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    The Nile Project: Bringing the River Basin Together and to the World

     “I would like to state this: That Nile water that God has given you, Don’t fight among you just for it, But it might help you all and you might all protect it.” -“Uruzi Nil” (Burundi)People have gathered and settled near rivers, lakes and coasts for millennia. As much as these water ...

    American Students Think Native Americans Are All Dead

    When education professor Sara Shear looked at academic standards for elementary and secondary schools in all 50 states, she found that a staggering 87 percent of references to Native Americans portrayed them as a population only existing before 1900.“[Students] were coming into college ...

    Chin Up, Liberal Arts Students: History’s On Your Side

    Death of Socrates by Jacques-Louis David (1787)The dreaded question for all those majoring in philosophy, art history, or English literature: “So … what can you do with that?”The 21st century—an age when proficiency in science, engineering and technology reign supreme in job ...

    Foreign Universities Are Viable Alternatives to High U.S. Tuitions

    Since 1985, college tuition fees in the U.S. have skyrocketed 500 percent, and, with high school diplomas no longer guaranteeing livable wages, students have little option but to oblige to the impractical costs of American college.Tennessee and Oregon have both passed legislation allowing their ...

    Björk Comes to the Classroom

    An app-album becomes an educational tool to explore creativity, music, and science.Björk released Biophilia in 2011 as an app-album. It combined song, technology, video, and games, and since then it has evolved into a unique educational program. The album was built upon further by educators ...

    America’s Child Soldiers

     JROTC and the militarizing of America.  This article originally appeared at Tom Dispatch.  Congress surely meant to do the right thing when, in the fall of 2008, it passed the Child Soldiers Prevention Act (CSPA). The law was designed to protect kids worldwide from being forced to fight ...

    Who's Afraid of Equality?

    Students in England bring feminism out of the history books and into the here and now.    Do you remember having a serious conversation about feminism in high school? Neither do I. There were history lessons on the suffrage movement, sure, and English reading lists included the occasional ...

    Corporate-Sponsored Kids

    As marketing to children intensifies, what can society do?This article is adapted from Solutions Online and is licensed under Creative Commons 3.0.A four-year-old arrives at school and starts crying when she realizes her lunch is packed in a generic plastic bag, not the usual Disney Princess ...

    Time to Help College Professors be Better Teachers

    If we want more students to succeed in college, we have to turn full attention to the craft of university-level teaching. What’s at stake is not only increasing graduation rates but providing a quality education for those who, a generation or two ago, might not have seen college as ...

    Getting Kids In On a Sustainable Future

    A sustainable future means teaching kids about climate change and living in balance with the earth. Green School's "Greenest Student on Earth" contest will reward three environmentally conscious students with a year-long scholarship.When it comes to saving the planet, there’s plenty of urgent ...

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