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Q&A with Dr. Karen Kenkel: Director of Quest Forward Academy Santa Rosa

I recently sat down with Karen to learn more about her background and her expectations for the NGL Academy in Santa Rosa, which will welcome its inaugural class this September.... Read More

Q&A with Quest Forward Mentor Brandon Taylor

Brandon Taylor is a teacher at Glasgow Middle School in Fairfax, Virginia. He likes using NGL because it helps him build relationships with students and it gives them control over their own learning.... Read More

What Did You Make at School?

One of the NGL design principles focuses on the importance for students to make and create. The term creating can refer to a broad range of activities, including note-taking, mind-mapping, and essay-writing, but it can also extend to... Read More

Teaching in Africa: What an Experience!

“The only man I envy is the man who has not yet been to Africa—for he has so much to look forward to.”—Richard Mullin. This quote sums up the 13 days I spent teaching in and experiencing the Rukwa region of Tanzania.  The... Read More

Tablet Donations Usher in New Era for Tanzanian Schools

A new era dawned in Tanzania's digital education landscape on Monday when a program, aimed at providing secondary school students with tablets pre-loaded with educational materials, was launched. The program's ultimate goal is to... Read More

Education Brings the First Lady of Tanzania and OE Together in Nebraska

At the same time Joe Ricketts was starting to implement his vision in making quality educational opportunities accessible to children in developing nations through Opportunity Education, another individual, thousands of miles away in... Read More

Two Brothers, Two Awards, One Proven Organization

Joe Ricketts, founder, benefactor, and CEO of Opportunity Education along with Jim Ricketts, who serves as President of the organization, were recently honored by Louisiana College as the first time two brothers have been selected in... Read More

Joe Ricketts Receives Malaika Foundation’s 2013 Global Educator Award for Work in Africa

Joe Ricketts, the philanthropist and entrepreneur who founded the online brokerage TD Ameritrade, will receive the Malaika Foundation's 2013 Global Educator Award at a gala event co-hosted by the Malaika Foundation and the University... Read More