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July 21, 2017

A severe lack of investment in early education is putting millions of children worldwide at a disadvantage before they even start school, according to a report from Theirworld. The report, titled Bright and Early: How funding pre-primary education gives every child a fair start in life...

July 20, 2017

 

On June 28, United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) President Peter Thomson convened a High-Level Action Event on Education to push global efforts to implement Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 (quality education), according to...

July 13, 2017

 

The Mobiles for Education Alliance (mEducation Alliance) invites presentation proposals for the 7th Annual mEducation Symposium, which will be held October 5th-6th in Washington, DC. The symposium serves to share ideas and launch new...

July 10, 2017

 

“It is estimated that more than 250 million school children throughout the world cannot read,” according to a recent World Bank blog submitted by Harry A. Patrinos. Patrinos and coauthors Jimmy Graham and Sean Kelly state that higher literacy rates are associated with healthier populations, less crime, greater economic...

July 6, 2017

The G20 summit, scheduled for July 7th – 8th in Germany, will include discussion of women’s empowerment. A key element in creating that empowerment is education, state authors Barry Johnston and Taylor Royle in a recent article for News Deeply, a media startup and social enterprise.

Noting that more...

July 5, 2017

According to estimates from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), countries throughout the world must recruit 68.8 million teachers over the next 14 years in order to provide every child worldwide with primary and secondary education. This is just one of the interesting statistics included in the new UIS eAtlas.

The...

July 2, 2017

As part of its ongoing efforts to provide members of the Community of Practice with valuable professional development information, the Global Reading Network (GRN) will offer two webinars in July spotlighting early grade reading in fragile states, which is becoming an increasingly important topic globally. 

The first...

June 29, 2017

With more than 260 million children and young people throughout the world not in school, the need to provide support for education globally is more important than ever. In a new article appearing in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Justin W. van Fleet and Liesbet Steer, co-directors of the...

June 28, 2017

Global poverty could be cut by more than half if all adults finished secondary school, according to a new paper released by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics and the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report. This translates to 420 million people being lifted out of poverty. The paper is titled...

June 22, 2017

 

Earlier this year, superstar singer Rihanna, the Global Ambassador for the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), traveled to Malawi to visit key educators, the Malawian...

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