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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 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...

November 19, 2018

On November 15, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a new education policy to guide the Agency's investments in international education. This new policy will focus resources on programs that produce measurable learning outcomes for students.

The new education policy highlights key...

November 19, 2018

On November 27 from 9:00 a.m. – 11 a.m. ET, Reading within Reach (REACH) will offer the last in a six-part webinar series on Early Grade Reading Program Design and Implementation: Best Practices and Resources for Success. The final webinar focuses on program design, expansion and sustainability.

The free...

November 7, 2018

Access to quality education is imperative in low-resource countries, and language of instruction is a key aspect. This is the focus of a forthcoming book titled Multilingual Learning in Low-Resource Contexts: Opportunities and Obstacles, edited by Elizabeth J. Erling and John Clegg. The editors are currently seeking...

November 5, 2018

How can educational technology support improve early grade reading outcomes? A recent report titled Technology-Based Innovations to Improve Early Grade Reading Outcomes in Developing Countries: Lessons from 11 All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development Projects offers some ideas. The projects concentrated...

October 30, 2018

Cultivating Dynamic Educators: Case Studies in Teacher Behavior Change in Africa and Asia, a new book from RTI International, responds to growing recognition by international education professionals, policy makers and funding partners of the need for qualified teachers and interest in...

October 11, 2018

The deadline is fast approaching to submit proposals for the 2019 conference of the Comparative & International Education Society (CIES). To assist the Global Reading Network community of practice in connecting with other people interested in presenting at the conference, we have created a Google doc for people to share...

October 8, 2018

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is in the process of developing an Agency Education Policy to replace the 2011-2015 USAID Education Strategy (extended through December 31, 2018). USAID seeks voluntary feedback on the draft of this new...

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