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A Framework for the Future: Ending Extreme Poverty and Boosting Global Learning

by Meredy Talbot-Zorn, 

2015 could be a momentous year in human history. It could be the year when governments around the world put a hard deadline on their longstanding commitment to end extreme poverty, agreeing on a new time-sensitive global development framework to ensure that no child dies unnecessarily and every child is protected from violence.  This framework should also prioritize realizing the one right that most empowers nations to achieve inclusive prosperity and vibrant democracy: The right of every child to quality, free, compulsory education that enables real learning.

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Spring in Your Step

It is spring in D.C. which means sunny days and cherry blossoms. It also means GCE-US Youth Training Advocacy season which always gets me super excited about the power of youth and the great things they are doing around the nation and the world. Our advocates just spent Monday on the Hill talking about education for all with their Members of Congress and we will be sharing their experiences over the next few months.

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Ending Extreme Poverty through Education

Judith Rowland, 

57 million children around the world denied an education despite the world's promise to put every child in school by 2015. Tens of millions of children drop out of school before learning how to read and write - forced into early marriages, participating in dangerous work just to feed their families, or pushed out because of school fees they can’t afford. Access to education is one of the best ways to decrease poverty.

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Can Business Hit the Grand Slam for Education?

Kathy Spanogle , 

The crisis in education is enormous, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. Unfortunately, just when more support is needed, the international community has reduced its aid to education. UNESCO indicates there is a $26 billion financing gap for basic education. This financing is needed for capital investment in school infrastructure and to support recurrent expenditures, principally for teacher training and salaries. With the 2015 Millennium Development Goals' deadline looming, the time has come for the business community to step aggressively up to the plate and help hit a home run for global education.

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Will the 113th Be Lucky for Global Education?

Allison Grossman, 

Here in our nation's capital, the city is preparing for President Barack Obama's second inauguration. The parade route has been marked. Tickets to the inaugural balls have been secured for a few (thousand) lucky ones. The crowds are preparing scarves and hats and gloves help keep warm while they trek down to the National Mall for the festivities on Monday.

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Our Message to Congress: Protect the International Affairs Budget

Ellen Carmichael, 

With the U.S. elections behind us we are asking ourselves what the elections mean for our collective fight against global poverty and the roughly 1% of the federal budget that is devoted to foreign assistance, including support for global education. As the budget debates commence in Washington it is important for us to highlight the value of investing in global education.

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Where in the world is Equatorial Guinea? And why should you care?

Amanda Malamut , 

When I tell people that I co-founded an organization that works in Equatorial Guinea, most people have never heard of it, and if they have, they haven't heard about what education is like in Equatorial Guinea. This International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange, specifically in a small country in West Africa.

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Who would break a promise to schoolchildren?

Tony Baker, 

In 2010, the World Bank pledged to increase support to basic education by $750 million over the next five years (2011-2015), which was to represent a 40% increase in basic education from the previous five years (2006-2010). This pledge statement was made (among other places) at a high-level education event co-organized by the Global Campaign for Education and the Global Partnership for Education.

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