Education

She’s the First

As many as 67 percent of girls in the developing world don't attend secondary school. She's the First is looking to change that through sponsorship and campuses...

Home-school in hindsight

Deregulating home-schooling institutions places the trust solely in parents, but is it what’s best for students? Lessons in long division and planetary orbit...

A Trivia Game that Pays Off Student Debt

“Play trivia, do good, win a million.” A California based company wants to raise 10 million dollars through crowdfunding to pay off some student loans and ma...

Prisoner to programmer

The Last Mile teaches inmates coding and programming in prison so they can put it to use once they’re out. Inmates in San Quentin State Prison sit just a sho...

The college conundrum

Is there an intergenerational payoff to education?   There is a growing anxiety in American society about the rising cost of higher education. Every year hun...

Making the Makers

In 2008, Emily Pilloton founded Project H, a non-profit that teaches building and design skills to youth, with an emphasis on girls and children of color. Pr...

Roots & Wings

A head start for kids in Maria Elena She clings to her mother’s skirt. Dania, nearly 2, goes with her mother, 19, to collect recyclable materials in the g...

Encouraging girls to code

Projections say there will be 1.4 million computer specialist job openings by 2020, but currently just .3 percent of high school girls major in computer science...

Frugal flavor

Leanne Brown  New cookbook invites you to eat well on a budget. With just $4 a day, you can eat well and enjoy it. That was Leanne Brown’s goal in wri...

A graceful idea

The Chisomo Idea builds brighter futures for communities in Malawi Noel Musicha, founder and CEO of The Chisomo Idea Noel Musicha was one of the lucky on...