Policy and Curriculum

UNESCO launches Global Education Monitoring Report

Andile Tshuma, Chronicle Reporter THE 2017/18 Global Education Monitoring Report (GEM) Report has been launched at the Unesco General Conference in France. Speaking in a telephone interview from the Unesco headquarters in Paris, France, the Minister of Primary and...

Singapore: Reducing class sizes can benefit students: Leon Perera

8 Nov, 2017 The Ministry of Education (MOE) should consider reducing class sizes to about 20 to 25, Non-Constituency MP Leon Perera told Parliament yesterday. He filed a motion to speak on the future of education, and cited academic studies that had shown how smaller...

Supporting the education of teen mothers in Jamaica

Dasmine KennedyTuesday, November 7, 2017 Teenage pregnancy is a challenge for many nations, including in my home country of Jamaica, where the teenage pregnancy rate in 2008 was the fourth highest in the Caribbean, with 72 out of 1,000 adolescent girls becoming...

Study: Blending curriculum, PD can help novice teachers improve

Dive Brief: A curriculum model that is combined with ongoing professional development can help novice teachers support students’ learning just as effectively as more experienced teachers, according to a recent study by Mathematica Policy Research (MPR). The research...

India: Delhi to bring out-of-school children back to schools

Nov 02, 2017 New Delhi: The Delhi government will appoint Education Beat Officers to find out-of-school children across the city and admit them in schools, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said here on Wednesday. Sisodia said the government will also rank all...

What Can We Do About Teacher Turnover?

By Desiree Carver-Thomas, Linda Darling-Hammond November 2, 2017 Roughly 16 percent of teachers in the U.S. change jobs or leave the profession annually. Here are three ideas for reducing that number. “If you were a sixth grader in Petersburg City Schools last year,...

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