939 epitomized the resolve that came to be associated with British resilience through six long years of World War II, much of it on the losing end, before victory in 1945.