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Three young schoolchildren walking on road (© QxQ Images/Alamy)

Teaching English in Japan shapes lives, including the teachers’

The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program gives Americans and others a chance to live in Japan while teaching English. Here's one person's experience.
Two students congratulating teacher (© Pat Greenhouse/Boston Globe/Getty Images)

She brings ideas from around the world to her classroom

Sydney Chaffee, the 2017 U.S. National Teacher of the Year, is adding new traditions she learned while visiting schools in the Middle East and Africa.
Steve Wozniak clapping (© AP Images)

Computer career classes bear Apple co-founder’s imprint

Apple co-founder and computer designer Steve Wozniak has lent his name to Woz U, an online class provider aimed at saving money for future tech workers.
Two girls listening to a tablet through headphones (USAID)

One mom created her own company so kids can learn Arabic

Rama Kayyali formed Little Thinking Minds when she couldn't find Arabic literacy tools for her sons — in the spirit of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit.
Girl standing in empty classroom (USAID/Morgana Wingard)

‘When I grow up, I want to become a teacher’

USAID is helping primary school children in Bangladesh by installing "reading corners" in classrooms to provide access to books.
Four Pakistani girls listening to a teacher (© AP Images)

Combating illiteracy one child at a time

Increased literacy rates create safer, healthier and more prosperous communities. See what the world is doing September 8 on International Literacy Day.
Teacher in classroom with students (Waterbury Public Schools)

Touring Africa, top teacher finds curiosity about U.S. schools [video]

America's teacher of the year tells African teachers that U.S. schools aren't just about tests, but also about sparking creativity and innovation.
Satya Nadella and two children looking at computer screen (© AP Images)

Students gather in U.S., abroad to learn coding [video]

Efforts to teach students how to write code for computer programs are spanning the globe.
Illustration of computers connected with different national flags (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

Making the world more accessible through translation

Online translation services are getting better thanks to machine learning, opening up a world of options to non-English speakers.