In the U.S., democracy begins in the classroom

By Amirah Ismail When does democracy start? In America, kids experience democracy as early as the first grade. Through participation in group activities, American students are immersed in  democratic principles like choice, consensus, and freedom of expression from an early age. In elementary schools — or primary schools — teachers and students make decisions at the beginning of the school ...
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International students thrive at U.S. higher education institutions

By Lauren Monsen The United States is the  top destination  for students who study overseas. International students come to the United States because of  strong academics  and institutional support at U.S. schools — and because of the value of a U.S. degree to graduates’ careers. With many options to consider, international students often look for guidance from the U.S. Department of State’s  EducationUSA ...
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Black Americans elevated education, fought racism

Ted DeLaney arrived at Washington and Lee University as a janitor. By the time he left, he’d been chairman of its history department. DeLaney’s story is extraordinary, but his path is one shared by millions of Black Americans: Overcome prejudice, seize new opportunities, and contribute to your community and your nation. DeLaney was born and ...
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U.S. universities adapt to help international students

By  Lauren Monsen As U.S. colleges and universities plan for a new academic year, they are focusing on ways to keep international students safe while furthering their educations despite the new coronavirus pandemic. There are more than 1 million  international students  enrolled in U.S. higher-education institutions, according to the nonprofit Institute of International Education. They contributed more than $46 ...
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