Education

  • Podcast

    Adela Soliz on community colleges and college affordability

    August 21, 2015, Adela Soliz and Fred Dews

  • In the News

    What [social impact bonds] are about getting governments and service providers to focus on outcomes, and getting governments to focus on preventative services. It's a lot less risky than business as usual for governments. Billions are spent on social services that we don't know what the outcomes are.

    June 23, 2015, Emily Gustafsson-Wright, CNBC
  • Podcast

    Stuart Butler on MOOCs, college costs, and the future of higher education

    May 8, 2015, Stuart M. Butler and Fred Dews

  • In the News

    These results [the skills gap] are suggesting that a significant chunk of Americans will have trouble moving up in the labor market and getting out of lower-wage jobs.

    April 30, 2015, Harry J. Holzer, The Fiscal Times
  • Podcast

    Maysa Jalbout on education challenges in the Arab world

    April 24, 2015, Maysa Jalbout and Fred Dews

  • Podcast

    Julia Gillard on the power of universal education

    March 20, 2015, Julia Gillard and Fred Dews

  • In the News

    Education is not perceived as a life-saving intervention and is hard to fund in humanitarian situations, with less than 2 percent of humanitarian aid allocated to education.

    March 16, 2015, Sarah Dryden-Peterson, Epicenter
  • In the News

    Students [protesting in Myanmar] object to the National Education Law vesting too much control over education in the central government's hands through the creation of a government-controlled National Education Commission and Higher Education Cooperation Committee, which have wide-ranging powers.

    March 11, 2015, Lynn Kuok, Deutsche Welle (Germany)
  • In the News

    The issue of education and educational reform is a particularly thorny one given Myanmar’s history. Students have been responsible for leading many of the country’s main protests, such as in 1988, 1996 and 1998. Students were also involved in the monk-led Saffron Revolution of 2007. For 10 out of the 12 years between 1988 and 2000, Yangon’s universities were closed.

    March 11, 2015, Lynn Kuok, Deutsche Welle (Germany)
  • In the News

    The excessive use of force by the police [against student protesters], at best, indicates poor training and, at worst, suggests a possible return to the heavy handed approach of Myanmar's not-so-distant past.

    March 11, 2015, Lynn Kuok, Deutsche Welle (Germany)

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