Category Archives: Events for Growing Up Global

Growing Up Global on Education Nation

U.S. students rank below 30th in math, 23rd in science, 17th in reading out of 30 developed countries (Dec 2010 OECD-PISA results). In 1995, the United States was #1 in the world in college graduation rate. In 2005, it was 15th. 90% of American students cannot find Afghanistan on a map. (Roper/National Geographic poll) 91%…

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One World, Many Stories Activity Guide is Up!

Hello Readers and Adventurers! Our shared planet is rich with art, music, poetry, spices, dance, language, and many, many stories. Every day people are becoming more connected across neighborhoods, countries, continents, and oceans – let’s join them! Across the U.S., our libraries have adopted the summer reading theme “One World, Many Stories.” This offers a…

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TEDxNYED Talk │ Innovation in Education │Global Citizens

TEDxNYED Homa Tavangar video link Earlier in March I had the great honor of joining several hundred people committed to innovation in education in various forms, for the TEDxNYED conference.  The speaker roster, folks behind the scenes and participants I met (like Nathan Dudley of the NY Harbor School) truly inspired me, with their sincerity,…

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Share Your Story on 10.10.10 – One Day on Earth

Imagine what it’s like when musicians from disparate countries, playing diverse instruments, dedicated to different genres come together on one stage, having never met each other before.  Initially the collaboration produces dissonance, but among skilled practitioners dedicated to their craft, disharmony transforms into harmony and something altogether new forms.  This is what took place in…

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Tell Me Your Story – and Win a Global Giving Gift Card!

Last night I met Connie Duckworth, founder of Arzu Rugs. In the Appendix of Growing Up Global I suggest Arzu among the beautiful ways to adorn your home and support gender equality, so it was very special to meet Connie passing through Philly. Arzu (meaning “hope” in Dari, and Farsi speakers will recognize this word…

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