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Syrian students: ‘We belong in the classroom’

April 13 (UPI) — Jamal al-Ibrahim is perplexed when asked if he thinks he should be working on the streets of Beirut. “Of course not. I should be in school, but I also need to provide for my family,” he says. Now 13, Jamal, one of the 1,500...

Educating refugees: Old ways of working aren’t good enough

The plight of refugees is in the news every day, and not a moment too soon. Refugee children and adolescents suffer from having almost all of their rights taken from them at one point or another, if not all at the same time. Addressing their needs requires new...

US: WV Legislature passes home-school, virtual education bills

Lawmakers Saturday completed legislation giving home-schoolers access to public vocational education centers, giving them access to public school sports and allowing county public school systems to offer home-schoolers and others full-time K-12 virtual education —...

SGDs and State of Education in Pakistan

Shamona Zia – While enrolment in primary education in developing countries has reached 91 percent, 57 million children remain out of school (UN SDG report 2016). Pakistan despite of all its efforts has attained 58 percent of enrolment at primary level (Pakistan...

Remove Barriers to Syrian Refugee Education

(Brussels) – Participants at a conference on Syria in Brussels on April 5, 2017, should address the reasons why more than half a million refugee children are still not in school, Human Rights Watch said today. Donors and host countries had pledged that all Syrian...

Fighting Boko Haram Through Internet and Education

Refugees fleeing Boko Haram are using the internet for the first time in their lives to further their education. Since its emergence in Nigeria’s northeast in 2002, the radical Islamist group Boko Haram has wreaked havoc across the country, leading the government to...

Fighting Boko Haram Through Internet and Education

Refugees fleeing Boko Haram are using the internet for the first time in their lives to further their education. Since its emergence in Nigeria’s northeast in 2002, the radical Islamist group Boko Haram has wreaked havoc across the country, leading the government to...

Give deprived children a chance at life

Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi has urged Bangladesh’s youths to stand beside the disadvantaged children and help them get education and protect them from exploitation. “You are very lucky. You have parents and teachers, and you can go to school… but...

Afghanistan focuses on extending schools’ reach

KABUL, Afghanistan (AA) – Despite millions of Afghan children remaining out of education, the country has seen a dramatic increase in school attendance since the fall of the Taliban nearly 16 years ago. Teacher Khanadin Talash, 58, spent three decades working in...

Crowd sourcing solutions to the challenges of refugee education

Last week, UNESCO headquarters in Paris was abuzz with policy makers, practitioners, students and teachers who had gathered for Mobile Learning Week 2017. Jointly organised by UNESCO and UNHCR the theme of the week was ‘education in emergencies and crises’. Events...

Improving School Education in Afghanistan

STORY HIGHLIGHTS Enrollment at a secondary school in Kabul city has increased by more than a third as a result of improved facilities and resources, which have created a conducive learning environment. This is one of many tangible benefits of grants provided under the...

UK: Everton FC: The football club that teaches troubled children

Everton Free School is the first school run by a Premier League football club, taking on students who have not been able to stay in mainstream education. The Victoria Derbyshire programme has been given exclusive access to the school. Life for Liam, aged 15,...

Yemen children dream of school as war keeps them out

Sanaa (AFP) – Roua Ahmed’s classes ended abruptly when her school in Yemen was bombed, but she still clings to her dream of getting an education. She is one of hundreds of thousands of young Yemenis forced out of school since fighting escalated with a...

4 risks of ignoring the girls’ education crisis

We know education is one of the most powerful weapons we can use in the fight against poverty. Why? Because an investment in children’s education is an investment in their future. The lessons students learn in school will remain with them throughout their lives....

CNN Hero’s ‘kariton klasrum’ expands, pays it forward

Amadeo, Cavite—Soon, some 120 poor students in Cavite province will have a learning facility and a home they can call their own. Rising in a serene and laid-back neighborhood in Barangay Halang in this coffee-producing town is the two-story Ecodemya, an...

1,100 Afghan children a day ‘to drop out of school’

Hundreds of thousands of Afghan children are expected to drop out of school this year, leaving them exposed to significant risks, an international aid group has warned. In a report published on Thursday, Save the Children said that more than 400,000 children in...

Open Learning Exchange

Open Learning Exchange, International – Learning for All… Because Everyone Has the Right to Quality Basic Education Open Learning Exchange is committed to ensuring that everyone, especially our children, has access to a high quality basic education. We work with...

Overhaul of education funding ‘will not help poorer children’

The planned overhaul of education funding will do little to help disadvantaged pupils who live in deprived areas, education charities have warned. In a joint submission to the government’s consultation on the National Funding Formula, the Sutton Trust and the...

Making disadvantaged students tech-savvy

For N. Kalpana, class X student, flipping through the manual that has over dozen chapters and getting hands-on training in computer operations remained a dream for a long time, but not anymore. Similarly, D. Ganesh, class IX student, had never heard of the concept of...

India: Home in on more kids with learning disabilities: Expert

MUMBAI: Alarmed by the minuscule number of students with learning disabilitiesappearing for the class X and XII in CBSE across the country , a city-based psychiatrist has petitioned to the Union ministry of Human Resource Development demanding that the government...

It’s time to step up progress on universal education

Progress toward universal education (Sustainable Development Goal No. 4) is the biggest driver of all the other goals as well. If everyone in the world completed secondary school by 2030, poverty would be eliminated 10 years earlier than currently forecast. The...

Amplifying innovation in refugee education

The mass movement of people is undoubtedly one of the defining issues of our time, dominating policy making, politics and the news media, and for good reason:  in 2015, the number of forcibly displaced people in the world reached its highest level since the end of the...
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