Be The Change You Want to See By Shifting Traditional High School

At this big traditional high school teachers are taking the lead in the push for interdisciplinary, future-focused teaching practices.

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UN global assessment on higher education reveals broad socio-economic, gender disparities

Noting the lack of sufficient institutions to cater to the growing demand for higher education as well as increasing disparities in its access, the United Nations educational and scientific agency has presented a series of steps to make such education …

How Kids Learn Better By Taking Frequent Breaks Throughout The Day

American teacher Timothy Walker learned more effective ways to teach when he moved to Finland and pulled back from cramming too much into one day.

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How Empathy Is Important For Parents And Teens When Things Get Stressful

Helping teenagers develop cognitive empathy, the ability to understand another person’s perspective, can allow them to cope with stress better. But whether they accept help can be all in the phrasing.

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UN cultural agency promotes power of youth to preserve cultural heritage

Young people from around the world today joined United Nations staff and international dignitaries in Changsha, China, to show support for protecting and preserving the cultural heritage along the Silk Route.

Delay Kindergarten? Some Research Says, Enroll Anyway

Academic redshirting, the practice of holding kids back a year before enrolling them in kindergarten, has been debated for years. A new article attempts to clear up some of the confusion for parents.

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How Play Is At The Heart of Many World-Changing Inventions

Play isn’t just good for social emotional development and regulation, throughout history it has been a powerful driver of invention.

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Why Giving Effective Feedback Is Trickier Than It Seems

Feedback is a crucial part of learning, but only when it helps students target learning goals and comes at the right moment in the trajectory of a project.

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INTERVIEW: In new UN role, Malala Yousafzai seeks to inspire girls to stand up, speak out for rights

In 2012, Malala Yousafzai made headlines all over the world when she was shot by the Taliban for speaking out on the right of education for girls. But instead of silencing her, the brutal attack only served to embolden the Pakistani teenager, who h…

UNESCO award for Dawit Isaak ‘sign of hope’ to free imprisoned Eritrean journalist

An imprisoned Eritrean-Swedish journalist who was arrested in a crackdown on the media in September 2001 and was known for his critical and insightful reporting has been chosen to receive a prestigious United Nations prize dedicated to promoting press …

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