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February 20, 2019

On February 5, All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development announced eKitabu, Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Institute for the Deaf (RIT/NTID) and Manos Unidas as the finalists in ACR GCD’s...

February 18, 2019

Approved in 1999 by UNESCO, International Mother Language Day promotes the importance of linguistic diversity and multilingual education. The theme for 2019 is “Indigenous languages matter for development, peace building and reconciliation.”

To commemorate the event, UNESCO will sponsor a seminar and workshop at its...

January 31, 2019

Organized each year by the nonprofit organization LitWorld, World Read Aloud Day encourages people across the globe to read aloud together and share stories to advocate for literacy as a human right that belongs to all people. Find out how to join the celebration ...

January 30, 2019

Although 2018 was a year...

January 23, 2019

In December 2018, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed January 24 as the International Day of Education. This new celebration recognizes the importance of working to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education at all levels in order that all may have access to lifelong learning opportunities. Providing this...

January 17, 2019

Plan now to participate in these upcoming education celebrations:

January 24: International Day of Education: Proclaimed in December 2018 by...

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...

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