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May 18, 2017

 

In celebration of UNESCO’s World Book and Copyright Day on April 23, the nonprofit Akshara Foundation is conducting a campaign to provide 900 workbooks for 900 children to help them perfect their written English skills. For the last...

May 15, 2017

 

Registration is open for “How Children in Developing Countries Learn to Read,” a fully online, university-accredited professional development course starting May 22, 2017. This is the foundation course of the Early Grade Reading Graduate Certificate offered by the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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May 12, 2017

“The way that I like to describe our work is to think about a staircase,” said Alice Albright, CEO of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) in a recent interview on WBEZ’s “World View” program. “Every country needs a strong education system, which means that they need a staircase where kids can start on the bottom step and...

May 11, 2017

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani activist and champion of women’s education, has been named a UN Messenger of Peace, becoming the youngest person ever to receive the world body’s highest honor.  She accepted the role with a special focus on girls’ education, according to the BBC. “Once you educate girls, you change the whole...

May 6, 2017

As part of its ongoing efforts to provide members of the Community of Practice with valuable professional development information, the Global Reading Network (GRN) will offer two webinars in May spotlighting the topic of materials and technology in early grade reading, which is becoming an increasingly important topic globally...

May 3, 2017

Jennifer Gerst, Project Director for Reading within Reach (REACH) and Director of the Global Reading Network Community of Practice, is one of the speakers at Language in Education: New Conversations about Tough Questions and Promising Approaches, hosted by FHI 360 from 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM on Friday, May 12. The event will take...

April 11, 2017
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April 10, 2017

An estimated 250 million children around the world lack foundational reading skills. The Global Reading Network (GRN) is working to remedy this critical problem by connecting donors, government agencies, organizations and individuals who have an interest in improving the literacy lives of children everywhere. Toward this end,...

April 7, 2017

The Board of Directors of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) recently approved a new financing and funding framework to support global education. The framework’s purpose is to increase GPE’s support to developing countries, as well as to drive greater and better coordinated public and private financing for global...

April 7, 2017


By Deepa Srikantaiah, Amy Pallangyo and Aristarick Lyimo, Reading within REACH/Global Reading Network

In rural Malawi, a six-year-old girl finishes her day at school, but when she comes back home her day of learning to read isn’t over. There’s a learning camp happening in her...

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