Tag Archives: Education

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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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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Plan to School One Million Syrian Children This Month

New York, N.Y.  With more than 4 million children having left Syria – half of them for Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey – in a “crisis of biblical proportions,” the United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education today said $250 million could get 1 million refugee children in school by the time the UN General Assembly […]

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J. Luce Foundation Announces Bauer Fund on Anniversary

On this day, September 5, 2015, The J. Luce Foundation announces the launch of The Bauer Fund, in honor and memory of Grant Michael Bauer, aged 25, who passed away one year ago today from an act of suicide. The fund is to assist young adults with mental health issues or developmental delays. The program will also provide impetus for promoting kindness around the world.

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Conflict Keeps Millions of Children Out of School, Warns UNICEF

New York, N.Y.  More than 13 million – that is the number of children who are prevented from attending school by surging conflict and political upheaval across the Middle East and North Africa, according to a new report released by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today.   Classmates hold hands while standing beside rubble […]

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Help Me to Support Education and Orphan Care in Bihar, India

Bodhgaya, India.  One of the highlights of my pilgrimage to India has been meeting Ranjan Kumar, founder and president of the Gyanjyoti Rural Development Welfare Trust. Ranjan is a 22-year-old Indian Hindu whose passion and education is rural development. He aspires to become a member of the national government here where he can help improve […]

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RUSH: Russell Simmons Family Supporting the Arts in New York

With Alana Galloway. New York, N.Y.  I first met Russell Simmons several years ago at the United Nations. We chatted about meditation and the earthquake in Haiti. I was inspired by his work and honored to be invited to his Rush HeARTS Education Luncheon last spring at the Plaza on Fifth Avenue with one of […]

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Tragedies Can Pull Families Together, Tear Families Apart

NYC Must See: Indian-American Literary Festival Oct. 22-25th

Opening of Academic Building at Tibetan Orphanage in India

Mouse: Technology with Purpose – Nearly 20 Years of Excitement

Obama Salutes Student-Led Action Day on Climate Change

New YouTube Series #NoHomo by Nelson Moses Lassiter