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Most of my fourth-grade students come from economic poverty, and few have had experience with books and reading. One of the best parts of being a teacher is opening up their world to the great stories found in books. […] Read More

Of the 385,000 Syrian refugee school-aged children in Lebanon, more than one-third of them aren’t receiving any education. Here’s how Lebanese Society of Educational and Social Development is making a dent in that overwhelming need. […] Read More

Fighting illiteracy is an intangible battle for many of us. We take our literacy for granted and can’t comprehend the need for it around the globe. Change, however, comes through education. Literacy can help undo injustices. […] Read More

Efforts to privatize public schools undermine the nature of a democratic government, replacing the sacred ideals of equality and shared fortunes with economic privilege and greed. The door to education must be open to all equally. […] Read More

Teachers and schools are in charge of our most precious resource yet struggle for adequate financing. What if schools enjoyed pork-barrel largesse and the military depended on corporate charity? Talk about a reversal of fortunes. […] Read More

With Christian fundamentalists proposing state laws to erode church-state separation and promote Christian nationalism, we must be ready to testify against such bills – and not back down. […] Read More

Baylor University leaders say they love LGBTQ+ students yet continue to separate them from student life. While the love of Christ has no conditions, Baylor presents love to their queer students with an asterisk. […] Read More

If you plan to study abroad and are married, you should weigh the challenges and sacrifices on your marriage and family. However, the long-term benefits may outweigh the short-term loneliness and struggles. […] Read More

Half of the world’s children – 175 million – between 3 and 6 years old are not enrolled in pre-primary education programs, UNICEF said, putting them at a disadvantage that will follow many of them throughout their lives. […] Read More

As we celebrate Public Schools Week, and the teachers who serve our public schoolchildren with such extraordinary dedication, it behooves us to review the case again. Here are six reasons. […] Read More