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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...
Wednesday 26th of July 2017
  On 28 June, the world’s best teacher watched her name go up in lights in New York’s Times Square. Global Teacher Prize winner Maggie MacDonnell laughed and pointed as her name appeared in letters eight-feet high on the video tower...
Thursday 20th of July 2017
The Varkey Foundation’s Instructional Leadership Programme 20 July 2017 Over a quarter of a million Ugandan children now have access to a quality teacher, thanks to The Varkey Foundation’s Instructional Leadership Programme. The Varkey...
Wednesday 19th of July 2017
Twenty years ago, a supercomputer beat the world’s best chess player. We didn’t know it then, but it marked the dawn of a new age of innovation. The world of Kasparov and Deep Blue looked very different. In 1997, just 36% of US households had a...
Wednesday 19th of July 2017
18 July 2017 “Universities are the oldest type of institution in the western world, after the church… they have frequently been drivers for change, improving the existing status of science, human capital and quality of life, and being a strong...

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