Speaking Out for Education — in the U.S. and Around the World

I’ve been fortunate to be involved since early 2014 with the Global Partnership for Education, which, to oversimplify their mission, gathers and manages resources from countries and other donors for developing nations that are building their primary and secondary education systems. More recently, I worked with an organization called American Graduate, which raises awareness aboutContinue reading “Speaking Out for Education — in the U.S. and Around the World”

What It Takes to Promote Literacy Worldwide

On International Literacy Day, Alice Albright, CEO of Global Partnership for Education, my client, discusses how reading initiatives in developing countries are promoting literacy. It’s a piece I helped develop, and it draws on just a few of the projects that the Global Partnership makes possible around the world. According to estimates by UNESCO, 757 million adults andContinue reading “What It Takes to Promote Literacy Worldwide”

The Unfinished Business of the Americans with Disabilities Act

My client, the Ruderman Family Foundation, is a leader in promoting greater inclusion of people with disabilities into aspects of society — schools, workplaces, religious life and many other public accommodations. So it was appropriate that Jay Ruderman, the president of the Foundation, and Congressman Jim Langevin, a Democrat from Rhode Island and a leader inContinue reading “The Unfinished Business of the Americans with Disabilities Act”

The Last 15 Years in Global Education Show of Great Gains, Continued Challenges

Here’s a piece I wrote for the blog of (my client) the Global Partnership for Education, the leading multilateral organization promoting and supporting the development of primary education systems in developing countries around the world. It’s a summary of the UN’s 2015 Millennium Development Goals Report, which noted advances in primary school net enrollment rates, decreases in theContinue reading “The Last 15 Years in Global Education Show of Great Gains, Continued Challenges”

To Achieve Development Goals, Strengthen Education Worldwide

This September, the United Nations will commit to the new Sustainable Development Goals, which will succeed the Millennium Development Goals. The SDGs outline a new and ambitious worldwide effort to reduce poverty and hunger, improve health, enable equality, protect the planet and much more. To illustrate that point, my client, the Global Partnership for Education,Continue reading “To Achieve Development Goals, Strengthen Education Worldwide”

Clarify: Women Leading Push For Girls’ Education

On International Women’s Day, (my client) Global Partnership for Education recognizes in this post (with contributions by Weintraub Communications) 15 women who have helped promote girls’ education. Two of those women, activist and philanthropist Graça Machel, and Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg wrote in 2014: “In childhood and adolescence, too many girls are undernourished, stunted, denied education andContinue reading “Clarify: Women Leading Push For Girls’ Education”

Amplify: Op-Ed on Value of Girls’ Education

Former Australian Prime Minister and Chair of (our client) the Global Partnership for Education just published this piece, which Weintraub Communications helped shape, in the WISE Ed Review. It coincides with the 2015 observance of International Women’s Day on March 8. She wrote: “Over the last decade, there has been a substantial improvement in gettingContinue reading “Amplify: Op-Ed on Value of Girls’ Education”

Amplify: Op-Ed on Role of U.S. Foreign Aid in Fighting Extremism

Weintraub Communications had a hand in this Op-Ed by General Anthony Zinni, USMC (Ret.) (right) the former Commander in Chief of U.S. Central Command, and Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret.) (left, below) former NATO Supreme Allied Commander for Europe and Dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Both are co-chairs of theContinue reading “Amplify: Op-Ed on Role of U.S. Foreign Aid in Fighting Extremism”

Amplify: Ebola and Education on the Radio

With Weintraub Communications’ help, Chernor Bah, a youth advocate for (client) the Global Partnership for Education and a co-founder of A World at School, appeared late last year on the Diane Rehm Show, a nationally syndicated public affairs program.

Amplify: Boko Haram’s Threat to Education in Nigeria

Here’s a piece Weintraub Communications helped place in The Hill Newspaper for Philip Obaji, Jr., a youth advocate for (our client) the Global Partnership for Education) and the founder and general coordinator for the 1 GAME Campaign, which promotes basic primary education for vulnerable children in Nigeria. He wrote: “During four days in late October, I was on a mission toContinue reading “Amplify: Boko Haram’s Threat to Education in Nigeria”