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Security Council adopts ‘first of its kind’ resolution on protecting classrooms from conflict (UN News)

Acting unanimously on Friday, the Security Council adopted a unique resolution strongly condemning attacks against schools, children and teachers and urging conflict parties to immediately safeguard the right to education. Security Council adopts ‘first of its kind’ resolution on protecting classrooms from conflict | | UN News

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What to expect around education at COP26 (Christina Kwauk, Brookings)

For the first two weeks of November, all eyes will be on Glasgow as the much-anticipated COP26—the 26th Conference of the Parties to the U.N. Convention on Climate Change—unfolds. While climate experts vary on their outlook for an optimistic outcome, one thing is clear: COP26 will be a deciding moment in our collective efforts to […]

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A Bottom-Up Approach to Education Reform (Miroslav Beblavý, Soňa Muzikárová, Project-Syndicate)

The global economy is undergoing a digital transformation, but educational systems are lagging in providing the skills students need for the careers of the future. Where should governments turn to develop the programs needed to expand digital literacy and strengthen critical thinking? A Bottom-Up Approach to Education Reform by Miroslav Beblavý & Soňa Muzikárová – […]

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Building skills for life. How to expand and improve computer science education around the world (Emiliana Vegas, Michael Hansen, and Brian Fowler, Brookings)

This report makes the case for expanding computer science education in primary and secondary schools around the world, and outlines the key challenges standing in the way. Through analysis of regional and national education systems at various stages of progress in implementing computer science education programs, the report offers transferable lessons learned across a wide […]

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Future of Testing in Education: Artificial Intelligence (Laura Jimenez and Ulrich Boser, CAP)

Despite the often-negative discussion about testing in schools, assessments are a necessary and useful tool in the teaching and learning process. This is especially true when it comes to diagnostic and formative assessments, which give teachers real-time direction for what students need to learn to master course content. It is this space where the advancements […]

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Education. Results Report 2021: Looking back on five years of progress and challenges (Élisé Miningou, GPE)

With the completion of GPE 2020, the strategic plan for the 2016–2020 period, the 2021 Results Report presents the progress and achievements of the partnership as measured against targets set in the GPE 2020 results framework. The report also discusses GPE’s response to the education emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Overall, the report shows that partner countries have […]

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Zimbabwe. Applying a whole school approach: Strengthening education systems to address gender violence in schools (Jenny Parkes, Sujata Bordoloi, GPE)

Parents send their children to school to learn, to become educated and with the hope that eventually they will have a better life than they did. Schools are meant to provide a conducive environment for learning – freedom from violence, discrimination and physical and emotional abuse, well trained teachers, textbooks and curricula free from biases, […]

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Education/Conflict Areas. Improving Access to Education for Marginalised Girls in Conflict Areas (Gauthier Marchais, Sweta Gupta, Cyril Brandt, IDS)

To remove barriers to education for marginalised girls in those contexts, a key challenge is to understand the multiple and intersecting forms of marginalisation and their changing dynamics during violent conflict. Research from the REALISE education project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) identifies key considerations for education programmes for marginalised girls in […]

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Education. The Transformative Power of Early Education (Project-Syndicate)

MANOS ANTONINIS Despite the importance of a person’s early years, an estimated two in five children, mostly in low- and lower-middle-income countries, are still completely missing out on pre-primary school. Giving everyone the same educational opportunity from the beginning can play a powerful role in fostering inclusion. The Transformative Power of Early Education by Manos […]

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(USA) Public K-12 education serves as a launching pad for economic mobility and opportunity, preparing students for college or a good-paying job

Richard V. Reeves and Ember Smith writes for Brookings: Public K-12 education serves as a launching pad for economic mobility and opportunity, preparing students for college or a good-paying job. Despite K-12 education’s influence on later-in-life outcomes, schools often underserve students of color. Hispanic students in particular constitute a significant and growing portion of the U.S. student […]

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Education – How can education be the antidote to a world prone to fracture along environmental, social, and economic fault lines? (Christopher J. Thomas, Brookings)

Since 1960, the world’s population has more than doubled. Average life expectancy increased by 50 percent and income per person tripled. The share of people living in extreme poverty declined from 54 percent to 10 percent (data are available through 2018, pre-pandemic). Technology revolutionized how we communicate, how we travel, and even what we eat. For […]

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Education – Achieving digital equity means tackling ‘tech poverty’ (Enrique Lores, Project-Syndicate)

One-third of the world’s children have missed out on remote learning during the pandemic. This statistic further exposes the digital divide – not just reduced access to technology but crucially to the connections it enables. Public and private sector organizations need to invest in connectivity, hardware, content and digital literacy programmes. Achieving digital equity means […]