Promoting quality education for all.

Peru through the Eyes of a “Hopeful” Traveler

by Terri Butts, 

My eyes are wide open, despite landing in Cusco at 1:30 a.m. on a Saturday night. When we reach the city, the streets bustle with activity rivaling New York City. I’m ready to meet Peruvian students, taste (most of) the food, and learn more about the country, all while praying I don’t get altitude sickness. Our group of NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellows is met by the incomparable Victor Hugo (yes, that’s his real name), who will be our guide, savior, luggage locator, etc., for the next nine days. And off we go! 

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Schools on the front line in the fight against sexual abuse in Haiti

by Trillium Hibbeln, 

Schools on the front line in the fight against sexual abuse in Haiti Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is a significant public health concern for all girls and women in Haiti and particularly in the urban center of Port-au-Prince. One in three women in Haiti have experienced sexual violence and half of all rape victims are under age 17 at the time of the crime (Amnesty International 2008) 

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New UNICEF/UNESCO Reports Reveal Stalled Progress in Africa

by Mark Engman, 

Every year, June 16 is the Day of the African Child.  It commemorates the thousands of courageous children in Soweto, South Africa, who in 1976 marched to protest apartheid and to demand equal education. The march ended in violence: – hundreds of youth were wounded or killed.  Their legacy continues to build a better future for African children.

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The Gender-Friendly Classroom: Tips and Tools for Teachers

Randal Mason, 

As UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon noted this week, “Today, there are 57 million children out of school - and most of them are girls.” Teachers and administrators around the globe are struggling to create school environments that are friendly and supportive to both girls and boys. Yet complex gender-based barriers to education remain, hindering girls’, and in some cases boys’, access to school and participation in the classroom. For example, girls are less likely to begin school in many places, but boys are more likely to repeat grades or drop out altogether.

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Toward a Truly Transnational, Collaborative Future in Education

Joshua Sheridan Fouts, 

LinkedIn, the international jobs and professional networking site, recently announced that it was going to allow students 13 years and older create profiles on its site. LinkedIn is the latest example of how young students worldwide -- that is, students who have access to the Internet and the educational opportunities to make them aware of the opportunities available on a site like LinkedIn -- can now learn about a world of work that exists beyond the boundaries of their country and city.

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Promoting Smart Tech to Improve Education

Amy Bernath, 

In a tight budget environment for education, it is tempting to view ICT equipment and training as a luxury to cut. We can all think of a case where technology for technology's sake hasn't worked: an unused laptop in the corner of an overfilled classroom, an interactive whiteboard at a school without adequate electricity to support its use, a smartphone game developed for a population of youth without access to smartphones.

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