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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.
College students in garden reading room (© AP Images)

Reinventing U.S. college libraries for the digital age

Hundreds of schools, from Ivy League universities to community colleges, have remade their libraries as colorful hubs of college life.
Hands holding newspaper at newsstand (© AP Images)

Learn English for journalism — for free

Are you ready to take your writing to the next level? Learn how to read, write and edit like a journalist with a free online class.
Crowd of people standing outside and listening (U.S. Embassy Kyiv)

Will Ukraine break a Guinness World Record with an English class?

On May 28, thousands of people in Ukraine aimed for a Guinness World Record by simultaneously participating in an interactive English-language lesson.
Person adjusting puppet's head scarf (© AP Images)

Giving voice to Sesame Street’s first Afghan Muppet

Meet puppeteers Mansoora Sherzad and Sima Sultani, who are bringing life to Zari, the newest Muppet on Sesame Street.