Today’s Solutions: June 13, 2024

Growing food security in Argen

Growing food security in Argentina, one school garden at the time

Up to 35 percent of children in Argentina live in households with “unmet basic needs.” Only 53 percent receive of those receive food assistance. Here is the inspiring story of the Huerta Niño Foundation, an organization founded in 1999 to build agroecological school gardens in low-income areas Read More...

School children to stand at th

School children to stand at their desks for increased health and focus

America’s sedentary lifestyle is linked to a host of public health issues, including obesity. Schoolchildren are no exception, who spend an estimated 90% of their waking hours sitting down. A California couple started a health revolution by replacing traditional classroom furniture with standing Read More...

Activism for beginners

Activism for beginners

How three friends rescued hundreds of Uganda's child soldiers. Marco Visscher | July/August 2010 issue Lauren Grace had never read a piece of Congressional legislation. “It’s pretty dry reading,” she says. But one January night this year, the 25-year-old University of Oklahoma student Read More...

Xavier Helgesen and Kreece Fuc

Xavier Helgesen and Kreece Fuchs: Promoting literacy through Better World Books

Book enthusiast and actor, Levar Burton, nominates the founders of Better Word Books, a company with a mission to support global literacy. Levar Burton | Jan/Feb 2010 issue Xavier Helgesen and Kreece Fuchs. Co-founders, Better World Books. Goshen, Indiana. Photo: Andy Warzon I was lucky. I Read More...

Uttam Sanjel: Building schools

Uttam Sanjel: Building schools in Nepal

Buddhist monk, Matthieu Ricard nominates Uttam Sanjel as an intelligent optimist for his work in building more than nine schools throughout Nepal with full enrollment. Matthieu Ricard | Jan/Feb 2010 issue Uttam Sanjel. Founder, Bamboo School Project. Kathmandu, Nepal. Photo: Pradeep Read More...

Meet the new boss

Meet the new boss

How green MBA programs produce graduates skilled in social and environmental stewardship. Andrew Tolve | November 2009 issue Every month, business students all over North America retreat to a campus on Bainbridge Island, 255 acres (90 hectares) of pristine land a short ferry ride from Seattle, Read More...

Adventures in learning

Adventures in learning

At Aventurijn, a small private school in the Netherlands, children decide what to study and how to study it. Ineke Noordhoff | October 2008 issue Fifteen-year-old Jurriaan de Vos doesn’t have to worry about his report card; his school doesn’t give grades. “There is a class schedule,” he Read More...

Childhood's end

Childhood's end

Schools train children to remain children all their lives, John Taylor Gatto argues in his new book. There’s another way: Teach them to become leaders and adventurers. John Taylor Gatto | October 2008 issue   I taught for 30 years in some of the worst schools in New York City, and in some Read More...

I defeat my enemy when I make

I defeat my enemy when I make him my friend

Three stories about people who have confronted tragedy yet managed to see a way to get beyond rage and revenge and move toward reconciliation. Elik Elhanan | May 2008 issue Learning to speak How one Israeli man lost his sister in a terrorist bombing and found his voice to fight for peace. By Elik Read More...

Lessons in Love

Lessons in Love

At his City Montessori School in Lucknow, India, Jagdish Gandhi teaches kids how to change the world. Ingrid Eissele| March 2008 issue Sitting in the back seat of his car one evening, Jagdish Gandhi puts away his cell phone and places a handkerchief over his thin knee. It’s time for dinner. Read More...