This section displays reports, news, and other information from and about our grantees that highlight and celebrate their work and accomplishments.
November 26, 2014
The High Cost of Principal Turnover
The turnover rate for school principals is among the worst of any industry in the country—coming in fourth behind mining and logging, retail, and leisure and hospitality. This problem, known...
November 10, 2014
Did New Voting Restrictions Make a Difference in the Midterm Elections?
Since the repeal of Section 5 from the Voting Rights Act, which has historically sought to protect the rights of disenfranchised groups and minorities from unfair voting practices, advocates have...
November 7, 2014
New York Welcomes the Emerging Leaders of Pakistan
Young Pakistani visitors pose in front of a New York City icon: the Brooklyn Bridge.
They come from Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar and Quetta. They fly Army jets, found theater companies, open...
November 4, 2014
Higher Education in Africa
Justin Omolo is one of the young stars of the Regional Initiative on Science and Education (RISE), a pan-African higher education initiative that includes 10 African countries and 19 universities and...
November 3, 2014
Voting for Dummies: Two tools help make voting so easy, you’ll have no excuse not to!
November 4th—this Tuesday—is midterm Election Day. For all of you wondering what your district is, where to vote, or even who the candidates are, there are several easy-to-use resources to help...
October 31, 2014
Discover SafeMode: International Security Through the Eyes of a Younger Generation
PRI's The World has always covered international security — a huge topic that touches on almost every aspect of life on earth: war and peace; poverty and economic development; global warming and mass...
October 28, 2014
African Academics Drawn Increasingly to Consultancy
Yet another challenge facing higher education efforts in Africa is the growing rate at which professors and academic researchers are being drawn to lucrative consultancies outside of the university,...
October 27, 2014
Andrew Carnegie Lecture Series
The scientist overseeing the U.S. exploration of Mars, John Grotzinger, was the latest speaker in the Andrew Carnegie Lecture Series, which was inaugurated this year at four of Scotland’s premier...
October 27, 2014
New American Workforce Partners Honored
Five New American Workforce partners were honored last week by the White House initiative Champions for Change for their efforts to help the country prepare immigrant workers for citizenship. The...
October 24, 2014
Remarks at a Symposium on P5+1 Iran Nuclear Negotiations
Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs and lead Iran U.S. negotiator, Wendy Sherman, spoke at the first day of a two-day conference on Iran’s Nuclear Negotiating Strategy, organized by the...
October 23, 2014
New Tools: “Thunderclap” Spreads the Word
Using Thunderclap as a launch tool, “BLOW MINDS, TEACH STEM,” created a network of 750 Twitter and Facebook users. They sent out an automated message at the exact same time amounting to a...
October 22, 2014
Amplifying Higher Education in Africa: Damtew Teferra and the International Journal of African Higher Education
As preparations for next year’s African Higher Education Summit continue to get underway, Carnegie Corporation spoke with Damtew Teferra, who founded the International Network for Higher Education in...
October 20, 2014
The Youth Vote is Important, Especially this November
The youth vote is likely to be pivotal in the upcoming midterm elections, at least according to researchers tracking voting trends at Tufts University. Analysis from The Center for Information and...
October 17, 2014
Carnegie Corporation Grantee Nominated to California Supreme Court
Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, director of Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, received unanimous confirmation from the California state Commission on Judicial...
October 7, 2014
What Does Implementation of Common Core look like?
"Implementation is everything!” That is the mantra of Sandy Boyd, chief operating officer of Achieve, a Carnegie Corporation grantee. The education reform group helped states develop the Common...
October 7, 2014
Meeting the academic needs of a booming continent
As Africa’s economies continue to grow at an unprecedented rate— the World Bank has estimated 5.2 percent across the continent in 2014— the demand for top local talent across sectors is also on the...
October 6, 2014
How Do Americans Really Feel about Immigrants?
Attitudes toward immigration have shifted dramatically in recent years, but the reason once suspected, socioeconomic issues, are not as much at play as previously thought. This finding, revealed in...
October 1, 2014
Former Grantee Gripes on Foreign Policy Blog
Think political science is just common sense? “Maybe. But common sense is often not all that common,” says Stephen Saideman.
September 23, 2014
Carnegie Corporation of New York Awards $5 Million to Universities for Innovative Programs Linking Academia and Policy
Carnegie Corporation of New York announced the five recipients of major grants aimed at improving the transfer of research and expertise between higher education and the policy world in the area of...
September 5, 2014
New Class of African Humanities Fellows Announced
Awardees in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda Will Help Revitalize African Higher Education