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Discipline With Dignity: Oakland Classrooms Try Healing Instead of Punishment

Tommy, an agitated 14-year-old high school student in Oakland, Calif., was in the hallway cursing out his teacher at the top of his lungs. A few minutes earlier, in the…

The Myth Behind Public School Failure

Until about 1980, America’s public schoolteachers were iconic everyday heroes painted with a kind of Norman Rockwell patina—generally respected because they helped most kids learn to read, write and successfully…

Educational Focus: Are We Striving for the Wrong Goals?

Recently, Unnayan Learning Hub was featured in a news story that focused on how we, the co-founders, gave up our careers to transform the lives of children in underprivileged areas….

Chuna Devi: Empowering Women in Rural Nepal

This week brought the UN’s 16 days of Action for the Elimination of Violence Against Women to a close. As 2013 ends – a year rife with stories of violence against women,…

Rewiring Education: A New School in Downtown Project in Las Vegas

When school got underway this year in Las Vegas, Nevada, 15 children aged six weeks to 5 years walked, toddled and were toted into a brand new institution that’s founded…

Understanding Millennial Finance

Not many college students will find “travel 3000 miles on a train with a group of entrepreneurs” as a part of the job description for a summer internship. During my…

Malala: A Peaceful Voice for Education

Malala Yousafzi was shot by the Taliban for wanting to go to school. At the Mashable Social Good Summit, she is joined by her father, Zia, the CEO of the…

Garden Library: Creativity and Conversation Transform Stigmatized Neighborhood

“The Garden Library is like our mother,” says Sudanese asylum seeker Najmeldien (Nadeem) Ahmed. “It felt like my life in Israel started when I found the library.” The Garden Library…

Ruwwad: How One Community Overcame the Middle East Education Crisis

I already knew the Ruwwad story intimately. The vision was formed by Fadi Ghandour, the founder and now chairman of the largest logistics company in the Middle East and Africa,…

24 Millennials Rode the Rails and This is What They Learned

A classroom on wheels, vintage wheels. The Millennial Trains Project is a modern-day experiment in learning.  It’s indicative of a generation that’s seeking education beyond the classroom.   And piling into a…

Afghan Women’s Powerful Poetry – Even Amidst War

Despite constant dangers, Afghan women’s poetry continues to flourish. One outlet for women’s poetry is Mirman Baheer, Afghanistan’s largest literary society for women. Mirman Baheer operates in Kabul with over…

Half the Sky Game: What went Right and What went Wrong

Asi Burak Since its debut on March 4, the Half the Sky game has seen more than 500,000 players (!) , who in total have contributed more than $160,000 in donations directly…

150-Year-Old Railways Inspire 21st Century Change: Millennial Train Project

As the Millennial Trains Project enters the two-week countdown for applications, the nation is responding to its provocative idea: Let’s use 150-year-old railways to inspire 21st century change. Over the span of ten days, 40…

College for All: Sebastian Thrun, Udacity

  by Andre Dua Something big is up in higher education thanks to the advent of “massive open online courses” (MOOCs), which can reach millions around the world. What most people—including…

Fixes: A Team Approach to Get Students Ready for College

by David Bornstein, Fixes When Parker Sheffy, a first-year teacher in the Bronx Leadership Academy II, a high school in the South Bronx, talks shop with friends who are also…