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Quality Education Is Key To Ending Child Labor: Report

LONDON, June 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Almost 170 million youth are trapped in child labor, deprived of education and facing a life without decent jobs, the International Labor Organization (ILO) said on Wednesday. From India’s brick kilns to the cotton fields...

Indigenous girls on a clear path to become leaders in Guatemala

Guatemalan teenager Keyli Paulina Chic is pursuing her dream to study thanks to a UNESCO-Guatemalan governmental project to give indigenous young people a second chance at education. Keyli lives in the Choacorral community in Santa María Chiquimula, Totonicapán, in...

How digital learning is improving livelihoods in Nigeria

12 September 2017 “I stopped going to school when I was in third grade,” says Atim Ewa, 29, who started taking digital literacy classes in Nigeria’s Cross River State. The young man had to rely on his junior brother in order to do the basic accounting and paperwork...

How one teacher helped a poverty-stricken student overcome obstacles

Apr 15, 2017 When we first had the idea to start the Inspired2Educate recognition program, we weren’t quite sure what to expect. Asking educators from around the country to share their stories with us about the person who inspired them was something we had never done...

How Does Education Affect Poverty?

How does education affect poverty? Education can eradicate poverty if given the chance; those in poverty can only benefit from education. People living in poverty that are unable to attain a formal education will have a much more difficult time escaping their living...

USA:Where Poor Students Are Top of the Class

Children in schools dotting the districts along the Rio Grande River in Texas are overwhelmingly poor and Hispanic, and many of them are still learning English – all indicators associated with low academic achievement. But in a handful of cities there, students are...

Life-long learning starts with you – Education changing lives

It was a proud day for teachers participating in the Blended Approach to Teacher Training (BATT) programme, as they graduated from the psycho-social skills component of the training in Amman, Jordan. The BATT programme falls under a UNESCO-led project striving to...

Education, The Major Key to Change

Today, there are about 7 billion people living on this planet. Among these people, it is clear to say that no one is the same. Many individuals may practice Islam or Judaism, may be black or Puerto Rican, male or female. The point is that we live in this heterogeneous...

Donors and countries are not pulling their weight in funding education

Today, two events are being held during the UN General Assembly delivering a high-level political call for urgent action on education financing. As the forthcoming GEM Report due out 24 October shows, many countries and donors are not pulling their weight sufficiently...

Mobile App Aims to Help End Child Marriage in India’s Bihar

MUMBAI —  A mobile phone app is the latest tool for campaigners seeking to end child marriage in India's Bihar state, where nearly two-thirds of girls in some of its rural areas are married before the legal age of 18. The app, Bandhan Tod, was developed by Gender...

Reading to Rewire

Reading with parents and caregivers — key to building literacy skills and a love of reading in every child — may be particularly valuable for children at risk for developing dyslexia. New research reveals that strong home literacy practices may actually reshape the...

Rebuilding education and peace in Mindanao

Written by Imelda Deinla Ella, not her real name, was allegedly caught as an ‘amazon’ or woman fighter for the MNLF [Moro National Liberation Front] during the Zamboanga siege in September 2013. Her family is poor and she supported herself through vocational school by...

US: What should we pay teachers?

The chart below, taken from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) just released “Education at a Glance 2017,” has been receiving considerable attention. Take a look at the big red arrow I added to see why. On the horizontal dimension: The...

Global Education is a Humanitarian Emergency

As the United Nations convenes its 72nd General Assembly in New York City, most American children are bringing home first assignments and exhilarated accounts of colorful teachers, classmates and schoolyard incidents.   Worldwide, though, some 264 million...

Pakistan: Underprivileged children to gain access to art education

KARACHI: With the aim of providing underprivileged children access to art, an education project, ‘Art Khatola’, was launched on Monday evening. This is the second time this project is being held, as it was first initiated last year. The project is a mobile art...

Myanmar: Dubai Cares commits Dh1.84m for Rohingyas at UN

Today, more than 75 million children around the world out of school due to emergencies. And during the 72nd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York this week, Dubai Cares reiterated its priority in helping elevate education opportunities for children in...

Compassion as a Classroom Management Tool

When I entered the ninth-grade English classroom, I had a clear vision of the first-year teacher I wanted to be: a strict, but thoughtful, educator who held students accountable for their behavior in the classroom. While my intentions were not flawed, the execution of...

DRC: Education Equals Bright future

Thierry Tshiswaka spent the first 23 years of his life growing up in the western part of the Democratic Republic of Congo with his family. Life in the western part was good. In 1998, Thierry, without much thought of safety or security, moved to Kivu, a province in the...

The World’s Biggest Education Prize Announces Inaugural Laureates

HONG KONG, CHINA--(Marketwired - Sep 19, 2017) - The Yidan Prize dedicated to creating a better world through education today unveiled its inaugural laureates. They are Professor Carol S. Dweck of Stanford University and Vicky Colbert, founder and director of...

US: How One Group Is Working To Build A More Diverse Teaching Force

There are more nonwhite teachers than there used to be. But the nation's teaching force still doesn't look like America. One former education school dean is out to change that. New research shows that the number of K-12 teachers who belong to minority groups has...

Possibly Elon Musk’s Biggest Idea Yet – Revolutionizing Education

An estimated 250 million children around the world cannot read, write, or demonstrate basic arithmetic skills. UNESCO estimates that the world will need 1.6 million more teachers globally, a number set to double by 2030. Enter Elon Musk. Musk is famous for being the...

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