Contact information for Chalkboard, Transitions Online, and the Open Society Foundations’ Education Support Program. More »
TOL Chalkboard is the premier resource for analysis of global education reforms. Chalkboard articles explore all angles of countries’ educational systems, from state policy, to teachers and students, themselves. In addition to regular features, a series of education reform snapshots examine social exclusion, accountability in educational systems, equitable and efficient state education expenditures, anti-corruption and transparency, as well as good governance and open society values as applied to education.
Transitions Online (TOL) is a nonprofit organization based in Prague supporting the development of a strong, independent media in the 29 post-communist countries of Eastern and Southeastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia. Last year, TOL trained more than 300 journalists and journalism students from some 50 countries through grant-funded and commercial training seminars. The organization also publishes an award-winning online news magazine featuring articles by up-and-coming journalists across the region. More »
Training journalists and improving professional standards across the region has been a key goal of Transitions Online from the outset. The 2012-2013 project serves as an extension and expansion of previous TOL projects, also funded by ESP, to publish education-related articles while simultaneously training the region’s journalists to foster public awareness about education issues. This cooperation has led to the creation of several distance-learning courses for education-focused journalists, the organization of several Prague workshops for aspiring and experienced education journalists, and the publication of dozens of education-related articles. TOL has also localized a News U/Poynter course into Russian and developed the region’s first distance-learning education reporting course for the BBC iLearn platform. The current project includes initiatives focused on increasing TOL’s impact and the organizational capacity to measure and regularly monitor that impact.
The Open Society Foundations (OSF) works to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. To achieve its mission, OSF seeks to shape public policies that assure greater fairness in political, legal, and economic systems and safeguard fundamental rights. OSF places a high priority on protecting and improving the lives of people in marginalized communities. More »
The Education Support Program and its partners support activism, research, policy, and practices that promote education justice. Education justice involves the right of nondiscrimination in education access and the unequal distribution of resources to achieve more equal outcomes in education achievement. Central issues and activities include supporting the renewal and rebuilding of education systems in post conflict countries, promoting equal education and inclusion for marginalized groups, strengthening critical thinking and education quality, and helping civil society play a progressive and engaged role in the education reform process. The program implements its strategies and programs internationally with particular focus given to Africa, Central Asia, the Caucasus, Europe, the Middle East, Russia, and South and South East Asia. More »
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