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February 6, 2017

To help people organize their time at the upcoming Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) conference in March, the Global Reading Network once again will prepare a conference Passport listing sessions relating to early grade...

February 5, 2017

 

How can education systems support peace and reconciliation in fragile settings where there is ethnic and religious diversity? Can education materialsproduced for a linguistically diverse society also carry messages about the need to respect diversity and build social cohesion? This workshop offers one step in that ...

February 2, 2017

Although International Women’s Day isn’t until March 8, more than 80 celebrities including Natalie Portman, Lady Gaga, Charlize Theron, Robin Wright and Isla Fisher have banded together to sign an open letter that addresses the lack of education available to many girls worldwide. The letter is part of a campaign organized by...

February 1, 2017

All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development (ACR) and Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) have announced a compilation of digital libraries on the ACR website. On a single page, users can link to eight...

January 31, 2017

Early literacy was rated as the most important topic in education by more than 1,500 respondents to the International Literacy Association’s (ILA) “What’s Hot in Literacy” 2017 report, and it also ranked among the top five “hot,” or trending, topics. Other top-five important topics in the survey included...

January 30, 2017

“Education is the most empowering force in the world,” said Save the Children International CEO Helle Thorning-Schmidt in a speech at the Education World Forum on January 23. “It creates knowledge, builds confidence and breaks down barriers to...

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...

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