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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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UNESCO joins Thai Princess at Children and Youth Education Conference

UNESCO Bangkok Director Gwang-Jo Kim moderated the first plenary session at the opening of the two-day Children and Youth Development Conference: Opportunities and Equity beyond Frontiers, on 29...

Only education can defeat terrorism, says CM Qaim

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said that education in the only weapn through which an effective war could be engaged against terrorism Presiding over a meeting of World Bank-assisted...

What does a bicycle mean for a student at Children for Change Cambodia?

In more affluent areas of the world, bicycling is often an enjoyable past-time, a means for daily exercise, or an environmentally friendly alternative. However, in countries where cars or public...

Around 25 million children out of school

Minister of State for Education and Professional Training Muhammad Balighur Rehman on Thursday emphasised that education was the society's collective responsibility. “Around 25 million children are...

The real cost of education in the Philippines

The price of education and the cost of missing out on one Last June, we saw the power of social media at work with the story of nine-year-old Daniel Cabrera. After a photo of him doing his homework...

Education Instead of Early Marriage

A widow with four children in the desolate, war-torn village of Herat, Afghanistan struggles to save her family. Amina's husband served in the army and was killed in a brutal battle. The government...

What Does Education Innovation Look Like in Rural India?

Meenu is 21, she is a teacher at JGM Public School – a primary school in Khajuri, East Delhi. She is one of the 12,000 teachers whose work is being recognised and shared within Changemaker Teacher...

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...

Community Based Education Centres (CBECs)

"Millions of children in Afghanistan have never attended school and, though enrollment has dramatically increased in recent years, many children are now too old to be assimilated into public primary...

Statelessness and child rights in Sabah – Catherine Allerton

The Malaysian state of Sabah is currently embroiled in a bad-tempered political debate about whether or not the many thousands of stateless children living in the state should be granted birth...

Malala seeks to raise $1.4 billion to educate Syrian refugees

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai will seek to inspire world leaders at a conference in London on Thursday to commit $1.4 billion this year to give Syrian refugee children access to education, she...

ActionAid Sponsored Community Schools Regularised

"In accordance with constitutional provisions under Article 25-A and also in result of long term human rights based advocacy campaign, as many as five community schools in district Noshki,...

Opinion: Why competitive model fails schools. No one should lose in education.

An academic essay by two education researchers published on this blog sparked discussion around the country and promoted strong responses, two of which I shared. The authors of the piece comparing...

Memo to Trump and the SAS – send the Afghans fewer bullets and more books

In the spring of 2002, I went to Afghanistan to write about the refugees returning home from Pakistan over the Khyber Pass after years of exile since the civil wars of the 80s and 90s. In the ruins...

How Can Policy Support More Innovation in Education?

Human ingenuity has ensured progress in every sector of society. Robot surgeons can perform operations on pigs with minimal human supervision; Google has developed a fleet of self-driving cars; and...

Belgium allocates 4 million euro additional humanitarian aid to Jordan

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo allocates an additional 4 million euro in humanitarian aid for the hosting of Syrian war refugees in Jordan. He...

How to Build a School From Scratch: One Principal’s Story

Just five years after founding Mott Hall Bridges Academy in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Brownsville, principal Nadia Lopez saw her public middle school thrust into the national spotlight. Located...

Kerala becomes first state in India to achieve 100 percent primary education

Kerala has become the first Indian state to achieve 100 percent primary education. The Vice-President, Mohammad Hamid Ansari has officially declared the 100 per cent primary education status...

US: A Strategy for Motivating High School Coders

Coding is a fun and exciting activity for students. This is especially true at the elementary and middle school levels with the introduction of the Hour of Code. Using programs such as Tynker,...

Music project will help disadvantaged children in Scotland

  A pioneering social change programme is helping to transform the lives of children in an Aberdeen community through music, according to research into Big Noise Torry published today (Monday 19th...

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