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Big Ambitions for Model School Program in Cambodia

Phenom Penh, Cambodia. On a leafy campus near Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh, a group of fifty schoolchildren are benefiting from a bold educational experiment with a dual aim: to turn out youngsters who can improve the country, and to develop a model program that can be replicated internationally. Students work on creating a website during […]

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Harlem School of the Arts Raises Over $1M at Gala

New York, N.Y. This week, the Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) hosted its 50th Year Anniversary Gala Kickoff in the Grand Ballroom at The Plaza.  The star-studded evening recognized artists, community leaders and activists that represent outstanding achievement in arts advocacy, philanthropy and community leadership while raising funds essential to helping HSA in its […]

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World Day: U.N. Urges Investment in Recruiting, Empowering Teachers

New York, N.Y. Marking the first World Teacher’s Day after the adoption of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, senior United Nations officials appealed to the international community to value, support, and empower teachers, “for it is they who will educate a new generation of children who, in turn, will carry forward all our goals to […]

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UNICEF Proposes Fund for Education in Emergencies

New York, N.Y. Two senior United Nations officials today proposed the establishment of a humanitarian fund for education in emergencies that would offer millions of the world’s displaced children their first chance of schooling, as well as bridge the gap between relief assistance and development aid. Girls in Damascus, Syria, shown in their classroom with […]

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Marietta Ranked Seventh Highest Valued College in Nation

Marietta, OH.  A Marietta College education goes well beyond the 44 majors, 18 varsity sports, 100-plus student organizations, study abroad opportunities and countless internships — those tangible elements Marietta markets to prospective and current students. Current students, alumni, faculty and staff all know that it’s the combination of those things, as well as academic and […]

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5 Questions to Ask before Traveling Abroad on Gap Semester

New York, N.Y. The fall semester is in full swing across North America and amid the whirl of classes, assignments, and extra-curricular activities, hundreds of students are already planning ahead for the spring semester. A Projects Abroad volunteer discusses a case with a local colleague at the Child Development Agency in Jamaica. Studying abroad is […]

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Malala Yousafzai Urges Safe, Quality Education for Every Child

New York, N.Y.  Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly alongside 193 youth representatives from the Organization’s 193 Member States, Pakistani education advocate Malala Yousafzai today asked world leaders to promise that every child will have the right to safe, free and quality primary and secondary education. Education advocate Malala Yousafzai (third left) addresses the […]

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President’s Weekly Address: A New College Scorecard

Washington, D.C.  In this week’s address, the President announced the launch of a new College Scorecard, meant to help students and parents identify which schools provide the biggest bang for your buck. Designed with input from those who will use it most, the Scorecard offers reliable data on factors important to prospective students, such as […]

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Understanding Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Wells Fargo, Operation Smile Sending Smiles to India for Diwali

In U.S., Columbus Day Continues to Generate Controversy

U.N. Agency for Palestine Refugees Gets $100M Pledge