Global Scholars presents a new curriculum for 2017-2018: “Feeding Our Cities”; educators reflect on the benefits of connecting middle school students worldwide through international digital exchanges such as Global Scholars; and student work shows creative invention in Barcelona and Petropavlovsk. 

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Global Cities Update March 2017


Two new reports offer a framework for understanding the practice and promise of global digital exchange, and help educators know exactly what questions to ask. Plus see sample Global Scholars student videos!

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Global Cities Update June 2016


Why international digital exchange? Mayors and international education leaders discussed in the provocative Global Cities Symposium: The Future of International Digital Learning, K-12.

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Global Cities, Inc. is a program of Bloomberg Philanthropies that connects global cities worldwide through an information-sharing network and supports global awareness for the next generation through cross-national interactive education initiatives. Marjorie B. Tiven is the founder of Global Cities, Inc. From 2002 through 2013, she served as New York City Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office for International Affairs, under the administration of Michael R. Bloomberg.

About Bloomberg Philanthropies Bloomberg Philanthropies’ mission is to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people. The organization focuses on five key areas for creating lasting change: Public Health, Environment, Education, Government Innovation and the Arts. Bloomberg Philanthropies encompasses all of Michael R. Bloomberg’s charitable activities, including his foundation and his personal giving. In 2014, Bloomberg Philanthropies distributed $462 million. For more information on the philanthropy, please visit or follow us on Facebook and Twitter @BloombergDotOrg.


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