January 2013 (issue 67)
“If I hadn’t gone to school, I wouldn’t be here today”
When civil war seized Sierra Leone, Ishmael Beah’s parents were killed – and at 13 he became a child soldier. Now a resident of New York, he’s dedicated to helping others learn from his experience.
Seeing the world through different eyes
When organizations link up and share their ideas for the future, learning can accelerate at a previously unfathomable pace.
Acting on education
British actor and presenter Ben Walden is bringing his performance techniques into the classroom to help students find their path in life.
Learning to listen
Music is an effective tool for teachers to align disciplines and help students make connections in their learning.
San Diego students are learning while they work to conserve the local beach landscape.
Funds for the future
How an international education helped inspire a world-renowned economist.