Education

Afghan girls at school in Herat province on Oct. 17. (Hoshang Hashimi/AFP/Getty Images)

Afghanistan Ranks Among the Worst Places for Girls to Get an Education

The United States poured millions into education in Afghanistan. Did it do anything?

Anthony, the winner of last year’s best attendance award at the Esperanza Center, reads a Sidekicks comic at the end of a summer program day in August.

A Language Haven in Baltimore

For young newcomers, the first step to becoming American is learning English.

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Teaching cadets in the age of Trump

After class, surrounded by the same dusty chalkboards I used as a cadet years ago, I quickly realized something was wrong.

BEIJING, CHINA - JULY 18: (CHINA OUT) Students graduate during a ceremony held for 3,768 master and 898 doctorates being given out at the Tsinghua University on July 18, 2007 in Beijing, China. China faces a major challenge in meeting its goal of creating nine million jobs this year, according to Tian Chengping, Minister of Labour and Social Security. Approximately five million college graduates, the largest number in history, will enter the job market this year, in addition to surplus rural labourers swarming into cities for work. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)

China Looks at Western Universities and Smells Weakness

The West’s naive hopes for China have encouraged the biggest crackdown on free inquiry since the Cultural Revolution.

Abdul Karim from Nigeria pursues a B.Sc in Information Technology from NIMS, Jaipur.

Out of India

A wave of brutal violence against visiting college students is forcing the country to examine its racism problem.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 26:  The U.S. State Department is shown January 26, 2017 in Washington, DC. Four senior management team members at the State Department resigned January 25, adding to an exodus of career senior foreign service officers who have recently resigned their positions.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

State Department Suspends Yet Another Fellowship Program

Critics fear the next generation of foreign policy talent could wither on the vine as State slashes fellowships.

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How Trump Backlash Is Funding a Refugee Camp School in Lebanon

The financial challenges are daunting – but Donald Trump has unwittingly spurred a wave of donations that will help educate thousands of children.

SEOUL, REPUBLIC OF KOREA:  Members of a traditional dance troupe perform during a ceremony celebrating Confucius and his instructions in Seoul, 09 March 2006. The ceremony was held at Sungkyunkwan, the state college of Korea's old kingdom for the last 500 years. AFP PHOTO/LEE HOON-KOO  (Photo credit should read LEE HOON-KOO/AFP/Getty Images)

American Universities Are Welcoming China’s Trojan Horse

A growing number of Confucius Institutes are importing Chinese censorship into U.S. campuses.

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Elmo Joins the Forever War

"Sesame Street" is heading to Syrian refugee camps, a blessing for kids with little hope. Better yet, experts say, Elmo and friends can help fight extremism.

BRASILIA, BRAZIL - JUNE 27: Members of group Educafro protest in silence in front of the Presidential Palace on favor of the racial quota policies on June 27, 2012 in Brasilia, Brazil. (Photo by Peter Francia/News Free/LatinContent/Getty Images)

Brazil’s New Problem With Blackness

As the proudly mixed-race country grapples with its legacy of slavery, affirmative-action race tribunals are measuring skull shape and nose width to determine who counts as disadvantaged.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban arrives on the podium prior to his speech in front of the National Museum of Budapest on March 15, 2017, during the official commemoration of the 169th anniversary of the 1848-1849 Hungarian revolution and independence war.
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Stand Up for Free Speech and the CEU

Hungary’s nationalist prime minister is intent on shutting down the country's Central European University. We must not let it happen.

HEMPSTEAD, NY - SEPTEMBER 26:  Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump waves after the Presidential Debate with Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at Hofstra University on September 26, 2016 in Hempstead, New York.  The first of four debates for the 2016 Election, three Presidential and one Vice Presidential, is moderated by NBC's Lester Holt.  (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Five Books for a President Who Doesn’t Read

From a nonfiction book about ethics and values to a Mark Twain classic, here’s a handful of suggestions for Donald Trump’s night table.

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