A new Afghan muppet moves onto Sesame Street
by Enrique Perez
Zari is here to teach viewers about girls' empowerment and national identity.
Apr 13, 2016
5 + 1 things teachers can do to close the math achievement gap
by Goorish Wibneh
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.
Mar 15, 2016
Architect’s life’s work culminates in school for girls in Afghanistan
by Sarah Stuteville
The spirit of local architect Bob Hull lives on in Gohar Khatoon school for girls inAfghanistan, which opened this summer.
Oct 12, 2015
10 ways to maximize global girls’ education
by Nabeeha Chaudhary
How organizations working on global girls' education can get beyond oversimplified "one girl at a time" messaging.
Jul 14, 2015
Nepalese student’s suicide reveals dark side of ‘globalization lottery’
by Sarah Stuteville
Girls’ education is often seen as a panacea for global development. One promising Nepalese student's suicide reveals a more complicated picture.
Jul 11, 2014
Teen founder wonders if her organization is ready for college
by Kierra Elfalan
When it comes to running an organization, Jessica Markowitz started early.
Feb 16, 2014
Educate a girl. Change the world.
by Bookda Gheisar
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 married.
Oct 31, 2013
Seattle NGOs asked to do something incredible: work together
by Joy Portella
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 and creative people come together, beautiful harmonies are made. In a choir, it’s obvious how making great music works. But in the struggle to reduce poverty around the world, it’s […]
Dec 13, 2012
Will attack on child activist end Pakistani apathy about civil rights?
by Muatasim Qazi
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 was virtually under Taliban control, Malala, using the pen name Gul Makai, wrote a diary that was published and broadcast on BBC’s Urdu language radio service. In it she […]
Oct 15, 2012