Immigration and Global Economy Drive Growth in Gateway Cities

As advances in technology and transportation continue to progress at a rapid clip, economies across the world have become increasingly bound through global networks of trade and immigration. This trend is none so clear as in gateway hubs. Known by some economists as “capitals of the world,” these cities boast commercial and financial links to [...]

By | 2018-08-13T01:45:17+00:00 August 3rd, 2018|Blog, Education, Philanthropy, Sonny Kalsi|0 Comments

Women on Both Sides of the Ocean Face Practical and Cultural Barriers to Higher Education

  Women have always faced sizable barriers in their quest for higher education. Some are unique to the country in which they live. Some are not. In both the United States and India there is no single reason why many women still cannot attend college. In both countries, the threads of socio-economic status, patriarchy and [...]

By | 2018-06-18T18:34:18+00:00 June 8th, 2018|Blog, Education, Sonny Kalsi|0 Comments

‘Dreamer’ Debate Highlights the Missed Opportunity of Fully Funding ELL Programs

As debate continues on Capitol Hill regarding the fate of “Dreamers” (young people who qualify for the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act) there’s one immigration problem that isn’t making headlines: lack of federal funding for ELL (English Language Learners) in public schools. On average, federal funding only accounts for 11 percent [...]

By | 2018-06-18T18:16:44+00:00 May 20th, 2018|Blog, Education, Sonny Kalsi|0 Comments

Innovative Education Initiatives in Gateway Cities

It’s not a new idea: the belief that public education can fuel economic growth. But it’s one that’s gaining traction, especially in Massachusetts. Twenty-four Gateway Cities across the state have pledged to work together to improve their local economies by building stronger schools and communities. Massachusetts has twenty-six so-called “Gateway Cities,” which are considered to [...]

By | 2018-05-18T18:19:03+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Blog, Education, Sonny Kalsi|0 Comments

Gender Equity in Education in India: Problems and Progress are Not Equal

There is no question that gender bias is a problem in India. Despite recent legal successes that indicate some progress, such as the supreme court decision that ruled that sex with an underaged wife is rape, the government has been slow to address the specific laws that support discrimination based on sex. True, the constitution [...]

By | 2018-05-15T13:38:25+00:00 May 1st, 2018|Education, Philanthropy, Sonny Kalsi|0 Comments

Charity Spotlight: Teaching Matters

In the 1800s the world of education was very different from today. In many parts of the country, especially in rural areas, first through eighth grade was taught in a one-room school house. Teachers were expected to teach multiple subjects (with an emphasis on reading, writing and arithmetic), as well as keep the stove fire [...]

By | 2018-04-17T15:06:49+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Blog, Philanthropy|0 Comments

Museums Level the Playing Field for Kids’ Access to Education

Countless studies and organizations tout the educational benefits of arts and cultural education. Research links music studies with mathematical achievement. Students who study art, research suggests, are 4 times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement and 3 times more likely to be awarded for school attendance. According to studies at the Cornell Language [...]

By | 2018-04-17T15:06:02+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Blog, Education|0 Comments

Charity Spotlight: PowHERful

Every fall, millions of American high school students apply to college. For some-- those with educational and financial resources, as well as supportive families- it’s a nerve wracking time. But those students know that, in the end, they’ll most likely be off to a good school the next year. Unfortunately, there are far too many [...]

By | 2017-11-03T16:00:12+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Blog|1 Comment

What Tanzania Teaches Us About Public-Private Partnerships in Education

Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) are defined by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as “arrangements between public and private actors for the delivery of goods, services and/or facilities.” The organization goes on to explain that “in many different settings, PPPs are increasingly perceived as an innovative policy approach to provide education for all, [...]

By | 2018-04-17T15:04:41+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Blog, Education, Philanthropy, Sonny Kalsi|0 Comments

Literacy Rates are on the Rise, but Not Equally Between Genders

Literacy, the ability to read, write and communicate, is key to the growth and development of   individuals, families and communities. From an historic and global perspective, the news about overall literacy rates is good. In 1820 only 12 percent of the world’s population was literate; today the percentage of people who are illiterate hovers at [...]

By | 2017-10-10T20:48:30+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments