education for girls

The newest member of Sesame Street's international cast is Zari, an Afghan Muppet who wears traditional clothing from the country's different ethnic groups. (Photo from REUTERS/ John E. Barrett)

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Zari is here to teach viewers about girls' empowerment and national identity.

Why is there such a large gap in math achievement between white students and students of color? (Photo from flickr by U.S. Dept. of Education)

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The math achievement gap between white and black students in Seattle schools is huge. Here are six ways to start solving the problem at the classroom level.

A classroom in the Gohar Khatoon Girls’ School in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan, designed for natural daylight and ventilation. (Photo by Nic Lehoux)

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The spirit of local architect Bob Hull lives on in Gohar Khatoon school for girls inAfghanistan, which opened this summer.

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai (center) sits with girls inside a classroom at a school for Syrian refugee girls, built by the NGO Kayany Foundation, in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley on July 12th. (Photo from Reuters / Jamal Saidi)

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How organizations working on global girls' education can get beyond oversimplified "one girl at a time" messaging.

Shanta Darnal attended school in Kathmandu thanks to Western donations. (Photo by Amy Benson)

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Girls’ education is often seen as a panacea for global development. One promising Nepalese student's suicide reveals a more complicated picture.

President and founder of Richard’s Rwanda-IMPUHWE Jessica Markowitz visits the FAWE all-girls boarding school in the Rwandan capital of Kigali during the organization’s annual summer trip to Rwanda. (Photo courtesy of Lori Markowitz)

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When it comes to running an organization, Jessica Markowitz started early.

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Sponsor Post Last year Subhasini, 15, enlisted the help of her teachers to convince her parents to let her go to school instead of getting...

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I’m an amateur choir geek and a professional international development wonk. Those things might seem unrelated, but they do have one thing common: when talented...

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The name Malala Yousufzai was new to me until recently. But the power of her words wasn’t. Back in 2009, when her hometown in Swat Valley...