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Ireland falls behind on education due to lack of spending

Patrick Smyth Nov 16, 2017 New report criticises low levels of funding and class bias in ‘two-tier’ secondary system Ireland’s lack of spending on education has resulted in the country lagging behind the majority of its EU counterparts, a new report has found. In...

16% of children are ‘out of school’ — World Bank report

Date: 30-10-2017 A new World Bank report on education says in Ghana a considerable number of children of primary age (age six to eleven) are out of school. The World Bank Group Education report 2018 dubbed “Facing forward: Schooling with Learning in Africa” said 16...

Schools of Badin — instead of thriving education is failing!

Murtaza Talpur OCTOBER 31, 2017 It is my hope that other students will not have to go through what I went. Therefore, this article is regarding the education scenario in Badin district, which, no doubt, is in a pathetic state I was born in the Badin district, in...

We Are In The Middle Of An Education Emergency In Pakistan

By Fatima Suhail On Oct 13, 2017 Primary education undoubtedly plays a role of edifice in a society. The importance of education, especially the significance of primary education in the society, cannot be denied and overlooked. The progress and expansion of primary...

Essential to develop education system of Afghanistan

By Khalil Mohmand  On Oct 31, 2017 - 14:25 The curricula of almost all kinds of schools vary Wide disparity is seen in the system of examination and school calendar being followed by each network of schools that educates and evaluates its students in its own peculiar...

Learning from Promising Practices in Refugee Education

By Emma Wagner, Education in Emergencies Policy & Advocacy Adviser, Save the Children Earlier this year Save the Children, Pearson and UNHCR formed a new groundbreaking partnership to tackle the refugee education crisis. The Promising Practices in Refugee Education...

Half of Refugee Children Are Not in School, Report Says

Sarah Wachter / 30 Oct 2017 More than half of refugee children worldwide were not enrolled in primary or secondary school last year, says a recent report from the United Nations’ refugee agency, UNHCR. That means 3.5 million children under UNHCR protection are out of...

How PISA measures students’ ability to collaborate

- October 31, 2017 by Andreas Schleicher Late next month (21 November, to be exact) we’ll be releasing the results PISA’s first-ever assessment of students’ ability to solve problems collaboratively. Why has PISA focused on this particular set of skills? Because in...

16% of children are ‘out of school’ — World Bank report

A new World Bank report on education says in Ghana a considerable number of children of primary age (age six to eleven) are out of school. The World Bank Group Education report 2018 dubbed “Facing forward: Schooling with Learning in Africa” said 16 per cent of kids...

UNESCO: 264 million children have no access to school

Over 260 million children and youths across the world, equivalent to the combined population of Russia, Poland and Germany, have no access to education, according to a new report from the UNESCO. There are 61 million children of primary school-age (6-11 years)...

To Stop The Cycle Of Poverty, We Need To Invest In Mothers

The state of Louisiana and our nation must do more to provide economic security, not mere subsistence, to women often bearing the brunt of responsibility for keeping families afloat. Traveling back to New Orleans, my birthplace and where I spent all of my years...

What’s Really Keeping Pakistan’s Children Out of School?

By NADIA NAVIWALA OCT. 18, 2017 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — On a visit to a village school in the mountains near Abbottabad in northwestern Pakistan, I asked a group of third graders to spell “Pakistan.” They stared at me, silent and bewildered. The school had 20 students;...

Step into the future with education tech

Discover how current affairs, when coupled with educational technology, can make your classroom a more vibrant place to teach and learn skills for the future. The Straits Times, which recently launched its current affairs learning portal NewsEd, will next month join...

Singapore students suffer from high levels of anxiety: Study

Higher proportion worry about tests and grades compared with OECD average Singapore students may be topping the charts in mathematics, science and reading, but it is exacting a heavy emotional price on them. An international study suggests that Singapore students,...

Empowering underprivileged girls through education

Hyderabad: For millions of underprivileged girls, education is a wild goose chase. But, thanks to a few compassionate persons, at least some of them get the most-desired thing: care and a gentle push. And, the MV Foundation is one such organisation that is on a...

Piloting mother-tongue curriculum to improve literacy in Niger

October 02, 2017 by GPE Secretariat In the third-grade classroom at Ecole Patti, near Makalondi in Niger’s Tilaberri Region, four Fulani girls huddle around a single textbook. Asked by the teacher to read aloud, their fingers point to the words on the page one by...

Using Design Principles to Build a Culture of Innovation

With two design thinking practices, you can make small, iterative changes to foster a creative culture in your school or classroom. By Susie Wise October 24, 2017 This fall at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (aka the d.school)—where, until recently, I led...

We Need To Ensure That More African Girls Get An Education

It is the young trees that make up a forest and a wise farmer knows to invest in planting them while he can. 24/10/2017 Huge silver pots, large food warmers, shiny wooden mortars and pestles are some of the gifts a bride gets on her wedding day. They reinforce her...

Rights Group Says Afghanistan Failing to Educate Girls

Human Rights Watch is giving the government in Afghanistan and international donors a failing grade in their efforts to educate Afghan girls. In a report released on October 17, the rights group found that about two-thirds, or nearly 66 percent, of Afghan girls do not...

Learning how to brighten the future of disadvantaged kids

International MA program in child development at the University of Haifa gives tools to professionals from emerging countries to implement back home. By Abigail Klein Leichman  OCTOBER 22, 2017, 8:00 AM Sahilu Baye, a psychologist and educator in Ethiopia, struggles...

How do we teach 21st century skills in classrooms?

Over the past several decades, there has been increased demand for formal education to include the development of generic skills as well as traditional academic subjects, i.e., to include competencies for ways of thinking, ways of working, tools for working, and...

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