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.
Amity Shlaes criticizes the erosion of teachers' authority in the classroom.
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Gayle Tzemach Lemmon says controversy surrounding Greg Mortenson, the builder of of girls schools in Afghanistan, threatens to overshadow and even discredit the heroines at the heart of his work.
An international education study showed the United States falling behind in reading, science, and math; Karen Kornbluh analyzes those findings along with other research about the state of American education.
Williams argues that the status quo for peace operations in untenable and that greater U.S. involvement is necessary to enhance the quality and success of peacekeeping missions.
The authors argue that the United States has responded inadequately to the rise of Chinese power and recommend placing less strategic emphasis on the goal of integrating China into the international system and more on balancing China's rise.
Campbell evaluates the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency and recommends that the United States support Nigerian efforts to address the drivers of Boko Haram, such as poverty and corruption, and to foster stronger ties with Nigerian civil society.
Red Team provides an in-depth investigation into the work of red teams, revealing the best practices, most common pitfalls, and most effective applications of these modern-day devil's advocates. More
Ashley's War tells the poignant and gripping story of a groundbreaking team of female American warriors who served alongside Special Operations soldiers in Afghanistan. More
Smith's insightful book explores the policy issues testing the Japanese government as it tries to navigate its relationship with an advancing China. More
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