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May 21, 2019

“Early Literacy and Multilingual Education in South Asia,” a new report from UNICEF ROSA, analyzes the varying language situations in South Asia and the existing policies and practices regarding languages as the medium of instruction and as subjects in primary education curriculum. It outlines a set of research-driven...

May 20, 2019

On May 14, the Global Digital Library (GDL) launched a developer platform. The goal of the portal is to enable communities of developers, designers and content providers to reuse software, content and design elements from the GDL in new projects. GDL hopes that this open approach to...

May 16, 2019

Gender equality in education is a basic right and a prerequisite to build inclusive societies. Although notable progress has been made over the last 20 years, 16 million girls will never set foot in a classroom, according to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics.

With that in mind, UNESCO established a Prize for Girls’ and...

May 15, 2019

The LAC Reads Capacity Program is offering three free webinars focused on reading comprehension that will be offered in Spanish and are open to the public. The first one will be on May 17th and is focused on the Simple View of Reading as it relates to reading comprehension....

May 14, 2019

In early April, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) issued a new Policy Framework. Taking its direction from the U.S. National Security Strategy (NSS) and the Department of State and USAID Joint Strategic Plan (JSP), the Policy Framework translates the goals outlined in the NSS and JSP specifically...

May 13, 2019

Increasingly, educators are exploring ways of more effectively linking literacy and numeracy instruction. That interest was evident from the enthusiastic live and online audience that attended an event on April 12 hosted by the Global Reading Network (GRN) and the Basic Education Coalition spotlighting three authors of ...

May 2, 2019

Providing ongoing, classroom-based support to teachers is critically important to improving instruction—and student outcomes. Coaching in Early Grade Reading Programs: Evidence, Experiences and Recommendations, a new resource developed by Reading within Reach (REACH) in collaboration with the Global...

April 23, 2019

 

One of the main barriers to improving children’s reading skills is limited or no access to textbooks and reading materials. Restrictive copyrights limit how reading resources are used, shared or repurposed, which in turns limits the potential impact, reach and scalability of the materials. An open educational resource...

April 19, 2019

April 23 marks the day on which several of the world’s most noted authors—William Shakespeare, Miguel Cervantes and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega—all died. It also marks World Book and Copyright Day, a celebration established in 1995 by UNESCO to promote the importance and joy of reading.

By championing books and copyright,...

April 15, 2019

The Global Reading Network is involved in a variety of sessions and panels throughout the Comparative & International Education Society’s conference this week. Many of these sessions feature recent resources available through GRN.  Visit the Upcoming Events section of the...

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