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Report: War Is a Really Terrible Learning Environment

A new UNESCO report says that 28 million kids don't go to school because of armed conflict in their countries.


A report out today from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (also known as UNESCO) has some depressing data on the number of children worldwide who don't go to school—more than 67 million across the globe. And, what's especially disturbing is that 28 million of them don't go because of armed conflict.

According to the report, classrooms, teachers, and students are increasingly seen as legitimate targets.

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Food for Thinkers: An Online Festival of Food and Writing

Six days, 48 writers—from space archaeologists to music bloggers, plus everything in between—and one topic: what makes food so interesting?


As promised, all this week GOOD's new Food hub will be hosting a blog festival—a multi-site online conversation looking at food writing from as broad and unusual a variety of perspectives as possible. Over the next six days, more than 40 of my favorite writers—from science bloggers and human rights reporters to design critics and food columnists—will be sharing their perspectives on what makes food so interesting.

We're calling it "Food For Thinkers," and although most of the participants will be posting on their own sites, you can keep up with the entire conversation here at GOOD Food HQ, where I'll be hosting links, adding my own responses, and asking for your comments. We'll also be using the Twitter hashtag #foodforthinkers on @GOODFoodHQ, if you prefer to follow along that way.

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