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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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Forty percent drop-out rate in elementary schools: report

"Even though India has achieved almost 100 percent access to school for its children at the primary level, it has a high 40 per cent drop-out rate at the elementary level, according to a new study...

In Afghanistan, teaching men that education is not a threat

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96,000 disadvantaged children to be enrolled in 3,100 new learning centres

"The government will be able to enroll about 96,000 disadvantaged children in 3,100 new learning centres established in 85 new upazilas under the 2nd Reaching Out-of-School Children (ROSC II)...

Nepal Earthquake: Education for nearly 1 million children in jeopardy – UNICEF

At least 950,000 children in Nepal will not be able to return to school, unless urgent action is taken to provide temporary learning spaces and repair damaged school buildings following the 25 April...

Cambodia charity Pour Un Sourire D’enfant asks Hongkongers to put smiles on children’s faces

It all started 20 years ago, seeing children scavenging for food at a rubbish dump in Cambodia. “We saw children who were staying at the dump day and night, eating the rubbish. It was awful,” said...

Obec to slot students in schools

The Office of the Basic Education Commission (Obec) will this week allow students who have not yet found schools in Mathayom 1 (Grade 7) to register and secure a place. Registration is for students...

Over 100,000 children enrolled in KP

Find out more about the recently led Alif Ailaan Cmpaign; an initiative seeking to put education at the forefront of public discourse in...

In Rajasthan, Boys Are Persuading Girls To Get Back To School

Boys campaigning for girls' education is not common in most parts of the world but in Rajasthan they are at the heart of a drive to get more girls into schools. Educate Girls trains young people to...

Pakistan’s Elusive Quality Education

Unless Pakistan’s government prioritizes the education sector, the economy will not progress. Only a well-educated society can resolve Pakistan’s multiple challenges. Unfortunately, no government...

Maharashtra government hires NGO to tutor its teachers

"Unhappy with the performance of its own teachers employed with the corporations, zilla parishads and other government bodies, the Maharashtra government has now asked an NGO, Pratham, to help scale...

Center for the Collaborative Classroom

Center for the Collaborative Classroom is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to providing continuous professional learning for teachers and curricula that support the academic, ethical,...

Do childhood development programs help children living in conflict and crisis settings?

Science Daily | Date: May 23, 2018 | Source: Wiley | Summary: Millions of young children living in conditions of war, disaster, and displacement are at increased risk for developmental difficulties...

Sudan Report on Out of School Children (11)

The Interim Basic Education Strategy provides a framework for coordination The first ever out of school report on children in Sudan was jointly launched by the Ministry of Education and UNICEF; in a...

Better Language Learning with Mobile Apps

Since his students began using Quizlet, English teacher Tristan Thorne has noticed an improvement in their ability to learn – and use – new words. Quizlet is a learning app - a computer program you...

A Mission to Bring STEM Skills, and Robots, to Children in West Africa

One robot slammed into some blocks and nearly fell to the floor. Another sideswiped a wall. Yet another spun in dizzying circles. So when the robot built by students from an all-girls school finally...

Teach kids to be happy

DON'T teach your children to be rich. Teach them to be happy, so they know the value of things. Not the price." The relevance of this wisdom come flying back in the 2017 World Happiness Report (WHR)...

Inequality is a hidden killer of children: UNICEF

World must address disparities today to keep 69 million children from dying from mostly preventable causes by 2030, new report says. Inequality kills. That’s the message of UN children’s fund...

Tracing Personalized Learning Research Back to the 1970s

The research supporting the current trend towards "personalized learning" is limited, as Education Week detailed earlier this month in a special report on growing efforts to design teaching and...

How early education can close the gender gap in STEM

Education. There are just not enough women graduating with the science, technology, engineering and math skills needed to become the next generation of leaders. Today, technology is disrupting...

Assistive Educational Technology: How eLearning Helps Students With Disabilities

What You Need To Know About Assistive Educational Technology Children with disabilities have always had difficulties in achieving high educational goals in comparison with ordinary kids. Previously,...

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Regional Meeting on ALP 2012

  UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education (UNESCO Bangkok), in cooperation with UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia (ROSA) and UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO), holds a regional meeting on alternative learning/schooling programmes...

Has progress come to a standstill?

The latest fact sheet on out of school children: UNESCO Institute for Statistics and the Education for All Global Monitoring Report Watch the video or Read the report...

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