January 24, 2017

Mother languages in a multilingual approach are essential components of quality education, which is itself the foundation for empowering women and men and their societies,” says UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova. International Mother Language Day on February 21 recognizes the critical importance of mother languages...

January 23, 2017

Wilmer De La O came to the United States from El Salvador three years ago. Although he still struggles with English, he dreams of becoming an educator so that he can help other newcomers learn the language. He has already taken steps toward achieving that dream. De La O and about 70 other students at Park View High School in...

January 19, 2017


On January 12, the Global Reading Network (GRN) hosted a webinar spotlighting its recently released Landscape Report on Early Grade Literacy.Young-Suk Kim of the University of California-Irvine and Helen Boyle of Florida State University, two of the report’s authors, discussed highlights of the findings, explored...

January 17, 2017

The Reading within Reach (REACH) initiative, in collaboration with USAID and the World Bank, is pleased to announce the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for funding to support an Early Childhood Education and Literacy Research Study. The estimated period of performance for activities under the award...

January 9, 2017

The Global Reading Network (GRN) is pleased to announce release of the ...

October 21, 2016

University Research Co., LLC (URC), in conjunction with the All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development partners, USAID, World Vision, and the Australian Government, has issued an RFP for funding awards to support the implementation of writer's workshops and associated activities to use Bloom book-writing software...

April 20, 2016

URC, on behalf of the ACR-GCD partners, USAID, World Vision, DFAT and Global Book Fund, is requesting proposals from responsible organizations interested in using Enabling Writers book-writing software to develop hundreds of new book titles for young children in developing countries.

October 26, 2015

Over the last 15 years, basic literacy skills have improved tremendously, yet bolder efforts are needed to achieve universal education. Goal 4 of the Sustainable Development Goals addresses the targets to improve global literacy and education by 2030.

October 14, 2015

John Wood, former executive at Microsoft and co-founder of Room to Read, works to provide books in local languages and create school libraries in developing countries in order to improve child literacy.

September 9, 2015

International Literacy Day (ILA) 2015 was a great success in shining the spotlight on global literacy needs! The ILD kit classroom activities is available inside.


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