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Education Needs Social Enterprise

With 260 million children not in school worldwide, education needs more champions to match the enthusiasm of, say, global-health and environmental advocates. And, because education has more room for innovation than any other development sector, there is a unique opportunity for social entrepreneurs.

LONDON – An estimated quarter-million young people in Syria are missing out on college as a result of the civil war there. Now, thanks to the Institute of International Education, charities, philanthropists, and foundations have united to help refugee students find higher-education opportunities, and to provide safe havens for lecturers and professors persecuted by the Syrian regime.