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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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Chandigarh breaks monotony, sets up 200 smart classes across 9 govt schools

The project, which was taken up by the department in 2015, aims at improving the quality of education at schools by introducing innovative teaching methods for students of classes I to XII. PUTTING...

Out-of-school kids change location, foil enrolment

Over a month after the state-wide out-of-school survey, BMC authorities are still facing obstacles in admitting the children in schools, mainly due to the fact that a sizeable number of surveyed...

‘Campaign to enrol out-of-school children to be launched on 1st’

"Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif presided over a high-level meeting that took a number of important decisions for the promotion of education and capacity building of teachers, and announced...

Children need more congenial learning environment

"Out of 1,419 children surveyed, 2 per cent children are out of school in age group 3-16 years. One per cent of all the children are never enrolled in any type of schools. Two per cent of all the...

BRAC MAKES STRIDES IN EDUCATING INDIGENOUS CHILDREN IN BANGLADESH

Bengali (or Bangla) is the standard language of instruction in Bangladesh. But classes taught exclusively in Bengali exclude children from indigenous communities who do speak Bengali. In 2001, BRAC...

Back to school: Second phase of enrolment drive to commence in fall

The second phase of the school enrolment campaign in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa will begin in September. However, the government and its partners decided to launch a door-to-door awareness campaign as early...

MY STORY: I Met A Girl From Rural Karnataka Who Has Fought All Odds To Pursue Her Education

I met Roja almost a year ago, on 19th August 2013, while working on an initiative to keep adolescent girls in school. She was 14 years old and one of the 21 girls from rural north Karnataka we met...

Financing Education for All

Of all of the investments needed to achieve sustainable development, none is more important than a quality education for every child. In a knowledge-based world economy, a good education is vital...

HRD survey says more girls out of schools

Going to school is still a distant dream for many girls in India. In a recent sample estimation survey, the Union Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) found that at the national level,...

Singapore: Getting kids started on budgeting, saving and coding

During recess, Nur Tiara Isabella, 10, would often visit the school bookstore and be tempted to spend her $2 daily allowance on new trinkets such as magnetic Plasticine toys. But after attending a...

India: 1,70,525! why are our children out of school?

Child labour, migration, transport and access are responsible for keeping a whopping 1,70,525 kids, that’s 63% of children between the ages of 11 and 13 out of school. The government appears to be...

Using PBL to Meet C3 Social Studies Standards

Schools within the United States and around the world are in the process of adopting the new College, Career, and Civic Life Framework for Social Studies State Standards, or C3. These standards seek...

World Bank: Powered by education, East Asia is getting ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

BY RAJA BENTAOUET KATTAN 12 June, 2017 Recent trends in automation and rapid technology advances, collectively dubbed ‘The Fourth Industrial Revolution (“4IR”), are radically shifting the economic...

6 Strategies for Differentiated Instruction in Project-Based Learning

Project-based learning (PBL) naturally lends itself to differentiated instruction. By design, it is student-centered, student-driven, and gives space for teachers to meet the needs of students in a...

Syrian Refugees Call for Mobile Schools in Turkey

Having absorbed nearly a million refugees fleeing the Syrian civil war, Turkish refugee camps are pleading urgently for the development of more camps, mobile hospitals to provide quick response and...

5 faces of girls’ education in Nigeria

Nigeria is the largest country in Africa and also has some of the highest rates of out-of-school children in the world (UIS, 2010). The country faces severe challenges including high poverty levels,...

WATCH: Leveraging assessment to improve learning around the world

We’ve got kids in school, but we need to now focus on making sure that there’s learning outcomes, for them, for their families, for their communities, for their nations.  – Chiraz Shakera, UNICEF...

Can Portable Schools in India Keep Kids Off the Streets?

A teacher sits with Vishal Pawar at Signal School. (Photo: Puja Changoiwala) By Puja Changoiwala  |  May 24, 2018 Operating out of a remodeled shipping container at a busy traffic junction, Signal...

28 kiln children enrolled at govt school – Pakistan

As many as 28 out-of-school children were enrolled on Monday to kick start the second phase of a campaign to end child labour at brick kilns. They were enrolled at the Government Primary School Tipa...

Government policy to boost STEM learning

The government has broadly adopted a policy to improve STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) teaching in a bid to turn around the Kingdom’s dismal pass rates for the subjects in...

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Giving Nepal’s Poorest Kids a Healthy Start

"Venture past the major bus park in Pokhara, Nepal and you are greeted with a sprawling community of landless dwellers. The slums are home to families from over 68 districts across Nepal, attracted by the promise of Pokhara city. Families here are among the poorest in...

Turning the page

"The household-based annual education survey covers six lakh children in the age group 3-16 across 550 districts, about 16,000 villages, and 3.3 lakh households. Despite the dismal figures it throws up, there is some hope still. It comes not so much from the formal...

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