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  • How to Modernize a Country’s Education System One Teacher at a Time

    By: Emil Levy on Tuesday, December 17, 2013

    Bulgaria has the lowest levels of public spending on education in the EU. Many of the school facilities are old and crumbling. There are barely any public funds available for building 21st century classrooms equipped with multi-media facilities and language labs. Moreover, there are no public funds for modernizing the Bulgarian school curriculum or for teacher professional development.


  • International Visitor Leadership Program Builds Bridges

    By: IVLP on Tuesday, February 19, 2013

    Standing in the destruction left by Superstorm Sandy, Eddy Satriya was deeply moved by the efforts of local residents, volunteers and officials to rebuild Breezy Point, NY in the Rockaways. Having known several people affected by the 2004 tsunami in Indonesia, Satriya truly realized the full impact of his time in the U.S. “I can imagine the worst night that the people in Breezy Point faced when the hurricane hit since I also met people in Aceh, Indonesia after the tsunami," he said.


  • The Power of Network Analysis in Evaluation: It’s Not Just About Facebook!

    By: Mirka Tvaruzkova on Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    Have you thought about the importance of your networks, both personal and professional?  How they shape your career and everyday life? Social network analysis (SNA) is a tool used in modern sociology to identify the links between individuals in various social systems.  You can also use it in monitoring and evaluation in order to probe deeper into the power of the social network and how it can be used to measure program outcomes and impact.


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