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Monday 22nd of January 2018
Sunny Varkey, Founder of the Varkey Foundation, said: "My message to the class of 2030  is that, even though it is only twelve years away, it is impossible to fully predict the future skills you'll need.  Fewer than half of young...
Wednesday 13th of December 2017
  The 50 shortlisted teachers from across the world in the running for the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize 2018 are announced today at www.globalteacherprize.org   Now in its fourth year, the US $1 million award is the...
Thursday 7th of December 2017
International cricket legend Brian Lara believes in the power of sports education to build teamwork and resilience on the field and in the classroom. He generously donated US $10,000 to The Varkey Foundation as prize money for the best sports...
Tuesday 5th of December 2017
A good education should be a stepping stone to a better life. But many children from the UK’s most disadvantaged areas will never have the chance of attending a high-performing school, or learning from a high-quality teacher, according to a new...
Wednesday 8th of November 2017
Not just good policy, but actually delivering on it.   Governments have a major role to play in delivering change in education, but too often they struggle to turn good policies into real action. This is particularly the case in low and...
Friday 27th of October 2017
Hundreds of millions of children are out of school or unable to read, according to UNESCO. It’s time for the international community to take its Sustainable Development Goal on education seriously.   The world is looks set to fall well...
Monday 18th of September 2017
A growing number of teachers are leaving UK state schools. New research by the National Audit Office (NAO), published on 12 September, has found that an increasing number of teachers are leaving state-funded schools in England before they retire...
Tuesday 5th of September 2017
Putting good teachers in front of the students who need them the most. Ghana’s education system is facing extraordinary challenges. Official data shows that many of the country’s school children can’t can read, write or do basic maths. While...
Monday 21st of August 2017
Many of Canada’s teachers are doing extraordinary things to support Indigenous Students. But too many are having to do it by themselves. Teachers across Canada have helped drive success among Indigenous Students, but their hard work is often...
Thursday 3rd of August 2017
  In a world increasingly driven by data, we often still don’t know whether or what children are learning. How can we make sure that the rise of technology drives improvement in national and global assessment? For the last fifteen...

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