UN Agencies Call to Commit to Transforming Education in Crises — Global Issues

Mary Maker chairing a session on “Education in Crisis Situations – A Partnership for Transformative Actions for Learners” on the final day of the Transforming Education Summit. Credit: UN by Naureen Hossain (united nations) Tuesday, September 20, 2022 Inter Press Service United Nations, Sep 20 (IPS) – Refugee youth advocate, Mary…

UN and Partners Called to Act Urgently with Education in Emergencies at Education Summit — Global Issues

Aisha Khurram, a youth advocate from Afghanistan, told the Transforming Education Summit that despite suicide bombings and terrorist attacks, she continued her education. She reminded delegates that education was important as food, water, and shelter to young people. by Naureen Hossain (united nations) Sunday, September 18, 2022 Inter Press Service United…

Building Leadership for Teachers in the Developing World — Global Issues

Opinion by Simone Galimberti (kathmandu, nepal) Tuesday, September 13, 2022 Inter Press Service KATHMANDU, Nepal, Sep 13 (IPS) – If we truly want to re-imagine the role education can play in the decades to come, it is going to be indispensable to take drastic measures to elevate the role of teachers…

Zambian Parliamentarians Tackle Population Issues to Improve Quality of Life for Citizens — Global Issues

Delegates from the Zambia All Party Parliamentary Group on Population and Development (ZAPPD) met in Lusaka to develop a strategic plan to tackle population and development issues. Credit: APDA by Cecilia Russell (johannesburg) Thursday, September 08, 2022 Inter Press Service Johannesburg, Sep 08 (IPS) – Parliamentarians play a decisive role in…

Hundreds of Millions of Children Sentenced to Ignorance — Global Issues

There are 244 million children out of school. Credit: Shafiqul Alam Kiron/IPS by Baher Kamal (madrid) Wednesday, September 07, 2022 Inter Press Service MADRID, Sep 07 (IPS) – More than two-thirds of 10-year-olds are unable to read and understand a simple text. This shocking finding should be enough to be alarmed…

COVID-19 Forced Ugandan Teachers to Go Digital, Teaching Them Important Lessons — Global Issues

A student teacher at the National Teacher’s College Kabale follows a lecture through his smartphone. Credit: Michael Wambi/IPS. by Wambi Michael (kampala/kabale) Wednesday, September 07, 2022 Inter Press Service KAMPALA/KABALE, Sep 07 (IPS) – Before the outbreak of COVID-19, an education officer in the district neighbouring Uganda’s capital Kampala decreed that…

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Team Biden’s shameless bid to dodge blame for school closure damage

Team Biden’s comment on news that school lockdowns cost America’s kids years of progress boils down to “Don’t blame us!” Seriously: President Joe Biden’s Education Department late last week issued this absurdity: “When President Biden took office, most schools in America remained closed. President Biden got to work. He put…