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Special Edition: Peace Education and Non Violence, Rethinking Schooling for the 21st Century, FLS News Alerts Issue 813 – 19 Oct 2018

"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other" ―Mother Theresa 2 Mins | Read Report UNESCO-MGIEP Launches Policy Brief on Rethinking Schooling Report analyses curriuclum from 22 countries... Read 5-6 Mins | Opinion Efficiently...

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,...

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Cambodia: 20.6m Education grant targets disadvantaged children

^ a girl studies in school. KT/Chor Sokunthea Sen David / Khmer Times / June 8 2018 The Education Ministry’s Capacity Development Partnership Fund has accepted another multimillion dollar grant from...

300,000 Afghan children out of school in Nangarhar over Daesh

An Afghan official says hundreds of thousands of children in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar cannot go to school due to the presence of Takfiri Daesh terrorists in the area. The...

Philippine LGUs and ECCD Council lead Bulilit Center Initiatives

Local Government Units (LGUs) and the Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) Council lead the management of 200 National Child and Development Centers (NCDCs), more commonly called Bulilit...

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...

Pakistan: Sindh to adopt policy for out-of-school kids, adults

The Sindh government has prepared a policy to provide opportunities of meaningful education to out of school children and adults and young persons who are not literate. The Sindh Non-Formal...

Pakistan: Non-formal education must for higher literacy rate

Without non-formal education, we will not be able to achieve 90 per cent literacy rate & 100 per cent enrolment as targeted in the vision 2025 of Pakistan to achieve universal primary education. For...

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...

Fast track: Out-of-school children to reach grade 5 in 40 months

"The Literacy and Non-Formal Basic Education Department (L&NFBE) is working on a project to provide first six years of education to out-of-school children in an ambitious 30 to 40 months. L&NFBE...

Over 15 m children out of school: NA told

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Education and Professional Training Engineer Baligh-ur-Rehman on Wednesday informed the National Assembly that over fifteen million children were out of school in...

Singapore schools to introduce e-learning portal from 2018

SINGAPORE: Students in Singapore will be able to access an online learning portal starting next year, the Ministry of Education (MOE) announced in a press release on Wednesday (Aug 16). The basic...

The Oldest and Latest Community-Building Hub: Your Public Library

For most people, the word “library” evokes images of index cards, befuddling Dewey Decimals and dusty tomes. But the 22 projects honored by the Knight News Challenge on Libraries on January 30,...

Content-Centered Courses: How Google Has Destroyed Traditional Education (And How That’s A Good Thing)

Access to information has made content-centered courses move towards obsoleteness. But don’t let this be a threat; this is an opportunity to make your expertise shine and a way to enhance your own...

Many disabled children in poorer countries left out of primary education

Human Rights Watch report on the 500,000 children with disabilities not in education in South Africa reflects worldwide trend in developing countries An estimated 500,000 children with disabilities...

Why schools should be more like organic farms

The problem with schools isn't that they work poorly. It's that they work too well at doing the wrong thing. Nine years after Ken Robinson delivered the most-watched TED talk of all time, the...

48% students not engaged actively in learning: Survey

On the occasion of Teacher’s Day, the teaching community collectively voiced their opinion on the current engagement level of Indian students. According to Pearson Voice of Teacher Survey-2016,...

Lessons from a girls’ education advocacy initiative in Pakistan

Photo: (From Author Site URL) Date: 6 Sep 2018 | by: Jamila Razzaq | Story Source: Brookings ~ Go to Original Article After completing the Echidna Global Scholar program at Brookings in 2015, I...

What is the right age to start your child in primary school?

Lynn McArdle was devastated when she heard her four-year-old son Luke would not be starting school in September 2016 because the age cut-off date had been changed for enrolment. He was doing his...

Riding the mobile wave back to school

As kids head back to the classroom, 81 percent of students will be relying on mobile devices to help them study. Teachers, parents— and the students themselves— are using these devices to unearth...

A top futurist predicts the largest internet company of 2030 will be an online school

Thirty years ago, it was a big deal when schools got their first computers. Today, it's a big deal when students get their own laptops. According to futurist Thomas Frey, in 14 years it'll be a big...

Social Apps in Education

The use of social-media for socialization and as a pastime (to the extent of “wasting time”) is well known. But considering that many social media applications (e.g. Facebook) had their origins in...

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