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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...

March 11, 2019

On March 14 from 12:00-1:00 PM, the Non-fiction Interest Group of the Global Reading Network will hold a webinar on reading comprehension of non-fiction texts in the early grades featuring noted researcher Mariam Jean Dreher of the University of Maryland College Park. Dreher is co-author of Teaching Informational Text in K-...

March 7, 2019

The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages, setting a priority to encourage urgent action to preserve, revitalize and promote indigenous languages. As part of this, UNESCO invites researchers interested in indigenous issues and...

March 6, 2019

A new Global Reading Network webinar spotlights success stories and lessons learned from Enabling Writers projects in Indonesia and the Philippines. The Enabling Writers Workshop Program (EW) makes use of Bloom software to develop decodable and leveled books for use...

March 4, 2019

UNESCO’s Mobile Learning Week 2019 (4-8 March) focuses on Artificial Intelligence and sustainable development. Held annually, Mobile Learning Week convenes education and technology experts...

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