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Peace Education in the Early Years

Danielle De La Fuente, 
Peace Education in the Early Years

Children can be powerful agents of change when given the chance to succeed. However, protracted crises and natural disasters have denied an estimated 50 million children their childhood and the opportunity to reach their full potential. Children’s vulnerabilities are amplified in emergency settings, where children are often exposed to repeated traumatic events. They are at a higher risk of being exploited, sexually abused, trafficked, and recruited into extremist groups. Adverse experiences during early childhood development can have repercussions on physical, cognitive, and emotional development, negatively impacting future well-being and functioning.

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5 Reasons to Invest in Girls’ Education

Eliana Kovacs, Impact Network, 
5 Reasons to Invest in Girls’ Education

March marks Women’s History Month, a time where we celebrate the achievements of women and the strides we have taken towards equality. While there is much to celebrate, there is also much to be improved. Currently, there are 132 million girls who are out of school and do not have access to an education. Moreover, two thirds of all illiterate adults are women. It’s time we start investing in girls’ education, as the success of young girls and women leads to the success of society. 

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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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Ensuring All Children THRIVE: Early Childhood Development in Conflict and Crisis Settings

Anissa Molloy, 
Ensuring All Children THRIVE: Early Childhood Development in Conflict and Crisis Settings

The Ensuring All Children THRIVE: Early Childhood Development in Conflict and Crisis Settings took place on November 19, 2019 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. 

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Extracurriculars Aren’t Just “Extra”

Lisa Lyons, 

In many schools around the world, extracurricular activities of any kind are rarely or never available – yet there is so much more to the educational experience than classroom learning alone. Activities such as clubs, sports competitions, and cultural events can foster children’s intellectual curiosity and growth, confidence, and social functioning in ways that the more structured and formal classroom environment may not be able to do.

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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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Why the Right to an Education is #1

As human beings, we tend to think that a change is not always good or beneficial -- that it is scary and unpredictable. For me, I think change is necessary. 

I am from Guatemala, a country in Central America that is marginalized and often called a “Third World Country,” because of poverty, corruption, and gender inequality. I’m not sure why we call them Third World Countries, though, because in fact they are countries in progress, seeking common benefit. 

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