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Singapore abolishes school exam rankings, says learning is not competition, Issue 811 – Tue 17 Oct 2018

"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do" ―Leonardo Da Vinci 3 Mins | Policy Children in Singapore Will No Longer Be Ranked By Exam Results Singapore has long been an educational high-achiever... Read 3 Mins | Data Filipino...

Mobile Teachers in Myanmar Help Out-Of-School Children From Ethnic Minority, FLS News Alerts, Issue 810 – 11 Oct 2018

"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge" ―Albert Einstein 3 Mins | Case Myanmar: Mobile Teachers Help Out-of-School Children Years of civil war and tension has meant that Karen... Read 7 Min Video | Case New Data: Poor...

Special Edition: World Teachers’ Day 2018, Celebrating Educations’ Unsung Heroes, FLS News Alerts Issue 809 – Tue 9 Oct 2018

"Every kid is one caring adult away from being a success story" ―Josh Shipp 4-5 Mins | Stories Stories of Education's Unsung Heroes A good teacher can change many lives. Even with... Read 7 Min Video | Case Philippines: Why do Teachers Teach? On World Teachers' Day,...

Breaking UIS Education Data Release: New Out of School Data, FLS News Alerts Issue 808 – Thu 4 Oct 2018

"Each child brings his own universe to the class: it is up to the teacher to make sense out of it, respond to it, and to some extent, reshape it" ―Anwar Masood 1-2 Mins | Data Breaking UIS Education Data Release: New Out of School Data New UIS data confirms there are...

The Sobering Reality of Cambodia’s Free Education Drive, Issue 807 – 2 Oct 2018

"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge, but imagination" ―Albert Einstein 5-6 Mins | Access The Sobering Reality of Cambodia's Free Education Drive How can the Kingdom keep its most vulnerable from... Read 1 Min | Event Vietnam: Lifelong Learning Week...

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India: Photo Essay: The Many Faces of Learning

One of India’s biggest assets is its young people. According to the United Nations, India has the most youth of any country, boasting an estimated 356 million people between the ages of 10 and 24....

Pakistan: 100pc literacy rate cannot be achieved without support of NGOs, civil society

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Federal Education Engineer Muhammad Baligh ur Rehman on Monday said 100 percent literacy rate cannot be achieved without support of non government organisations...

Educating for prosperity and peace

One thing that always impresses me as I travel around the Philippines is the neatly uniformed school children that I see wherever I go.  Some of the uniforms are very formal and look incongruous in...

RCFI carving a niche in field of social, education and charitable activities

Relief and Charitable Foundation of India (RCFI), a non-government organization under Markaz, Calicut, India, is the largest charity organization in South India headed by Sheikh Aboobacker Ahmed,...

Portrayal of Afghan women and girls in primary school textbooks varies based on ruling powers, Stanford research finds

6 Nov, 2017 BY CARRIE SPECTOR The characterizations of Afghan females in school textbooks were heavily influenced by the country’s political regimes, according to a Stanford study. The researchers...

Philippines: Child-friendly: What it means for a city to be one

WE'VE been hearing about it. The city has reaped laurels after winning for the fifth time (1998, 1999, 2013, 2014 and 2015) the Presidential Awardee for the most child-friendly highly-urbanized city...

Asia Pacific Regional Conference – Bangkok Statement

UNESCO Bangkok organised the Asia-Pacific Regional Education Conference (August 6-8th, 2014) with the aim to bring together ministers and high-level officials of ministries of education from...

10 alarming statistics about Pakistan’s out-of-school children

The Constitution of Pakistan states that every child has the right to free and compulsory education, yet millions of children in the country remain deprived of their Constitutional right, says a new...

Gujarat: School children suffer from depression, anxiety, ADHD, says report

Depression, followed by anxiety and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are the most prevalent disorders among children and young adults in the 1-22 age group, reveals a recent survey by...

Under RTE: Govt definition of ‘orphans’ unclear, puts them at disadvantage

Three years after the Right to Education (RTE) Act came into force, an NGO approached the Delhi High Court with a plea to include the city’s orphans under “disadvantaged categories” for admission...

Global organization hopes to bring Philippine kids back to school with mobile education

Around 1.5 million children are not in school in the Philippines. It’s a huge problem that needs fundamental solutions, but perhaps technology can start to help right now. The global organization...

US: Robert Pondiscio Is Creating a False Battle Over School Choice

Fordham Institute’s Robert Pondiscio is at it again, sowing discord in the education reform community by pitting public charter and school voucher supporters against each other. Virtually every line...

Who is shaping girls’ education globally?

International Women’s Day emerged in the early 20th century to unite women’s movements and global issues. At that time, it often centered on voting and labor rights in North America and Europe; but...

In honor of Malala’s 20th birthday, here are 20 facts about girls’ education

Activist, speaker, education rights advocate, human rights leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai turns 20 today. In honor of her career as an advocate for women and girls’ education,...

Philippines: Opening new doors to education

BY MARIVIC A. SOMEJO ON NOVEMBER 12, 2017 The country has made great strides in the education sector with the implementation of sweeping programs that has wide and far-reaching effects. Slowly but...

Predictions for K-12 Education in 2015

It is tough to think about what is on the horizon for K-12 education in 2015 without thinking about the changes that have occurred in the last few decades and the challenges that have remained...

Ban, UNICEF condemn deadly suicide bombing at Nigerian school

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned the suicide bombing today at a government boarding school in the north-eastern Nigerian town of Potiskum, reportedly killing dozens of...

Qatar- Education initiative for refugee children

Al Jazeera Children's Channel has introduced an advanced education initiative for all refugee children in the Arab world by providing free digital education tools in co-operation with United Nations...

India: All parents can opt for homeschooling: MIT girl Malvika Joshi’s mother

Malvika Joshi, a 17-year-old from Mumbai who has been admitted to the famed Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for a degree programme in science despite being homeschooled that is not...

ICT in Education Prize: Call For Nominations Now Open

From: UNESCO The 2018 call for nominations is now open The UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa ICT in Education Prize recognizes innovative approaches in leveraging new technologies to expand...

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