The Council’s Center for Universal Education has partnered with PBS Wide Angle as well as Channel Thirteen and the U.S. Global Campaign for Education to distribute the PBS Wide Angle documentary, “Back to School.”
Following Malala Yousafzai’s acceptance of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon writes about why governments, international organizations, and nonprofits should act now to extend girls’ access to education globally.
Isobel Coleman and Sigrid von Wendel explain why Boko Haram has targeted Nigeria's schools and offer recommendations for how the Nigerian government can more effectively fight the rising insurgency.
As more college-educated workers fill low-skilled jobs, Peter Orszag explains that declining demand for highly skilled labor and falling wages are to blame.
"To regain our lead in educational achievement, we'll have to work from the bottom up," writes Rebecca Strauss.
Peter Orszag writes that the link between life expectancy and college completion is not well understood, but they appear to be related to growing income inequality.
Peter Orszag highlights research findings that reinforce the usefulness of test scores in evaluating teacher performance.
Peter Orszag argues that widening gaps in college completion rates between rich and poor students not only undermines the American ideal of equal opportunity, but also misses an economic opportunity to boost productivity.
Peter Orszag argues that simplifying access to financial aid can help more Americans earn college degrees, reduce inequality, and boost economic growth.
With money playing an ever more important role in politics, institutions of higher education need to lead the charge for greater accountability in corporate political spending, says Terra Lawson-Remer.
University endowments ought to be invested in corporations that promote their institutions' mission, argues Terra Lawson-Remer. But for that happen, the Securities and Exchange Commission will first have to require public corporations to disclose their campaign spending activities.
In the wake of a move to increase instructional time for Chicago public school students, Peter Orszag highlights education research showing a link between more time in the classroom and improved academic performance.
Peter Orszag explains how summer inactivity can leave lasting negative impacts on a child's academic performance and physical health.
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon argues that in the wake of recent poisonings in Afghan schools, safety in girls' education is a priority for Afghanistan's future.
Richard N. Haass says today's college graduates will lead 21st century lives, and in an age of globalization, the world will matter to them as never before.
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon discusses her personal experience with school choice.
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Peter Orszag describes three major headwinds facing college-age Americans: rising inequality, higher tuition costs, and a weak labor market.