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Meet the School that Educates Children Hidden in India’s Margins, FLS News Alerts Issue 804 – Wed 19 Sep 2018

"There is divine beauty in learning... to learn means to accept that life did not begin at my birth. Others have been here before me, and I walk in their footsteps" ―Elie Wiesel 3-4 Mins | Stories Meet the School that Educates Children Hidden in India's Margins On the...

‘Floating Schools’ Bring The Classroom To The Student In Flood-Prone Parts Of Bangladesh, Issue 803 – Tue 18 Sep 2018

"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all" ―Aristotle 3-4 Mins | Stories In Bangladesh, 'Floating Schools' Bring the Classroom to the Student On the Atrai River in the northwest of Bangladesh... Read 5-6 Mins | Curriculum Learning Letter...

A Mother’s Inspiring Story of Determination: Building a better life through Lifelong Learning, FLS News Alerts Issue 802 – Fri 14 Sep 2018

"You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives" ―Clay P. Bedford 2 Mins | Stories A Mother's Inspiring Story: Building a Better Life through Lifelong...

World’s Largest Development Impact Bond Worth $11m Launched to Improve Education Quality in India, FLS News Alerts Issue 801 – Wed 12 Sep 2018

"Expecting all children the same age to learn from the same materials is like expecting all children the same age to wear the same size clothing" ―Madeline Hunter 3 Mins | Finance Impact Bond Worth $11m Launched to Improve Education Quality in India World's largest...

Vietnam: Embracing Tech in Early Childhood Education, FLS News Alerts Issue 800, Tue 11 Sep 2018

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world" ―Albert Einstein 3 Mins | Case Vietnam: Embracing Tech in Early Childhood Education and Beyond When Minh Hạnh’s 5-year-old daughter Mai told her she... Read 3 Mins |...

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National Human Rights Education Initiative Forthcoming

Burma’s national human rights commission will join the Ministry of Education in integrating human rights education into the national curriculum, a move likely to be implemented in the following...

How Fun in the Library Leads to a Habit of Reading

It’s a quarter to eleven and a class of second graders is waiting in the library at their school in the Palpa District of Nepal, anxious for library period to begin. Soon their teacher Surya Prasad...

India: Is this the world’s most oversubscribed school?

Is this the most oversubscribed school in the world? The VidyaGyan Leadership Academy, a boarding school in India's Uttar Pradesh state, is offering an elite education for pupils drawn from the...

INTO UAB reaches beyond campus to support girls’ education in Sri Lanka

By Haley Herfurth 04 January, 2018 This year, Room to Read Sri Lanka will receive $9,800 to help fund its current projects because Achala Gunasekara-Rockwell, Ph.D., INTO UAB’s Indian culture and...

Getting dropouts back to schools a tough task

"More than 42,000 missed calls have been received on 'School Chalein Hum Abhiyan' number in the last four days, a campaign to integrate "out of school" into various classes, spearheaded by the chief...

Laptops distributed by Rajasthan government of little use to students in rural areas

"The Gehlot government may have distributed laptops, cheques for tablets under the Rajiv Gandhi Vidhyarthi Digital Yojana, but they are of little use to students in rural areas. Many feel hiring...

Over P10 million to support computer literacy

Dell has announced an additional giving grant to ChildHope Asia Philippines Inc. (CHAO) and Children's Joy Foundation Inc. (CJFI) under the Dell Powering the Possible Youth Learning program. Dell...

Sharjah expat spreads women’s literacy in Indian villages

By Deepa Narwani | 26 January 2018 There is an African proverb that goes: "If you educate a man, you simply educate an individual, but if you educate a woman, you educate a whole nation." For...

Shopkeeper who teaches Indian slum children at his school under a bridge

"In each community, there are citizens crying out for help and doing all they can to ensure children have access to basic education. Children in the Indian city of New Delhi have been given an...

RTE forum demands funds for education

Visakhapatnam: The state right to education forum demanded the government allot more funds in the budget for the implementation of the Right to Education Act. The forum pointed out that the...

Setting A New Curriculum For Global Education

Can you remember your favourite teacher? The person who introduced you to a still-cherished book, flicked a switch in your brain, or ignited a passion that years later still burns strong and bright?...

School Leaders: Having Conversations About Equity

Recently, an instructional coach asked me about facilitating professional development (PD) sessions focused on equity. “Interrupting inequities, particularly racial inequities, is a fire in my...

Dell increases tech access to underserved PH youth

Through a combination of charitable giving, technology and expertise, Dell has helped 12,000 underserved Philippines youth gain access to technology and education Demonstrating its long-term...

3 Factors to Consider When Selecting a Quality Home Schooling Program

Families electing to home school are increasing at an estimated rate between 7 – 15 % each year.  If you’re considering a home schooling option for your child/children it is important to gather...

Brain-Based Strategies to Reduce Test Stress

We live in a stressful world, and the stress is heightened for students and educators when it’s time to prepare for high-stakes tests. When test scores are tied to school funding, teacher...

Why we should invest in getting more kids to read — and how to do it

It is estimated that more than 250 million school children throughout the world cannot read. This is unfortunate because literacy has enormous benefits – both for the individual and society. Higher...

Study: Short-term language learning boosts cognitive agility

Studies have shown learning a second language can improve a variety of cognitive functions. Unfortunately, learning a language is hard. It turns out, even short-term language learning is beneficial....

Teaching needs a shake-up to give children the education they need for the future

Australia has to shift to a student-centric approach, rather than one that is teacher centric. If we have any hope of preparing our children for a rapidly changing future, the way we educate them...

Bursting the ‘Personalization’ Bubble: An Alternative Vision for Our Public Schools

A few years ago, a series of unfortunate events managed to peg me as a prominent opponent of personalized learning. Given the widespread enthusiasm for the idea that students should be given greater...

Indian children to benefit from new School in the Cloud

Prof Sugata Mitra's vision to create seven Schools in the Cloud to help children everywhere tap into their innate sense of wonder is another step closer. The penultimate learning lab will officially...

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Rota donates computers to two schools

"Reach Out To Asia (Rota), Qatar’s leading non-profit organisation which aims to improve access to modern technology and quality education, has donated refurbished computers to two schools in Doha." Continue through to the press...

Central African Republic: Healing children through education

"The conflict in the Central African Republic has deprived thousands of children of their education. UNICEF has put up temporary learning spaces for children to continue to build of the foundation of their lives – and the future of the country." Read...

Does Shanghai’s school success exclude migrants?

"Shanghai has now twice topped the Programme for International Student Assessment - or Pisa - league tables, run by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. But not everyone is so sure that Shanghai offers much to emulate. Research published by...

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