Should Private Schools Support Disadvantaged Children?
Posted on 22 May 2013 by Swati Narayan
Indian law requires private schools to reserve 25% of enrollment for marginalized students This blog post was originally published in Oxfam’s From Poverty to Power Blog This summer, India missed the historic deadline to implement the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009. This landmark law, the fruit of more than a decade of [...]
GPE Launches Open Data Project to Better Measure Education Progress and Make it Transparent
Posted on 21 May 2013 by Yann Doignon
New data webpages for 29 countries with thousands of education data points Only few insiders know that the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) is gathering vast amounts of data and education indicators from dozens of GPE developing-country partners. There are thousands of precious data points representing all aspects of a country’s education sector – unfortunately [...]
Reading Helps You Think
Posted on 17 May 2013 by GPE Secretariat
Picture of the Week “In Ollantaytambo in Peru, children learn that reading inspires and motivates them to pursue their own interests, passions and dedications.” This picture and essay were submitted to the 2012 Reading Changed My Life Contest by Nelson Sosa from Argentina. Take a look at some of the nearly 1,000 photos and videos submitted [...]
Do You Need a Room to Learn?
Posted on 16 May 2013 by Emily Doerr
USAID’s commitment to closing the gap on the Education MDG Developing countries have succeeded in reducing the number out-of-school primary-aged children by 37 million since 1999. However, progress towards universal access has stagnated, and more than 61 million primary-aged children still remain out of school, with 40% in countries affected by conflict. USAID already works [...]