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February 6, 2019

If you haven’t visited the Global Reading Network’s website in a while, you will find a variety of recently added resources to support people involved in early grade education worldwide. Here’s a sampling:

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January 31, 2019

Organized each year by the nonprofit organization LitWorld, World Read Aloud Day encourages people across the globe to read aloud together and share stories to advocate for literacy as a human right that belongs to all people. Find out how to join the celebration ...

January 30, 2019

Although 2018 was a year of “significant milestones for education,” much work remains, according to a recent blog from the Global Partnership for Education (GPE). Noting that more than 260 million children across the world remain out of school, GPE shares five new year’s...

January 28, 2019

Recognizing that teachers are the single most important driver of how much students learn, the World Bank is unveiling the first-ever open source classroom observation tool. At the same time, the World Bank is initiating a discussion on the best ways to attract, prepare, engage and support teachers to ensure learning for all....

January 23, 2019

In December 2018, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed January 24 as the International Day of Education. This new celebration recognizes the importance of working to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education at all levels in order that all may have access to lifelong learning opportunities. Providing this...

January 17, 2019

Plan now to participate in these upcoming education celebrations:

January 24: International Day of Education: Proclaimed in December 2018 by the United Nations General Assembly, this new observance celebrates the role of education in peace and development. Learn more...

January 16, 2019

Data are essential to provide a better understanding of the educational contexts in Africa, according to an article on the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) blog. This, in turn, helps make the system more innovative and effective in identifying trends and possibilities.

The article notes that the number of students...

December 8, 2018

The new education policy announced in November by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) emphasizes that the primary purpose of its programming is to achieve sustained, measurable improvements in learning outcomes and skills development. The policy describes six principles that drive decision-...

December 5, 2018

Worldwide, 617 million children are not learning the basics in reading and math. That is just one of the sobering statistics highlighted in a new report titled SDG 4 Data Digest 2018: Data to Nurture Learning. The report was prepared by UNESCO’s Institute for Statistics and launched December 3 as ministers and...

December 3, 2018

Worldwide, between 15% and 20% of people have some sort of physical or mental disability. With that in mind, the United Nations established the International Day of Persons with Disabilities in 1992 to promote the rights and well-being...

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