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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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Free education for stateless children

Children of the Forest, a foundation working along the Thai-Myanmar border, is providing free education and shelter to hundreds of stateless children who are at risk of...

Singapore parents pump $96k into kids’ education, rank 3rd globally in survey

They rank 3rd globally in such spending in HSBC survey; majority make funding decisions early Singapore parents spend an average of US$70,939 (about S$96,000) on their children's education, from...

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...

Rich and ready to donate – India

India has added more than 100 million donors since 2009. People are contributing more and to a larger pool of not-for-profits, giving philanthropy a much more public profile. These are the findings...

Laptops distributed by Rajasthan government of little use to students in rural areas

"The Gehlot government may have distributed laptops, cheques for tablets under the Rajiv Gandhi Vidhyarthi Digital Yojana, but they are of little use to students in rural areas. Many feel hiring...

Over 4,500 children out of school in Palpa

Education officials in the district said the school enrolment rate is increasing in Palpa as only around 5.76 children do not have access to education . As per the 2011 census, approximately 5.78...

1,500 children out of schools in Baglung, Nepal

Fifteen-year-old Bhimsara BK of Bobang-2 in the district left her school three years ago due to the financial hardships. As she had to support her family, she had quit studies in the third grade....

Education: a solution for Pakistan

October 1, 2017 Being a developing country and one with an almost exponentially growing population, Pakistan faces all sorts of socio-economic problems. But the underlying cause of these problems is...

Admission status of out-of-school kids still unclear

Ten days after a survey on identifying out-of-school children was carried out across the state, the district primary education department and the civic administration are still unclear about the...

Innovative Courses Help Teach Students Global Citizenship, STEAM Skills

Level-Up Village (LUV) has been helping students connect to global communities while learning STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) skills since 2012. LUV offers global STEAM...

4 Strategies to Energize and Focus Your Students

Students are often bombarded with distractions, and it’s a challenge to keep them focused on what they are learning and the task at hand. The following four strategies I have found to be incredibly...

US: Forget the Mall. These Days, Teens Go to Library Makerspaces

One library wanted more students to work there. One needed a physical space dedicated to teens and technology. Another wanted to create a safe place for students from all over the city. All three...

Target 4.5 – What is at stake for monitoring progress on equity in education?

4.5 By 2030, eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous...

K-12 won’t guarantee good education–Romulo

TWO MORE years of senior high school would not guarantee quality education for more than a million students unless the Department of Education (DepEd) admits the inadequacies in the preparation for...

Here’s How This Dedicated Teacher Is Helping Solve Nigeria’s Education Problem

  With millions of school-aged children in Nigeria lacking access to an education, teacher Monsurat Thomas founded the Bolafade Primary School in 1999 to make a change. Her school started with just...

Nigeria Abductions a Call to Action

"This mass abduction—latest estimates are that 276 girls are still missing—is one of the most extreme examples of attacks on students, teachers, and schools in recent years. But such attacks are by...

We have the lowest teenage literacy rates in the OECD – and the Government wants us to shut down more school libraries

Sufiya Ahmed  27 Nov, 2017 Despite the fact that our children are lagging behind internationally, school library services still face disproportionate cuts, which have resulted in the loss of an...

Inside Syrian Refugee Schools: Syrian Children in Germany

Posted on the main entrance to a small village school in Germany is a plain piece of paper with clear black writing. It requests the help of school families to provide for the “new arrivals,” to...

A curriculum for life: the case for statutory PSHE education

The government has a range of objectives it wants to achieve through schools alongside academic learning, including promoting online safety and healthy lifestyles, tackling child sexual exploitation...

Reps To FG: Increase Education Budget To 27% – Nigeria

The House of Representatives yesterday urged the Federal Government increase funding of education to at least 27 per cent of the actual capital expenditures for the next 4 years and also review...

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