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In Ebola-Ravaged Liberia, No Education Plan for 1.4 Million Students



Ebola’s deadly grip on Liberia has forced education to fall by the wayside.

Public and private schools were shut down in July, and no additional plan was provided on how children would continue their education. Nearly three months later, the doors of the 4,413 schools remain closed with no indication of when they will reopen for 1.4 million school-aged children currently without access to education.

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Malala Yousafzai Is the Youngest Nobel Peace Prize Recipient



Malala Yousafzai, a 17-year-old fearless children’s rights activist, made history when she became the youngest person ever to win a Nobel Peace Prize on Friday

The prize was awarded jointly to Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi, 60, of India for their work fighting for children’s rights and education. Yousafzai has dedicated her young life to furthering girls’ education

“Despite her youth, Malala Yousafzai has already fought…

Man Rescued After Failing to Travel Around Bermuda Triangle via Inflatable Bubble



Prepare for a bout of seasickness-induced inspiration

Reza Baluchi, a well-known extreme marathon runner, was attempting to travel around the Bermuda Triangle (from Miami to Bermuda to Peurto Rica, and then back to Miami, approximately 1,033 miles one way) using only an inflatable bubble. Baluchi’s mission was to raise money for Plant Unity, his non-profit organization that provides children with basic living needs and education

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The Government Is Trying to Win the Hong Kong Battle With Mind Games



HONG KONG — The group that wins this battle is the one of stronger mind.

The government is fighting for control with manipulation; the people are fighting for democracy with peace.

Using non-violent resistance, popularized by Indian leader Ghandi to secure independence from Britain in 1947, the students and protest groups of Hong Kong have attempted to use love and solidarity to overcome what they…

5 Reasons Paper Currency Should Be Eliminated



In 2015, the Apple Watch will likely prompt millions of consumers to stop digging into their pockets for their cell phone and possibly ditch their wallets. Many economists are arguing that governments should consider doing something similar

The movement for a cashless society has been gaining momentum over the past decade or so, but now it is technologically possible. Still, getting a country of 315 million people to throw away their pennies and dollars and instead embrace digital wallets…

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How Social Good Summit Is Unfolding on Social Media



Social Good Summit 2014 marks the fifth annual congregation of some of the world’s brightest minds in the social good space

While the event takes place in New York City, the conversations on social media extend the event to a global audience.

Thousands of people will join the #2030NOW discussions on Sept. 21 and 22 to contribute, connect and debate topics such as the proliferation of technology, global education opportunities, climate change and much more

Mashable will be curating some of…

Lazarus, the Cleft Palate Cat Who Went From Rescue to Vine Superstar



You don’t need to be classically beautiful to be a star

Rescue cat Lazarus was born with a cleft palate. The physical deformity leaves him without the appearance of a nose and overexposes his lower teeth, but he still manages to charm thousands of fans on Vine.

According to Lazarus’ official Facebook page, he was found at only 10 weeks old by a student at East Tennessee State University. Although the sickly…

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Malala Yousafzai’s Alleged Shooters Arrested in Pakistan



The militants who were allegedly involved in the shooting of teenage activist Malala Yousafzai have been arrested, according to Pakistani officials.

Pakistani Army spokesman Asim Bajwa said Friday during a news conference that authorities had arrested 10 members of the extremist group known as the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) suspected of shooting Yousafzai in 2012, following her prominent activism in favor of girls’ education in Pakistan

10 Memorable Teachers That Taught Beyond the Lesson Plan



Would you be where you are today without a little creative push from a former teacher?

Some educators go above and beyond their job description — doing more than just teaching the standard material required to pass a test. They inspire students to overcome challenges, improve their lives and accomplish goals they never thought they could.

To celebrate the new school year and show gratitude for all of the hardworking teachers,…

Smarter Education: The Rise of Big Data in the Classroom



You’ve heard it before, and you’ll hear it again: The education system is failingAccording to the Associated Press, about 1,700 schools nationwide can be deemed “dropout factories,” which essentially means their senior class has 60% or less of the students who started there as freshmen. And every 26 seconds, a student in America drops out of high school, or in other words, 7,000 a day. Let that sink in

It’s important not only that we ask ourselves why these schools have lost 40% of their…