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Meet the School that Educates Children Hidden in India’s Margins, FLS News Alerts Issue 804 – Wed 19 Sep 2018

"There is divine beauty in learning... to learn means to accept that life did not begin at my birth. Others have been here before me, and I walk in their footsteps" ―Elie Wiesel 3-4 Mins | Stories Meet the School that Educates Children Hidden in India's Margins On the...

‘Floating Schools’ Bring The Classroom To The Student In Flood-Prone Parts Of Bangladesh, Issue 803 – Tue 18 Sep 2018

"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all" ―Aristotle 3-4 Mins | Stories In Bangladesh, 'Floating Schools' Bring the Classroom to the Student On the Atrai River in the northwest of Bangladesh... Read 5-6 Mins | Curriculum Learning Letter...

A Mother’s Inspiring Story of Determination: Building a better life through Lifelong Learning, FLS News Alerts Issue 802 – Fri 14 Sep 2018

"You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives" ―Clay P. Bedford 2 Mins | Stories A Mother's Inspiring Story: Building a Better Life through Lifelong...

World’s Largest Development Impact Bond Worth $11m Launched to Improve Education Quality in India, FLS News Alerts Issue 801 – Wed 12 Sep 2018

"Expecting all children the same age to learn from the same materials is like expecting all children the same age to wear the same size clothing" ―Madeline Hunter 3 Mins | Finance Impact Bond Worth $11m Launched to Improve Education Quality in India World's largest...

Vietnam: Embracing Tech in Early Childhood Education, FLS News Alerts Issue 800, Tue 11 Sep 2018

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world" ―Albert Einstein 3 Mins | Case Vietnam: Embracing Tech in Early Childhood Education and Beyond When Minh Hạnh’s 5-year-old daughter Mai told her she... Read 3 Mins |...

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Activists contest claim over dip in number of out-of-school children in India

A year ago, a survey released by the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) found 1.7 lakh out-of-school children (OOSC) in the State. The SSA now claims to have reduced this figure to around 37,000. However,...

EWS students forced to drop out of school, despite RTE in place – India

It is ironical that on the eve of Children’s Day, students from the economically weaker section (EWS) are still being forced to drop out of school even though the right to free and compulsory...

Pakistan’s education system

In a list of countries that have the highest shortfall of teachers, Pakistan was the only non-African country on the list. The teachers are under trained, under paid and de-motivated; how can we...

Simply put: How India’s National Education Policy evolved over the years

As a controversy rages around recommendations for the third education policy, RITIKA CHOPRA tracks the history of governments’ instrument to leave an imprint on the country’s education system. The...

World Interfaith Harmony Week: Hussain from Pakistan on how religions can drive education

There are 58 million children in the world out of school and this number will increase if neglected. We have to realise that education is not the problem of one country or one nation but a...

Afghan students create global connections through literacy

BY Briana Vannozzi, Correspondent | October 24, 2017, 5PM EST In the U.S., you can find one in every town, every school and every college. Free libraries are ubiquitous to the American landscape and...

Forum to discuss Maharashtra-wide survey on out-of-school kids

Forum Against Commercialisation of Education (FACE) has called for a meeting of all the social organisations in the city at 5pm on Thursday at BD Bhalekar High School to discuss the state-wide...

Singapore: Active voices of the young at Rosyth School

Being young does not mean one cannot take part in the public discourse on social issues. This is the philosophy behind Rosyth School's C@RS (Current Affairs at Rosyth School) programme. Every...

Seeing means learning in Cambodia

Globally, between 93 and 150 million children are living with disabilities. Children with disabilities are less likely to attend or complete a full cycle of schooling. Girls with disabilities face...

Why Maharashtra is underreporting out-of-school children

Maharashtra’s state education department pegs the number of out-of-school (OoSC) children in the state, as per its latest survey, at 51,000. But documents accessed and reviewed by The Statesman show...

Nigeria: 70% of children out of school in Kebbi

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday that about 70 per cent of children are out of school in Kebbi. The Zonal Head of the fund from Sokoto Field Office, Mr Mohammad Mohiuddin,...

Over 126,000 displaced Yobe children out of school – UNICEF

Bimba said UNICEF had established shift schools, school tents, bags and learning materials in Internally Displaced Persons camps to provide education for the children. The United Nations Children’s...

Developing Students’ Ability to Give and Take Effective Feedback

By Katrina Schwartz OCTOBER 15, 2017 When Emerie Lukas was hired to develop and teach a STEM Foundations course to middle school students at the Dayton Regional STEM School, she was starting from...

Michelle Obama highlights education with #62milliongirls

62 million girls. That's the number of girls around the world who are not in school. On Saturday, first lady Michelle Obama announced a new campaign during the star-studded Global Citizen Festival...

In Bangladesh, a new writing system paves the way for learning

Equipped with a newly-designed writing system and well-prepared teachers, the Koch community of Bangladesh launched its first mother-tongue preschool program earlier this year. Koch teachers from...

Nearly 1 million children require urgent humanitarian assistance after Nepal earthquake

At least 940,000 children living in areas severely affected by yesterday's earthquake in Nepal are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, says UNICEF.  The 7.9 magnitude earthquake on 25 April,...

Posco, UNESCO to support out-of-school children in Thailand

By Kim Bo-gyung Jan 10, 2018 Posco, South Korea’s top steelmaker by sales, has been selected as the first company to work with UNESCO to provide an education program for out-of-school children in...

Multilingual teaching does more than just improve learning

The most widely read GEM Report publication is our paper last year on language policy in education. Why? Because there are about 6,500 languages spoken in the world today, and, as we showed in that...

In the era of civil chaos in Ghana: Value education is the answer

Value-based education is highly needed in our modern society because our lives have become more miserable. The content of education has considerably increased, but it appears the quality has...

Uganda: Peace clubs formed to bring harmony in refugee schools

“Before joining the club I was so fearful, I could not speak out on anything, whether bad or good." EDUCATION | REFUGEES Children can be a foundation of peace if involved in the peace-building...

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