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It's Not Too Late to Help Asia Society Students Left Homeless by Hurricane Sandy

View from a Staten Island public park. (Tomathon/Creative Commons)
Education

News of Hurricane Sandy is disappearing from the headlines. But the devastation remains, including for many students in Asia Society's International Studies Schools Network.

Will the Next 'Education President' Please Stand Up?

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney finish their debate at the University of Denver in Denver, CO on Oct. 3, 2012. (Saul Loeb/AFP/GettyImages)
Education

What was missing from last night's Presidential debate, and has been absent from political discourse in general, this election season?

What Americans Don't Know About the World

An Afghan youth shouts at an anti-U.S. protest in Kabul on Sept. 16, 2012, when students poured into the streets of Kabul to protest a film mocking Islam that has also sparked deadly riots in the Middle East and North Africa. (Massoud Hossaini/AFP/GettyImages)
Education

The non-profit organization World Savvy released new research on what American graduates know about the world. It reveals a troubling gap between important world events and trends, and what a rising generation does not know.

Here's a Message Obama and Romney Should Both Approve

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro gives the keynote address on stage during day one of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Education

Regardless of the outcome in the upcoming presidential election, education must be viewed as the single greatest equalizer and antidote for many of the ills we face as a nation, writes Brandon Wiley.

To Boldly Go … Where Foreign Faces Speak Mandarin

A scene from Hunan TV's
Education

"When I first went to China in the mid-1990s," writes Asia Society's Chris Livaccari, "I often felt like a zoo animal with all the attention I got just from walking down the street."

Teacher Appreciation, Asian Style

A teacher (L) guides children during a reading lesson in Singapore on May 25, 2010. (Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images)
Education

In time for Teacher Appreciation Week, three lessons from Asia on how to value educators.

2012 (and beyond): What American Educators Can Learn From Asia

Graduating students in Singapore stand in the shape of the island nation. (Flickr/Joshua Sosrosaputro)
Education

Singapore has it. So does China. Korea is working on it, and a few months ago, India joined the club. What is “it,” you ask? School reform measures that prepare students for a global knowledge economy.

2012: The Year Mandarin Chinese Becomes a 'Commonly Taught Language'?

A student at Aiton Elementary School in Washington, D.C., practices Chinese. (Grace Norman)
Education

U.S. schools are beginning to see the value in teaching the world's most commonly spoken language. And hopefully the reasons are not just economic, writes Chris Livaccari.

Why 'The Onion' Prank Isn't Funny

Education

The tweetosphere was a-flutter late last week when the satirical news organization The Onion claimed children were being held hostage by a “group of armed Congressmen.” The Washington Post urged its readers to lighten up. The Capitol Police issued a statement that they can take a joke, but insisted, “this is not a very good joke.”

One reason it's not funny is because people realize it's metaphorically true.

Education in a Post-9/11 America

Education

Ten years ago, a stateless terrorist network carried out the most devastating foreign attack on the United States from a remote mountain region in Central Asia. For the American education system, the ensuing lesson was that a rising generation needs to have a much more sophisticated understanding of the world.

But how has the education system changed in the post-9/11 world?