For most of us, the traditional notion of the “American Dream” – and what it symbolizes in countries around the world – begins with hard work and education and leads to opportunity and a flourishing future. However, in our ever-evolving global economy, the opportunities my generation had are so much more elusive for today’s college-age students and young professionals, many of whom are saddled with debt and ill-equipped to launch careers to set themselves up for a successful future.
Using the Syrian Civil War as a case study, Jamiya Project Academic Adviser Paul O’Keeffe explores education in emergencies and how seemingly intractable situations present abundant opportunities for educational advancement.
Citing different education challenges and strategies, Edmonds Community College consultation participants joined in agreeing “education is the single most important thing in changing someone’s life, enriching the broader community, and bringing hope for a better world.”
Youth Panel co-chair Rosemarie Ramitt discusses her journey as a member of the disabled community and explains why the quality of an education must never be compromised no matter the circumstances.
Following the International Conference on More and Better Investment in Global Education in Seoul, Korea, two Education Commissioners had the privilege of seeing firsthand the incredible work taking place at Mirim Meister High School.
Fred Singer, CEO of Echo360 – a student engagement platform used by over 3 million students across the world – tells us about education transformations already underway and others to expect in the future. From the ‘Fitbit’ awareness paradigm to predictive analytics, read about the important trends to watch in the ‘Third Wave’ of education.
Commissioner Anant Agarwal identifies five advancements critical to making online learning more valuable and available to global learners