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New 2019 GEM Report shows insufficient progress including migrants and refugees in national education systems

Launched at events across five continents today, the new Global Education Monitoring Report, Building Bridges, not Walls shows that progress is insufficient in providing an inclusive education for migrants, refugees or other displaced people. Migration and displacement affect education.   … Continue reading

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We are now ready to start monitoring early-grade learning

By Silvia Montoya, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) Young learners have moved up the data agenda for Sustainable Development Goal 4! The UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) and its partners have been pushing to upgrade SDG 4 … Continue reading

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Education is not a privilege, it’s a legal right

By Stefania Giannini, Assistant Director General for Education, UNESCO Education is like a seed. And for this empowering right to flourish and grow, it must have the best conditions. Education must not only be accessible to all, it must be … Continue reading

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Tanzania has suspended family planning commercials in the country ‘with immediate effect’

At the end of September, the government of the United Republic of Tanzania announced to international agencies that they should “stop with immediate effect airing and publishing any family planning contents in any media channels” running any family planning content … Continue reading

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More testing?

By Manos Antoninis and William C. Smith This blog looks at the contrasting findings in the 2017/8 GEM Report on Accountability and a recent study by Berbauer, Hanushek, and Woessmann over whether more testing is good for education or not. … Continue reading

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Who benefits from abolishing secondary school fees in Malawi, and what are the costs?

By Esme Kadzamira, Centre for Education Research and Training, University of Malawi, Pauline Rose, Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre, University of Cambridge and Asma Zubairi, Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre, University of Cambridge. As … Continue reading

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A teacher remains fiercely committed to her students as UNRWA schools face closure

Nesrin Ayoub is the head-teacher of an UNRWA-run girls’ primary school of 450 girls aged 6-16 years in Ein Hilweh Refugee Camp, in Lebanon. All the children are all Palestine refugees from Lebanon and Syria. People in the Ein Hilweh … Continue reading

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