Month: November 2015

One Good Question with Allan Golston: Investing in instruction matters most

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Education Equity / One Good Question

This post is part of a series of interviews with international educators, policy makers, and leaders titled “One Good Question.”  These interviews provide answers to my One Good Question (outlined in About) and uncover new questions about education’s impact on the future. Allan C. Golston, president of the United States Program at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, leads the foundation’s efforts to ensure that all students receive a high-quality education that leads to success in […]

Tensions in formal vs. informal education solutions

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Education Equity / International Education / Questions

During the break-out sessions at the GNF Women’s Forum, I participated in “Leaders as entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs as leaders” and “Innovations & challenges in education” and was pleasantly surprised to hear how the conversations blended so seamlessly.  Entrepreneurs from around the globe raised questions about the role of formal education in preparing youth to lead.  “How can we teach our students differently?  How can they learn to harness the opportunities in their environment?  How can they […]

When women succeed, the world succeeds: Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

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Eisenhower Fellowship / Equity

Last night, we opened the Global Network Forum for Women, with a state on the world’s priorities from Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women – ‎UN Women.  We have seen Dr. Mlambo-Ngcuka pave the way, particularly in the UN, for women’s equality worldwide. What has improved in women’s status worldwide in the last 20 years : Girls education has improved, especially in countries with the lowest levels, Countries have created gender […]

One Good Question with Alex Hernandez: Personalized Learning and Design Thinking matter for all kids

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Education Equity / One Good Question

This post is part of a series of interviews with international educators, policy makers, and leaders titled “One Good Question.”  These interviews provide answers to my One Good Question (outlined in About) and uncover new questions about education’s impact on the future. Alex Hernandez is a Partner at the Charter School Growth Fund, a nonprofit that supports the growth of the nation’s best public charter schools. In that role, he leads CSGF’s Next-Generation Schools practice focused […]