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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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A landmark month for impact bonds in education: Two new initiatives focus spending on results

Photo: (From Author Site URL) Date: 25 Sep 2018 | by: Izzy Boggild-Jones and Emily Gustafsson-Wright | Story Source: Brookings ~ Go to Original Article Two innovative new deals launched in...

India signs $300 mn loan agreement from World Bank for education

The objective of the project is to improve student outcomes especially of disadvantaged groups in selected Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and to increase the effectiveness of the Higher...

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...

200 new schools, 6,000 classrooms this fiscal – Bangladesh

The Directorate of Primary Education (DPE) has set a target to construct 6,000 classrooms in fiscal 2015-16 for expanding education. The other targets that DPE will meet include setting up 6,000...

Education ministry committed to maintain low dropout rate among Indian pupils

The Education Ministry is committed to maintaining a low dropout rate among Indian students by ensuring that these teenagers stay in school. In this regard, its deputy minister Datuk P.Kamalanathan...

Webinar: The influence of the Indian education and social systems on women’s career decisions in STEM fields

In this webinar, Deepa Srikantaiah and Naureen Bhullar will present their research on young women’s aspirations to pursue STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) careers in...

The $35 Tablet That Is Changing The Education Landscape In India

As anyone in the US with children of school-age can attest, technology enhanced learning has become a standard. Increasingly, that computing is embedded in the methods that children learn. Moreover,...

Gender in Thai schools: Do we grow up to be what we are taught?

While waiting to interview a teacher at one remote school in Thailand, the lunch scene reminded me of my childhood years in school.  I spoke to the young boys and girls asking them what they wanted...

Global Partnership for Education grants $235m to Support Education in Bangladesh, Mozambique, Nepal, Rwanda

Today the Board of Directors of the Global Partnership for Education, meeting directly after the World Education Forum in Incheon, approved US$235 million in grants to Bangladesh, Mozambique, Nepal...

Thailand passes baton in regional education leadership

Thailand on Tuesday completed its two-year term heading the Southeast Asia Ministers of Education Organisation (SEAMEO) Council, passing the reins to Indonesia at the group’s 49th conference, being...

RTE admission: Government policy stressing kids out, states PIL (India)

Troubles for the implementation of the Right to Education Act, 2009 in the state do not seem to see an end. Activists and parents have filed another public interest litigation (PIL) in Bombay high...

There is no easy fix to the dropout problem

When I joined the Mexican ministry of education in 2008, one of the first challenges I had was to identify effective policies to reduce dropout rates in upper secondary (grades 10, 11 and 12). Eight...

Make Learning a Lifelong Habit

By John Coleman JANUARY 24, 2017 I recently worked my way through Edmund Morris’s first two Teddy Roosevelt biographies, The Rise of Theodore Rooseveltand Theodore Rex. Roosevelt wasn’t without...

Syrian refugee teachers help fill the education gap

In the refugee camp in eastern Lebanon where Fatima Khaled lives with her two daughters, only three children found a spot in the local school. So when parents found out that Khaled was an educator,...

Zuckerberg-Backed AltSchool Will Expand to Manhattan in 2016

Just months after Mark Zuckerberg became one of its largest investors, AltSchool is planning to open a school in Manhattan in 2016. The expansion set for 2016 will bring AltSchool, a chain of...

A need for speed: evaluating innovations rigorously in real-time

An intro to Rapid Feedback Evidence about what actually works in improving education outcomes is lacking, as noted in a recent 3ie systematic review. We know a lot about what works in some...

Pakistan: Over 70,000 children are out of school in G-B, UN report says

GILGIT: Every third child of primary school going age out of 10 is out of school in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B), according to the reports. This was revealed in the first report on the number of...

How Boosting Education Research Could Revolutionize US Schooling

Despite 15 years of real progress in raising US high school graduation rates, 17 percent of students are still not graduating with their class, and another 17 percent are graduating but are not...

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...

Education policy to focus on equity, accountability: Javadekar

HYDERABAD, Aug 13: HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said today the new education policy would focus on accountability and research and innovation in addition to quantity, quality and equity, and...

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A New Branch for J-PAL!

Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) has expanded to Southeast Asia. Based at the University of Indonesia (UI), it joins France, South Africa, Chile, and the United States. Read about their methods and follow the news first hand in the Jakarta Post or the...

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