Private Sector

This one small change could transform education for millions

Photo: (From Author Site URL) Date: 3 Jan 2019 | by: Manos Antoninis & Breon Corcoran | Story Source: World Education Forum ~ Go to Original...

Sesame Workshop Now Has $200 Million to Help Refugee Kids, Thanks to Lego

Photo: (From Author Site URL) Date: 5 Dec 2018 | by: EMILY PRICE | Story Source: Fortune ~ Go to Original Article The Lego Foundation just gave...

Japanese teen funds library for Cambodia school out of her pocket

Photo: (From Author Site URL) Date: 11 Nov 2018 | by: HIROSHI TAKAMATSU | Story Source: The Asahi Shimbun ~ Go to Original Article Instead of spending...

Machines that learn language more like kids do

Photo: (From Author Site URL) Date: 31 Oct 2018 | by: Rob Matheson | Story Source: MIT News ~ Go to Original Article Computer model could...

The Uphill Battles Facing Asia’s Education Technology Startups

Japan has earned a reputation for exporting successful products and services from different industries. In technology, Sony and Nintendo are among the most internationally recognized brands. In education, the tutoring center Kumon has...

A landmark month for impact bonds in education: Two new initiatives focus spending on...

Photo: (From Author Site URL) Date: 25 Sep 2018 | by: Izzy Boggild-Jones and Emily Gustafsson-Wright | Story Source: Brookings ~ Go to Original Article Two...

UNICEF, Microsoft to Work on ‘Learning Passport’ for Kids in Crisis

Photo: (From Author Site URL) Date: 26 Sep 2018 | by: UNICEF USA | Story Source: UNICEF USA (Press Release) ~ Go to Original Article UNICEF...

Is the global education sector heading toward fragmentation?

Photo: (From Author Site URL) Date: 23 August 2018 | by: Sophie Edwards | Story Source DevEx ~ Go to Original Article LONDON —...

World Bank to issue the world’s first blockchain bond

Photo: (From Author Site URL) Date: 10 Aug 2018 | By: Cheang Ming | Story Source: CNBC ~ Go to Original Article The World Bank...

Can a Subscription Model Work for Online Learners and Teachers? Skillshare Just Raised $28...

Photo: EdSurge (From Author Site URL) Date: 23 July 2018 | By: Tony Wan | Story Source: EdSurge ~ Go to Original Article   Can a “Netflix”-like...

Blockchain in higher ed moving from idea to reality

Photo at: EducationDive (From URL) Date: 18 July 2018 | By: Shalina Chatlani | Story Source: EducationDive ~ Go to Original Article   Dive Brief: Greater numbers...

World’s first development impact bond for education shows successful achievement of outcomes in its...

Photo Credit: Brookings (by URL) Date: 13 July 2018 | By: Izzy Boggild-Jones and Emily Gustafsson-Wright | Part of the Education Plus Development Series |...

The Millennial social entrepreneur striving to get 260 MILLION children back into school

Published on July 3, 2018| By: Adam Sharpe, Engagement Specialist, Consultant at UNESCO Bangkok   Benedict Joson is launching a hugely ambitious education nonprofit called...

Blockchain in Education – an Interview With ExsulCoin CEO James Song

By David Cullinan - July 3, 2018 for CryptoDisrupt ~ See Original Publication   When James Song began laying the foundation of ExsulCoin in 2016 he did...

Inside Elon Musk’s Ad Astra School Where Grades and Traditional Classes Don’t Exist

By Don Reisinger, from Fortune, June 26, 2018   Elon Musk has apparently created a new kind of school that prefers flamethrowers and robots to traditional...

Vietnam: New pastry school for disadvantaged youth launched in HCMC

Trainnees of La Boulangerie Française in HCMC. (source: LBF Fanpage) From: Thoi Dai Vietnam Times, http://vietnamfriendship.vn, 6/22/2018 5:06:03 PM (VNF) - La Boulangerie Française, a bakery and pastry school working to...

5 Lessons From The Failure Of The Gates Foundation’s $575 Million Effective Teacher Initiative...

(Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images) From: Forbes, Frederick Hess, Contributor   Last week, RAND issued its massive and...

Are impact bonds and outcome funds a solution to the global learning crisis?

Emily Gustafsson-Wright and Izzy Boggild-Jones for Brookings, part of the Education Plus Development series, Monday, June 18, 2018   Editor's Note: Recently, as part of...

Can you Solve MIT’s Latest Global Puzzle? Education.

"How can teachers and educators provide accessible, personalized, and creative learning experiences for all?" Submit your answer here! Why Solve Wants to Prepare More Than...

$3 billion pledged for girls education at G7, delighting Malala

PTI|Updated: Jun 10, 2018, 12.55 PM IST from The Economic Times (India)   The funds gives "young women in developing countries the opportunity to pursue careers...

Developing world leaders agree education is their top priority

Posted on 12 June 2018 by GEM Report New research just released by AidData funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Germany’s Federal...

Accenture Commits US$200 Million to Education, Training and Skills Initiatives Over Next Three Years...

Commitment includes company’s Skills to Succeed goal to equip more than 3 million people with job and entrepreneurial skills by 2020   By: Business Wire| May 23,...

Silicon Valley could help the last people you’d expect — and Elon Musk has...

Elon Musk is funding the Global Learning XPRIZE.    (Joe Skipper/Reuters)   By: Richard Feloni, Mar. 21, 2018, 9:07 AM | BusinessInsider Elon Musk has set aside...

The power of learning through play

Students try out Lego Education at the Microsoft Innovation Centre. Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 14:17 by Claire Caruana | Times Malta   Children should be exposed...

India: Nokia launches project to develop 500 digital villages

May 16, 2018 | By: Telecom Lead   Nokia India announced its Smartpur project that aims to develop 500 digitally integrated villages. Nokia has rolled out a pilot project...

Using international accountability mechanisms: A test case for private education in Kenya

Posted on 15 May 2018 by GEM Report By Linda Oduor-Noah, a project manager at The East African Centre for Human Rights (EACHRights) on...

Gates, Zuckerberg plan new education initiative

By Sally Ho | Associated Press @ Mercury news Tech moguls Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg said Tuesday they will team up to help develop...

World Leaders Celebrate Major Milestone in Empowering 10 Million Marginalized Out-of-School Children Through Quality...

Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, UN Secretary General António Guterres and leaders from the United Nations, NGOs, and global industry, including President of...

Bill Gates: A humanist approach to teaching kids

By Bill Gates | March 13, 2018 Education is one of the most challenging areas our foundation works on. There will never be a medicine that...

Apple and Malala Fund team up to support education for girls

JANUARY 22, 2018 The technology giant will assist the campaigner's vision of getting thousands of underprivileged girls into school. Technology giant Apple and the Malala Fund...