Author: Jimmy Leak

Education Program Strategic Advisor — Dr. Jimmy Leak has designed and managed early grades literacy programs in East Africa. While completing his Ph.D. in Education and Policy and Social Context at the University of California, Irvine, he was named a 2011-2012 Public Impact Fellow for his research on teachers and early grades student achievement.
Nuru Education Celebrates World Book Day 2017

Last year, the Nuru Education team celebrated World Book and Copyright Day by sharing their favorite books and why they love to read….

Nuru Kenya Education outreach program ends, new beginnings await

The end of the 2016 school year in Kenya signals an end and a new beginning. After five years of lessons taught and…

Here’s how Nuru Ethiopia is encouraging girls to attend school

In almost every public building in the U.S., there’s a restroom. At the mall, restaurants, schools, government buildings, stores—clean, spacious restrooms abound. In…

International Literacy Day: A Call to Action

My wife loves to read.  She reads every night and probably averages a book a week, so it was no surprise when we…

Favorite Childhood Books of Nuru Education Staff #WorldBookandCopyrightDay

As the world celebrates World Book and Copyright Day on Saturday, April 23rd, members of the Nuru Education team reflect on what books…

Growing up in a world with(out) storybooks #BookDay

One of my favorite book series when I was growing up was C.S. Lewis’ “The Chronicles of Narnia.” In these books, children from…

Understanding Nuru’s role in global education: reflections on CIES 2016

What do you get when you bring nearly 2,700 attendees from countries all over the world—representing international NGOs, ministries of education, academic institutions…

Are you reading this headline in your native language?

In the buildup to the primaries for U.S. president, Donald Trump criticized Jeb Bush for speaking Spanish, saying “We’re a nation that speaks…

Nuru Education: 2015 Year in Review

The past year has been a year of growth, iteration and achievement for Nuru Education. Nuru Kenya Education began completed its fourth year…

Nuru Ethiopia Education conducts first teacher training

After a very successful Training of Trainers (ToT) with woreda (district) education officials, school directors, cluster supervisors and language department heads in October,…