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Turning urban youth into global citizens | Angela Jackson | TEDxProvidence

TEDxCincinnati: Global Citizenship in the Classroom: Jenny Buccos at TEDxCincinnati

While the rest of the world invests more in education, the U.S. spends less

The United Kingdom increased education spending 32 percent from 2008 to 2014, according to the OECD. Photo of children at a primary school in London: …

Education

Applying for a GTG

<b>Brainstorming</b><p>When thinking about your application be sure to think about:<p>What your project will be.<br>• Why it is important.<br>• Changes that would occur …

The Risks and Rewards of Student-Exchange Programs

Pen pals and school visits can help students connect with one another, but they can also end up discouraging students from less fortunate backgrounds.<p>In her first letter to Jazmine, a 10th-grader at Amundsen High School in Chicago, Vanessa shares her nickname (“Vane”), says she loves animals, and …

How Canada became an education superpower

<b>When there are debates about the world's top performing education systems, the names that usually get mentioned are the Asian powerhouses such as Singapore and South Korea or the Nordic know-alls, such as Finland or Norway.</b><p>But with much less recognition, Canada has climbed into the top tier of …

'In school, but learning nothing'

<b>Six out of 10 children and teenagers in the world are failing to reach basic levels of proficiency in learning, warns a hard-hitting report from the United Nations.</b><p>The UN describes the findings as "staggering" and representing a "learning crisis".<p>Much of the focus of international aid in education …

Global Literacy Survey | Council on Foreign Relations

What College-Aged Students Know About the World: A Survey on Global Literacy<p>The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and National Geographic …

National park visitors leave roadkill in their wake

Drivers in America's national parks are killing the very bears, deer and wolves they're hoping to see.<p>Drivers in America's national parks are killing the very bears, deer, wolves and other animals they're hoping to see, says a new report seeking changes to the way park managers deal with conflicts …

The 15 Greatest Masterpieces At The Louvre

The grand art museum houses 35,000 masterpieces, from prehistory to contemporary works. But with over 600,000 square feet of exhibition space, navigating the enormous museum can be overwhelming if you don't know what to look out for.<p>Christine Kuan, the chief curator at Artsy, selected 15 must-see …