Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News SEATTLE — It’s the last class period of the day. The students lean back on couches and take turns describing the most important day of their lives: the day they became sober. For Marques Martinez, that date was Nov. 15, 2016. Until then, he had used...
The World Bank has partnered with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the UK’s Department for International Development to develop tools to improve educational quality around the world. The tools which governments can use to better monitor the quality of their education systems will allow policymakers to take real-time...
David E Kiwuwa, University of Nottingham The Ibrahim Index of African Governance measures and monitors Africa’s governance performance. It produces an impartial picture of governance performance in every country on the continent. David E Kiwuwa, associate professor of international studies at the University of Nottingham, asked Mandipa Ndlovu, a Zimbabwean...
Karthyani Amma, a 96-year old woman from Kerala, who topped the 4th standard equivalency examination by the state government, has been selected as the Commonwealth of Learning Goodwill Ambassador. After having scored 98 out of 100 in the examinations, in the course under the Kerala Literacy Mission’s Aksharalaksham (Million Letter)...
The Co-Impact fund, a comined initiative of Bill and Melinda Gates, Jeff Skoll, and other Giving Pledge signers, will make its initial grants, by providing $80 million over five years to efforts to improve health and education and bring people out of poverty. The funding will go to, Liberia’s Community Health...
The quality of school education in rural India, when measured in terms of children's numeracy and literacy standards, has fallen to further dismal levels in the last decade, shows the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER), 2018. The survey of 546,527 children in the age group 3 to 16 conducted in...
Academic outcomes can be accomplished by high teaching quality. Shutterstock Natasha Robinson, University of Oxford Half of all South African pupils who attended school for five years can’t do basic calculations. This is according to a 2015 TIMMS report on mathematics achievements among Grade 5 learners in South Africa. At the same time,...
By Sruthin Lal The number of higher secondary students dropping out of school increased nearly three-fold in three years ending 2017, shows official data. According to statistics provided by the central government to the parliament, the drop out rate in higher secondary schools increased from 4.33% in 2014-15 to 13.09% in...
Finland has one of the widely acclaimed public educational systems in the world. The country, which was at the top in the 2006 PISA ranking, by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), still ranks among the top countries. To study the system and replicate its success, India recently sent a team...
The Delhi government has opened 101 pre-school hub-centres, each which would combine resources, workers and helpers from three-four Anganwadi centres, to address space constraints of anganwadis. The bigger ‘mohalla playschools' will prepare economically disadvantaged children between ages three and six for schools. The new hubs have larger, more colourful, attractive spaces. “Poor...

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