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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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GCE-US Joins BEC and RESULTS Educational Fund in honoring Representative Nita Lowey

On November 20, 2013, the Global Campaign for Education-US, the Basic Education Coalition and RESULTS Educational Fund honored Representative Nita Lowey (NY) on her 25 years of leadership in global education. Speakers for the event included Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Representative Kay Granger (TX), Senator Pat Leahy (VT) and USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah.  Twelve members of Congress pariticpated in the event.  Click here for a video message from Congresswoman Lowey on the importance of global education.

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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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We Can Do More

Brian Callahan, 

Today I joined four of our student advocates at the United Nations in New York City. We were part of the first ever #UNYouthTakeover, with more than 600 youth to celebrate Malala's birthday and to call for world leaders to prioritize education. It was inspiring to hear from so many young people who are advocating on behalf of their fellow students, over 130 million of whom are still denied access to education.

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GCE-US Holds a Congressional Reception with BEC and RESULTS

With the theme "Every Child Needs a Teacher," the 2013 Global Action Week enabled GCE-US, the Basic Education Coalition and RESULTS to co-sponsor a Capitol Hill reception to highlight the still urgent need to support education internationally both as a right, and also as a means to spur development and lessen global poverty. The reception was in cooperation with Representative Nita Lowey (D-NY) and Representative Dave Reichert (R-WA). 

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