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Companies are complaining about the skills gap. Here’s how we get closer to solving it. (Huffington Post)

Companies are complaining about the skills gap. Here’s how we get closer to solving it. (Huffington Post)

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.

Education for all is not possible without employers

Education for all is not possible without employers

Leila Toplic, Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer at LRNG We live in a time of learning abundance, with more access to knowledge and technological innovation than ever before. Yet we are confronted by incredible inequality because learning in the 21st...
The plight of ‘invisible children’ – Khmer Times

The plight of ‘invisible children’ – Khmer Times

Today’s invisible victims are refugee children holed up in tents, shacks and hovels who will never enjoy a first day at school; they are the millions of nine to 12-year-olds condemned to child labor and the millions of young girls destined for child marriage and denied an education simply because of their gender.

Empowering Syrian refugees with higher education

Empowering Syrian refugees with higher education

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.

The Education Commission at the Xin Philanthropy Conference

The Education Commission at the Xin Philanthropy Conference

Alibaba Executive Chairman and Commissioner Jack Ma convenes the inaugural Xin Philanthropy Conference in Hangzhou, China to discuss, among other topics, moving toward global education. Joining Mr. Ma will be Commission Chair Gordon Brown who will speak at a plenary session and on the education panel.