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Arizona High School Graduates Must Prove Their Civics Knowledge

Arizona High School Graduates Must Prove Their Civics Knowledge

Arizona lawmakers blazed new ground this last week, passing legislation requiring high school seniors to prove their mastery of civics knowledge before being allowed to graduate and receive their diploma. Similar bills are under consideration in several states, but as the first law of its kind in the nation, the Arizona statute has sparked much […]

Rwanda ‘Maranyundo Girls School’: A Model for Empowerment

Rwanda ‘Maranyundo Girls School’: A Model for Empowerment

  In Rwanda, a quiet revolution is emerging at the Maranyundo Girls School – a model program for empowering economically vulnerable girls and educating them as future community leaders. The country of 11 million has long been synonymous with the Genocide that defined it 20 years ago. Today that image is changing. Citizens are turning […]

The Education of Girls Around the World

The Education of Girls Around the World

Education of girls was the topic of discussion on December 12 at the Center for Universal Education at Brookings Institution. The full topic of the day was, “How local leadership and community-based solutions can help advance girls education around the world.” During the open panel discussions, the group touched on the status of girl’s education […]

Higher Education Loan Defaults Point at For-Profit Colleges

Higher Education Loan Defaults Point at For-Profit Colleges

A college degree is the primary mechanism for upward social mobility, or so suggests conventional wisdom. For thousands of American college students, however, that wisdom is challenged. According to the Labor Department, the cost of a 4-year college degree has risen 1120% over the past 35 years. To pay for education, more students are turning […]

International Day of the Girl Raises Funds and Awareness for Kenya

International Day of the Girl Raises Funds and Awareness for Kenya

This year’s International Day of the Girl was observed through a fundraiser that raised awareness for a group in Kenya. The evening hosted musical and dance performances as well as information about the program that inspired it. The event follows on a two-year-old resolution by the United Nations, which declared October 11 as International Day […]

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