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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. The full House Appropriations Committee is expected to consider the bill this Thursday, after which it will go to the full House.
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International Finance Corporation Decides to Move Away from For-Profit Education Investments

Civil society organizations applaud the International Finance Corporation's decision to move away from for-profit education investments. The World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) has set a new precedent in upholding the right to education in an official commitment to freeze investments in private for-profit pre-primary, primary, and secondary (also called “K-12”) schools. The signatory organizations applaud this landmark decision by the IFC, which responds to the concerns voiced by civil society about the effects on segregation and exclusion, inadequate education quality, avoidance of standards and regulations, poor labour conditions, and profit-seeking behavior of commercial schools.
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GCE-US Affirms the Right to Education for Unaccompanied Minors on the US Border

The Global Campaign for Education-US is utterly dismayed by the unwarranted announcement from the Trump administration to cut funding to the Office of Refugee Resettlement toward education, recreational programs, and legal services. The decision to refuse access to these vital provisions will detrimentally impact the lives of approximately 13,200 minors currently being held in federally contracted centers.
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