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Ensuring Girl’s Access to Education During COVID-19

Natasha Tariq, 
Ensuring Girl’s Access to Education During COVID-19

According to UNESCO, of the 743 million girls around the world out of school and universities due to the COVID-19 pandemic, over 111 million live in the world’s least developed countries, where already high gender disparities in education exist. There are now fears that progress made with regards to gender equality could be reversed as the pandemic threatens to further entrench existing gender gaps in education. Marginalised girls in poor countries are at a higher risk of dropping out of school compared to boys. Evidence from past crises suggests that there will be a disproportionate impact on education of adolescent girls. In order to mitigate this impact, it is vital that education policies designed to deal with the current crisis are gender responsive.

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Improving Literacy Instruction in Rural Schools

Katie Kerr, Impact Network, 
Improving Literacy Instruction in Rural Schools

Impact Network works in the Eastern Province of Zambia to implement a wide-range of educational and technological interventions to improve the quality of education in rural communities. We serve over 6,000 students across 43 schools, covering early childhood through seventh grade. We have spent the last 3 years testing and refining our teaching of literacy.   

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GCE-US Statement on the House FY21 State-Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill

GCE-US, 
GCE-US Statement on the House FY21 State-Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill

Washington, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs recommended that international basic education be funded at $975 million for the coming fiscal year (FY 2021) and an additional $150 million in emergency COVID-19 funding to support basic and higher education needs during the pandemic.

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