Policy and Curriculum

US:How School Choice Turns Education Into a Commodity

Buoyed by Donald Trump’s championing of a voucher system—and cheered on by his education secretary Betsy DeVos—Arizona just passed one of the country’s most thoroughgoing policies in favor of so-called “school of choice.” The legislation signed by Governor Doug...

US: 5 Lessons for Greening Your Curriculum

On a typical school day in New York City’s South Bronx, students at Community School 55 learn about science, literacy, math, geography, and more by cultivating an indoor farm, turning their harvest into healthy meals and sharing the bounty with others in their...

Who’s accountable for education?

It’s not long before Global Action Week launches, on the theme of Accountability in Education. This, as you may or may not know, is also the theme of our next Global Education Monitoring Report, due to launch on 24 October. The word ‘accountability’ is not a...

What can other development sectors learn from education?

This post was originally published on the R4D Insights blog The education sector sometimes feels like the younger sibling in the global development family. We are often learning from other “big brother and sister” sectors, such as health and infrastructure, where a...

UK: Morning best for learning maths: study

Schools could see their maths scores rise if they schedule lessons in the morning, research suggests. But youngsters do better in history if they have classes in the subject after lunch. The study, by an academic at Royal Holloway, University of London looked at...

US: Hip-hop education aims to engage students

MADISON, Wis. – Educators from throughout the Midwest came to Madison on Monday to learn how they can better serve their students through the art of hip-hop. The Hip Hop in the Heartland training session focused on the need to move beyond just access and...
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