Tiffany Anderson, who arrived in Topeka, Kan., in July to be superintendent of the public schools, is making a name for herself as one of the best at standing up for the neediest students.
William Lah got involved at a local middle school, pledging that students will have a caring adult in their life, no matter what. Among other things, he helps them envision a future at college.
The mechanical engineering department at the University of Texas at Austin has worked to expand other people's understanding of what engineers do.
A research team at the University of Washington ran an experiment to see if putting STEM-related tasks in a group setting affected children's motivation.
When Andy (Yuhan) Wang visited a school in rural China, he saw how difficult getting an education can be. His nonprofit provides books and supplies to rural Chinese students.
Yasmine Yehia Moustafa devised a system to produce clean water and biodiesel using rice straw. Her school is part of a new network aimed at giving students the skills they'll need to address the country’s 'grand challenges.'
Lonnie Bunch shares his love of history as the founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opens in Washington Sept. 24.
In Greece’s Peloponnesus, Panagiotis Tsagouris has involved schoolchildren in his effort to preserve the Tsakonian language, considered the only descendant of Doric Greek.
More than 10 million children are estimated to migrate with their families to different parts of India every year. As part of the postcard program, they send confirmation that they're back in school when they go home.
Drawing on 15 years of observations, two researchers find that test scores improved significantly and that students exhibited a variety of other skills when they used laptops.
The Open Door Institute offers a 16-week life skills training program to both the homeless and low-income residents who are seeking documented skills to improve their chances of landing a decent-paying job.
Larry Jemison was a self-described complainer about poor schools. But after he retired, he saw a chance to actually do something. Now, three days a week, he helps children learn to read.
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