Month: March 2016

One Good Question with Kathy Padian: How leadership trumps funding in school system improvement

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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. In what ways do our investments in education reveal our beliefs about the next generation’s role in the world? The first thing that comes to mind, is the the disparity amongst different communities and […]

One Good Question with John Wood: Teaching the world to read

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Education Equity / International Education / Language education / One Good Question / Uncategorized

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. In what ways do our investments in education reveal our beliefs about the next generation’s role in the world? Room to Read was founded 15 years ago as a little unknown startup.  We boil […]

One Good Question with Chris Plutte: Can global understanding help us address race issues in the US?

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International Education / 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. In what ways do our investments in education reveal our beliefs about the next generation’s role in the world? There’s a genuine interest in wanting to be global but folks don’t know where to […]

When women succeed, the world succeeds. #IWD2016

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Agency / Equity / One Good Question / Questions

In honor of International Women’s Day/ Journée des Droits des Femmes, a look back at  Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka’s talk “When women succeed, the world succeeds.” We need to get decision makers to stop seeing women as the problem or charity case. We will not overcome inequality or poverty or sustainable peace if we do not improve the lives of women. There are only 20 women heads of state in the world. if we had more female […]