Promoting quality education for all.

World Teachers’ Day: “Teachers: Leading in crisis, reimagining the future”

Megan Testen, Fellow at GCE-US, 
World Teachers’ Day: “Teachers: Leading in crisis, reimagining the future”

Held annually on October 5th since 1994, World Teachers’ Day commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers. This Recommendation sets benchmarks regarding the rights and responsibilities of teachers and standards for their initial preparation and further education, recruitment, employment, and teaching and learning conditions.

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Raising Youth Voices During COVID-19

Megan Testen, Fellow at GCE-US, 
Raising Youth Voices During COVID-19

COVID-19 has impacted the daily lives of millions of children across the globe. Nearly 1.5 billion children and youth in 165 countries are affected by COVID-19 school closures. As a result of these closures, governments have been developing distance learning solutions that aim to provide remote education while supporting students, teachers, and parents. Equitable distance learning continues to be at the forefront as school closures disproportionately impact the most vulnerable children and families. Currently, youth around the world are taking action to ensure that all youth, including themselves, have access to quality education in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Advancing Equity in Early Childhood Education: Looking Internally, Connecting Externally

Lucy Recio, NAEYC, 
Advancing Equity in Early Childhood Education: Looking Internally, Connecting Externally

“Across all roles and settings, advancing equity requires a dedication to self-reflection, a willingness to respectfully listen to others’ perspectives without interruption or defensiveness, and a commitment to continuous learning to improve practice.”Advancing Equity in Early Childhood Education, NAEYC

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HER ABILITIES 2019 Winners

Anissa Molloy, Molly Joyce, 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2019 HER ABILITIES AWARD WINNERS!

“Her Abilities was launched by Light for the World to honor women with disabilities who achieved greatness in their life or field of work.”

The winners are chosen in three categories, Health and Education; Arts, Culture and Sports; and Rights. 

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Leave No Child Behind: Invest in the Early Years

Anissa Molloy, 
Leave No Child Behind: Invest in the Early Years

Leave No Child Behind: Invest in the Early Years Report Summary by Light for the World, Open Society Foundations, International Disability and Development Consortium, Early Childhood Development Action Network, Global Campaign for Education, and Global Campaign for Education-US.

The report begins by highlighting the Sustainable Development Goals where inclusive early childhood education is at the root. Key findings and policy recommendations reflected on funding are discussed globally and with a specific focus on Burkina Faso, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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Event Summary: Education as the Great Equalizer

Anissa Molloy, 

On Tuesday, September 24, 2019, Oxfam International and GCE-US co-hosted an event on Education as the Great Equalizer during the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

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Recap – Unifying the Playing Field: Local and Global Movements to Advance the Right to Education

Rachel Serebrenik, GCE-US Public Policy Fellow , 

On Friday, July 12th, the Global Campaign for Education (GCE), Light for the World, RESULTS and GCE-US convened a special day-long event, Unifying the Playing Field: Local and Global Movements to Advance the Right to Education. This special side event for the High Level Political Forum (HLPF), convened by the United Nations, took a closer look at the various efforts and challenges in achieving Sustainable Development Goal Four (SDG4), the right to inclusive and equitable quality education for all. The day was filled with rich discussion on collaborative advocacy efforts around the right to quality, inclusive education undertaken by local civil society organizations, national education coalitions, and international organizations.

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Watch Unifying the Playing Field: local and global moments to advance the right to education

On July 12th, during the UN High Level Politcal Forum on SDGs, RESULTS, Light for the World, the Global Campaign for Education, and GCE-US convened the special event, "Unifying the Playing Field: local and global moments to advance the right to education." Throughout the day leaders from around the globe shared insights on the best practices and challenges we need to overcome for building sustainable, gender equitable, inclusive, peaceful and resilient societies.

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