Archive for April, 2009

  • Kyrgyzstan: Cold Classrooms

    Kyrgyzstan: Cold Classrooms

    OSH, Kyrgyzstan | “I want to be a doctor,” declares Nafisa, an eighth-grader at School No. 105 in the suburbs of Kyrgyzstan’s second-largest city. “My friend Aziza wants to be […]

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  • Ukraine: Villain Today, Hero Tomorrow

    Ukraine: Villain Today, Hero Tomorrow

    DONETSK, Ukraine | Olena Yegorova wept through a winter night before her last day as a history teacher in this eastern Ukrainian city. That day in January, she gave a […]

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  • Liberia: Dramatic Turnaround

    Liberia: Dramatic Turnaround

    MONROVIA, Liberia – On any weekday morning, the streets of the capital are filled with students dressed in their colorful school uniforms, having risen early to avoid competing with other […]

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  • Macedonia: Giving Education the Runaround

    Macedonia: Giving Education the Runaround

    SKOPJE, Macedonia | As Macedonia entered local and presidential election campaigns in mid-March, education was yet again among the government’s lowest priorities. Beyond generic promises to improve education infrastructure and […]

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