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Meet Cambodia’s ‘Rubbish Man’: The School Where Children Pay For Their Education in Recycled Waste Materials, FLS News Alerts Issue 812 – 18 Oct 2018

"Most learning is not the result of instruction. It is rather the result of unhampered participation in a meaningful setting" ―Ivan Illich 3 Mins | Stories Meet the School Where Children Pay for Education in Recyclables About 65 kids are enrolled at the Cambodian...

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...

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Working for quality education in Pakistan, an LMTF Learning Champion

The global community has failed dismally in meeting the challenge of providing all children with a quality education. This education failure is tragically apparent in Pakistan, the world’s sixth...

Mumbai has 18,625 out-of-school children, reports state-wide survey

Mumbai: Over 10,000 'out-of-school' children were detected in a one-day survey carried out in the city by school teachers, health workers and education department officials on Saturday. The...

Man Starts Street School To Teach Kids From Slum To Read And Write

When a factory owner in India realized the kids in his slum couldn’t read or write, he took it upon himself to teach them. Kamal Parmar has been running an after-school program in the streets of...

Ed-Tech startup Zaya Learning Labs beat passive learning in the classroom, serves 50 schools and 20000+ students (India)

Education technology in India is burgeoning:with 1.5 million schools expected to open in the next five years, India is a lucrative market for many of the ed-tech players. While the opportunities...

Reaching out to homeless kids through education

Being an educator requires sincerity and great patience, especially when teaching children who had never received formal education. However, thanks to the sheer determination in ensuring that...

Advocating for the rights of girls around the world

I am one of the many young girls who grew up in a place where there is always conflict. In my part of the Philippines, in Zamboanga, Mindanao, even during more peaceful times, a lot of us would...

India: There is no quick fix in education

30 November 2017 | CB Sharma Governments tend to set milestones and then tom-tom their achievements on reaching them. This approach does not work in the education sector Governments, often after...

Afghanistan: HRW Warns Of Education Crisis As Girls Drop Out Of School

By: Tolo News (Afghanistan), 14 June 2018   Human Rights Watch has said the world is looking away as an education crisis involving girls grips Afghanistan.   The World Bank, along with the Afghan...

Learning Targets and Cognitive Science: How much Knowledge Do Low-income Children Catch in their Memory Nets?

By Dr. Helen Abadzi, College of Education, University of Texas at Arlington. Around 1973, a young Indian woman fell ill and went into a coma. When she emerged, she reportedly found in her memory the...

Peshawar and the war against education

Many children and youth in conflict zones are being injured, killed, kidnapped, recruited and traumatized. Armed conflict negatively impacts children’s access to school, and interrupts the studies...

Tracking Literacy in an Increasingly Digital World

By Silvia Montoya, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS). The theme of this year’s International Literacy Day on Friday, 8 September, is ‘Literacy in a Digital World’. The Day aims...

Education and Disability: Analysis of Data from 49 Countries

By: UNESCO, 28/03/2018   In-depth analysis confirms that persons with disabilities are less likely to ever start or complete education and acquire basic literacy skills   A new paper from the UNESCO...

Sir Ken Robinson’s Next Act: You Are the System and You Can Change Education

By Stephen Noonoo, Mar 21, 2018 Sir Ken Robinson’s views on creativity are abundantly well documented. In his 2006 TED Talk—still the most-watched of all time—he claimed that “we are educating...

Has The “Data Revolution” Thrown Learning Outcomes Off The Bus?

Imagine that you live in a poor area, you get sick and go to a hospital.  But the hospital is only interested in measuring your vital signs.   They enter your anonymized data in the computer, do...

10 Tips for Creating a Fertile Environment for Kids’ Creativity and Growth

The excerpt below is from the book “Lifelong Kindergarten: Cultivating Creativity through Projects, Passion, Peers, and Play” by Mitchel Resnick, published by MIT Press.     TEN TIPS FOR PARENTS AND...

How Is AI Used In Education — Real World Examples Of Today And A Peek Into The Future

Photo: (From Author Site URL) Date: 25 July 2018 | By: Bernard Marr | Story Source: Forbes ~ Go to Original Article   While the debate regarding how much screen time is appropriate for children...

Read Aloud. Change the World.

"March 5 is World Read Aloud Day, a grassroots movement that my organization,LitWorld, created four years ago to honor this young boy's wish for everyone to be able to have a read aloud every day....

UK: Children are showing the kind of entrepreneurial spirit we mustn’t ignore

A few months ago, the world heard about teenager Nathan John-Baptiste, who built a £50,000-a-year tuck shop empire from the boys’ toilets. Dubbed the Wolf of Walthamstow, the schoolboy had 11...

Breaking Cycles of Gender-based Violence in Schools Starts at Home

In Sri Lanka, a CARE and Partners for Prevention study found that men who experienced abuse as children – whether physical, sexual or emotional – were up to twice as likely to perpetrate violence...

K-12 Policy Updates: Mandatory Fall Reading for Every Education Entrepreneur

By Ben Watsky and David DeSchryver (Columnist)     Oct 18, 2017 Last week, the Department of Education (ED) published Secretary Betsy DeVos’s “proposed priorities and definitions” in the Federal...

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Improving learning for China’s poorest children

"By focusing on social and emotional learning, a new model of education is changing the way teachers teach - and students learn - in China. The Ministry of Education, with support from UNICEF, is piloting the learning model in 250 schools in five of the poorest and...

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