Two young women have started Cycle for Science, a plan to bicycle across the US and drop into schools to teach kids quick lessons in physics, solar power, and renewable energy.
In New York and across the country, adults are forming spontaneous groups to make sure students see the movie 'Selma,' which chronicles the civil rights protests that led to the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Sakena Yacoobi started the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) to educate young girls. Then young boys started asking if she could teach them too.
African Plant Breeding Academy students aim to introduce overlooked crops to African communities in need.
In their annual Gates Foundation letter, Bill & Melinda Gates say that 'the lives of people in poor countries will improve faster in the next 15 years than at any other time in history.'
How do you get from a tough childhood in South Central Los Angeles to mission control? By taking fear out of the equation.
A historical schooner is now a unique classroom that offers hands-on learning and life lessons.
A simple build-it-yourself camera teaches science and art.
St. Monica Girls’ Tailoring Center in Uganda teaches skills that allow women to earn a living for themselves – and often for the children they bore as slave 'wives.'
People need to feel free to ask questions, to voice their opinions, and to understand the role they can play in changing practices such as child marriage, says a Muslim leader and child protection specialist.
Through Vision To Learn, Austin Beutner brings eye exams and glasses to low-income students, helping them see their way to a better education.
Leave No Veteran Behind helps pay for veterans' student debts not covered by other military programs, like the G.I. Bill.
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