Strengthen our Global Competitiveness

Our ability to compete globally means that we must meet the educational needs of the 21st century. CEHD students take advantage of global partnerships and study-abroad experiences to increase their understanding of other cultures, international education and world issues.


Education in Ghana: Empowering Women to Lead

For the past few years, I’ve been involved in one of the most rewarding projects of my career: the Ghanaian Institute for the Future of Teaching and Education (GIFTED) Women’s Fellowship Program. Many organizations came together to create this program: Mujeres por Africa (a Spanish foundation that also funds the larger Ghana Wins! program), NYU, […]


What Should I Teach My Child About Money?

Few would debate the significance of money to our daily lives. Yet, despite its importance, we give little attention to the ways our children develop attitudes toward money. Even though children may learn financial concepts at school, they learn values which will determine lifelong financial habits at home. Teaching Children About Money: Dollars and Sense […]


Reach Your Students with Culturally Responsive STEM Education Methods

I started my career as a high school science teacher in rural Florida. Having grown up in Rhode Island, life in the deep south was a culture shock. When I started teaching, I learned all too quickly that a strong knowledge of science and doing hands-on, engaging (or so I thought) activities can only get […]


CEHD: Fostering Health and Learning For a Lifetime

Thanks for reading Vision 2020. We started this blog in 2012 as a way of sharing our message, research and knowledge with the people of Minnesota. Three years later, it’s proved to be much bigger than that, earning tens of thousands of clicks per month from countries, governments and institutions as far away as India […]


Educating the Workforce on Pandemic Preparedness

As Ebola exploded into national and international news coverage, the need for global pandemic preparedness was also making headlines. It highlighted a lack of resources at the source of the pandemic and also galvanized attention on the global consequences. In recognition of our past experience in this area, the University of Minnesota has been selected […]