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Welcome to Education Matters, the blog of School Group.

Education has the potential to change people’s lives for the better, setting them on a course for a brighter future by opening up opportunities they never thought possible, no matter where in the world they live.

But for most of humankind’s recent history, education has followed a predictable path — a steady diet of book learning, memorization and lectures, followed by standardized testing — resulting in huge gaps in educational outcomes.

Thankfully, advances in technology have created the potential to close the gaps in education. And School Group believes that peer-driven international e-learning is answer to making quality education accessible.

Our goal is to empower and support students to learn, build a strong foundation for their futures and develop valuable interpersonal, teamwork and cross-cultural skills, while building an online and brick-and-mortar community of passionate lifelong learners and doers.

For the past two years, as we’ve been working to establish a presence in our initial countries of focus — the U.S., Nepal, India, New Zealand, Canada and Pakistan — we’ve also been readying ourselves behind the scenes, creating a groundbreaking learning management system (LMS) to further our mission of improving education and lives around the world.

As we grow and evolve, Education Matters will report on our progress. We will also cover the best of education, e-learning, international development and community service — spanning everything from the latest news, research and discoveries in the field of education and technology to the impact educational innovations are having on people’s lives across the globe. And we’ll also offer expert opinion and commentary, as well as compelling personal stories from the world of learning.

Check back often since we’ll be posting regularly. We invite you to join the conversation with comments on blog posts and suggestions on what you would like to see us cover here. Follow and reach out to us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn. And please be sure to tell everyone about what we’re doing.

Thank you for reading!

Team #SchoolGroup