The World Bank recently released the first-ever World Development Report devoted entirely to education, “Learning to Realize Education’s Promise.” It explains why countries across the globe have succeeded at rapidly increasing the number of children in school, but have not achieved the same level of success when it comes to helping those children learn. Because …Read More
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“Thoughts and prayers.” It’s the all-too-familiar phrase uttered when tragedy strikes. We hear it from our leaders, we see it on social media feeds from friends, and we offer it ourselves.
Rescue workers were still responding to the catastrophic earthquake of September 7 that struck southern Mexico when, just 12 days later, the country was jolted by another quake—this time in the capital of Mexico City.
Our family gathered together in the sukkah each day for meals, inviting in congregants and neighbors to join the celebration of this holiday.
Years ago, while on my day off from working at sleepaway camp, my backpack was stolen from the front desk of the store I was inside perusing. Though the bag didn’t contain my phone or wallet, it contained hundreds of pages of hand-written journal entries, ruminations and reflections from several years. I scoured the city …Read More