Smart Planet

The Smart Planet series seeks out stories from educators and organizations (around the world) addressing social justice, civil rights and equity. Find out how leaders are teaching in light of these new challenges. Move beyond collection of resources to actually doing.

SEL & Mindset

Global Collaboration in the Music Classroom

Global and cultural competencies are going to become increasingly important as the world continues to globalize. What can teachers do? Here, we share the story of a teacher who brought global collaboration to her music classroom.

Ed Policy

California Schools Getting Global

Guest author Janet Mann describes how educators, business and community members, and policy-makers convened for California’s first Global Education Summit in 2016.

Future of Learning

Infographic | Connecting Educators Globally

There’s an unmet global demand for access to high-quality education. Learn more from this infographic about next steps for connecting high-achieving school networks globally and ultimately improving student outcomes everywhere.


Living As If All Lives Have Equal Value

I’ve had the good fortune to live and work with people who believe all lives are equal, and who value openness, generosity and innovation as value creation. Here are five lessons they taught me.

Smart Planet

For School Improvement, Network Globally

By: Bonnie Lathram and David Potter. Innovations and advancements in networks and platforms are improving schools. In this post, we look at why school districts everywhere should be looking to engage globally.