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Girls Deprived of Education in Pakistan. Here are the Barriers. Human Rights Watch Release New Report, FLS News Alerts Issue 825 – Fri 16 Nov 2018

"Minds are like parachutes. They only function when they are open" ―James Dewar 🕛 4 Mins | Report Girls Deprived of Education in Pakistan. Here are the Barriers A new report by Human Rights Watch today...   Read 🕛 6-7 Mins | Stories Myanmar: A Helping Hand for...

Music Can Help Young Children With Reading, Here’s How. FLS News Alerts Issue 824 – Wed 14 Nov 18

"Music is a more potent instrument than any other for education" ―Plato 🕛 4 Mins | Research Learning Music Early Makes Kids Better Readers Neuroscience has found a clear relationship...   Read 🕛 4 Mins | Stories Light Fading Fast For Bangladeshi Children With an EU...

Turning the Page: How India’s State Schools are Being Revitalised, FLS News Alerts Issue 823 – Tue 13 Aug 2018

"A well-educated mind will always have more questions than answers" ―Helen Keller 🕛 2 Mins | Research How India's State Schools are Being Revitalised For years, efforts to improve India's state system focused on teachers, classrooms...   Read 🕛 4 Mins | Disability...

What Do Teachers Really Mean To Us? The First Comprehensive Attempt to Compare the Status of Teachers Around the World, Issue 822

🚧 We're making some changes, please bear with us! 🚧 Thank you for your readership, and happy Friday! ― The Lifelong Learning & Literacy Team, UNESCO Bangkok "Teachers are expected to reach unattainable goals with inadequate tools. The miracle is that at times they...

Spotlight on Sustainability: 10 Innovative Cases of School Sustainability, FLS News Alerts Issue 821 – 7 Nov 18

🚧 Coming soon! A new and improved design for your newsletter!! 🚧 Thank you for your readership and we hope that you are still enjoying our news circulars! ― The Lifelong Learning & Literacy Team, UNESCO Bangkok "It is paradoxical that many still differentiate between...

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Program Aids Inclusive Education

"While the resistance to encourage children with learning disabilities/dyslexia and autism is still prevalent in Indian society — Sankalp, the Open School Learning Centre based in Chennai, has gone...

Downsizing education – Pakistan

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Neglected sector: ‘54% children in Bahawalpur are out of school’

"Bahawalpur district is at the 35th place among 36 Punjab districts when it comes to the school enrollment rate. Wajahat Ali, the Alif Ailaan district coordinator, said 54 per cent of children in...

Why are children dropping out of school?

Photo Credit: UNESCO Bangkok Date: 18 July 2018 | By: Zara Kayani | Story Source: Daily Times Pakistan ~ Go to Original Article   When we talk about complying with Article 25-A of the constitution...

Out-of-school children: CS to hold inter-departmental meet today

Realising that the children remaining out of school involves many socio-economic issues, the Department of Public Instruction is now looking out for support from other departments to address the...

India: Child Labour Amendment fails to address crucial primary education issue

Indian government thinking has been hugely influenced by the Mahalanobis model of central planning. Apart from the deleterious impact it had on overall economic growth, the state-led model focused...

Free education to SCs, STs, women OK’d in India

The Bihar government has decided to provide free education up to postgraduate level to SC and ST students as well as women of all categories in all constituent and affiliated colleges of Bihar. The...

Philippines: DepEd to ensure full implementation of inclusive literacy

Photo: (From Author Site URL) Date: 10 Sep 2018 | by: Merlina Hernando-Malipot | Story Source: Manila Bulletin ~ Go to Original Article Amid challenges, Education Secretary Leonor Briones assured...

Guest blog: child marriage-free zones in Pakistan will help girls realise their dreams

There are 58 million children out of school, with a disproportionate number of them girls. At this rate, the practices of early child marriage, conflict, child labour and poverty will keep...

1.6 million children in India left out of school system

Schools in India's rural areas are in a sorry state, with lack of toilet facilities causing students to drop out of school. A recent United Nations survey has shown that about 1.6 million young...

Curiosity in Young Learners Is the Foundation of Academic Success

Kids begin building the foundations for academic learning at an early age. In her Atlantic article, Alexandra Ossola explores how preschool children are beginning to make meaning out of the world...

How Trauma, Abuse and Neglect in Childhood Connects to Serious Diseases in Adults

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Hacking Children’s Learning: Why Gamification Technology Has The Answer

The problem with learning in recent years across all levels of schooling is that, somewhere along the way, we lost how to make it fun. Instead, it’s become a chore or punishment to kids and their...

US: These ‘Bouncy Bands’ Are Helping Kids Focus In The Classroom

A creative solution to helping kids channel their energy during the school day has gone viral. On January 9, Becky Rangel, who works in public relations for Gravette Public Schools in Arkansas,...

Exclusive: Pisa data may be incomparable, Schleicher admits

The man running the world’s most influential education study has admitted that seemingly dramatic changes in performance for top-ranked countries shown by its “comparable data” could, in fact, be...

Creating a special learning programme for children at risk

"Imagine you are a child sitting in class with a bad stomach ache. Would you be able to concentrate on what is being taught even if it was your favourite teacher or subject? What is the one thing...

First ever refugee school in Punjab formally upgraded, affiliated with board

26 Oct 2017 KOT CHANDNA, MIANWALI, 26 October 2017 – Ms. Aqeela Asifi – the 2015 Nansen Refugee Award winner – has successfully completed her education project in Kot Chandna refugee village in...

Kenya: Why girls in northeastern counties have been left behind in education

Although Yasmin Mohamed Ahmed is confident that she will do well in this year’s Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination, whatever happens, she has already achieved more than most...

Missing out on school: Kenyan boys who carry guns to protect their villages

Lorunye Emekew was 12 years old. He didn't go to school. Instead he looked after the family's herd of goats in a remote part of northern Kenya. And he carried a rifle to stop invading militia...

Education ‘must be poverty-proofed’ to help poorest children

EDUCATION must be “poverty-proofed” to help children living under the breadline, a report has said. About 210,000 children across Scotland live in poverty, and one in three children in the country’s...

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National PTA wants earlier requests for school repairs

"PRESIDENT of the National Council of Parent/Teachers Association Inc Zena Ramatali yesterday suggested that alternative accommodation be provided to pupils attending schools which are under repair and also that principals submit request for school repairs early to...

Pacts seek to promote children’s education

"Education Above All Foundation, a global initiative of HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation, signed several  strategic, advocacy and implementation agreements last week on the sidelines of the World Innovation Summit for Education (Wise) to...

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