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March 29, 2017

The Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) conference, held earlier in March, provided a wealth of valuable information. With that in mind, the Global Reading Network hosted a post-CIES webinar on Wednesday, March 22. The webinar highlighted main discussions from...

March 29, 2017

The purpose of the Global Reading Network’s (GRN) Steering Committee is to provide strategic direction to the network. The GRN is supported through Reading within Reach (REACH), a five-year initiative (2014-2018) funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and managed by University Research Co, LLC...

March 28, 2017

Beginning March 27th, 2017 University Research Co., LLC (URC) and its not-for-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), have moved their global headquarters to a new address:

5404 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 800
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815-3594

This...

March 23, 2017

Jennifer Bowser Gerst has begun her duties as Project Director for Reading within Reach (REACH) and Director of the Global Reading Network Community of Practice. She replaces Sakil Malik, who is transitioning to a position as Vice President of Global Education for World Learning.

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March 23, 2017

In celebration of International Women’s Day, The Asia Foundation is honoring eight stories of female ingenuity and bravery that have been chosen as winners of the Let’s Read! children’s story competition in Cambodia. Titled “Girls Can Do Anything,”...

March 22, 2017

In celebration of UNESCO’s Mobile Learning Week, All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development (USAID, World Vision and the Australian Government) and Pearson’s Project Literacy invite you to join them as an agent of change in an interactive EVOKE Literacy Strategy Lab in Paris, France, on March 23.

EVOKE is a...

March 21, 2017

Please join the Global Reading Network for a post-CIES webinar on Wednesday, March 22, at 10 AM EST. This webinar will highlight the main discussions from CIES, which was held in Atlanta March 6th – 9th. If you were not able to attend CIES, this is a great opportunity to hear what was...

March 16, 2017

Activist Malala Yousafzai and actress Charlize Theron are among the celebrities supporting a new campaign demanding action to help girls around the world get an education. The two are part of the new #GirlsCount program launched by the ONE Campaign.

Through the program, people from...

March 15, 2017

“We need new forms of education that promote understanding between cultures, that strengthens the resilience of societies and provides the relevant skills to navigate the future,” said UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova in opening the UNESCO Week for Peace and Sustainable Development last week. The event, held in Ottawa,...

March 14, 2017

A new article on the All Africa.com website describes the vital importance of women’s education. The article cites statistics from the African Union showing that out of 75 percent of girls starting school in Africa only 8 percent finish. Furthermore, statistics indicate that fewer than a quarter of high school-aged girls are...

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