Category Archives: sdgs

Developing world leaders agree education is their top priority

New research just released by AidData funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development; and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation contains the findings of a survey among 3,500 leaders working in … Continue reading

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Countries need to prepare teachers better to teach about our impact on the environment

It’s World Environment Day. Another opportunity for global campaigners to rally around the need for stronger commitment to stop the human impact on the planet before it is too late. Another day for policy makers to be challenged as to … Continue reading

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Helen Clark speaks of education’s ‘intrinsic and enabling value’

The third GEM Report Advisory Board meeting took place last week. The GEM Report was honoured to welcome Helen Clark as new Chair of the Advisory Board. Former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Ms Clark was Administrator of the United Nations … Continue reading

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How to respond to Apple’s renewed interest in education?

As you may have heard, Apple has extended its reach into education, holding its first education product launch since 2012, and announcing a lower cost iPad aimed at students and teachers. The new iPad has a stylus pen, several new … Continue reading

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Global Action Week 2018: We demand that States fulfil their commitments to education!

By Socio-educational Forum (Foro Socio Educativo – FSE) and Latin American Campaign for the Right to Education (CLADE) The Global Action Week for Education (GAWE) embraces the 2018 theme Accountability for SDG4 and the slogan “Keep your promises for education!”. … Continue reading

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More than just symbolism? France makes pre-primary school compulsory from age 3

President Macron of France announced yesterday that, as of 2019, school will be compulsory in the country for all children from age 3, making France the country with the lowest compulsory age of education in the European Union.  Apart from … Continue reading

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A global framework to measure digital literacy

By Manos Antoninis, Director of the Global Education Monitoring Report, and Silvia Montoya, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics From the cocoa farmer in Ghana using a mobile phone to market crops to the nurse in Sweden using telehealth … Continue reading

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