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Education for All

Incheon to Addis: Are We Getting Back on Track in Global Education?

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 07.13.2015 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

We've seen increased access to essential medicines for AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other diseases of poverty that have saved millions of lives. In some places however, achievements that were thought possible are slipping away. We now appear to be going backwards in access to primary education.

1%, 2%, 3%, Snore? What Numbers Don't Tell Us About Helping Vulnerable Children

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 06.28.2015 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

The political will and financing to ensure that education is prioritized alongside other life-saving and rebuilding interventions is clearly and starkly missing.

What Kind of Parent Sends a Child Off to Do Dangerous Work?

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 06.12.2015 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

Ending child labor requires fair wages for adults, adequate legal protections for children and access to health care and education. Education is absolutely critical in the fight against child labor. Where there are few educational opportunities for children to choose another path in life, they work because it prepares them for the life they are going to lead.

Let's Care for the Future by Investing in Global Education

Benedict Joson | Posted 06.01.2015 | World
Benedict Joson

These curated figures, modest approximations relative to national projections, illustrate some of the costs associated with public higher education in the United States.

Shaping a Post-2015 Global Education Agenda

Brian Gallagher | Posted 06.22.2015 | Education
Brian Gallagher

Despite the increase in access to education in the region, nearly 29 million primary school aged children were out of school -- accounting for over half of out-of-school youth around the world.

We Must Stand Up for Out-of-School Girls

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 05.08.2015 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

Women's equality -- as any woman anywhere will tell you -- will never be achieved as long as girls are subject to the threats, abuse and marginalization that still happens in many places around the world.

More Ambition Needed to Finish the Job for Out-of-School Children

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 04.27.2015 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

This year is particularly important for our work on creating a more just and equitable world. It's the deadline world leaders set for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Malala's Ultimate Prize

Julia Gillard | Posted 12.16.2014 | Impact
Julia Gillard

I was impressed that Malala Yousafzai decided to stay in school last Friday -- the day that she and Kailash Satyarthi were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Counting on Girls

Julia Gillard | Posted 11.22.2014 | World
Julia Gillard

As girls are critical to successful education outcomes -- we especially need to ensure we collect gender-sensitive, disaggregated data. Girls' access to schooling, their progress through school and learning outcomes will tell us a lot about what works, and what doesn't.

Learning Champions Stand Up for International Literacy Day

Julia Gillard | Posted 11.05.2014 | Impact
Julia Gillard

I find it almost impossible to imagine life without literacy. But not being able to read is the day to day reality for billions of people.

How -- And Why -- The International Community Is Rallying to Educate More of the World's Children

Julia Gillard | Posted 09.06.2014 | World
Julia Gillard

The stakes could not be greater. More than 58 million children around the world are simply not in school and 250 million are not acquiring the basic knowledge and skills they should by grade four.

Enough Is Enough

George Srour | Posted 07.14.2014 | Impact
George Srour

This current crisis sheds light on the sorry state of education -- a commodity whose importance is paid great lip service as its implementation in places where it is needed the most continues to suffer.

250 Million Reasons to Invest in Global Education

Julia Gillard | Posted 07.12.2014 | World
Julia Gillard

The United Nations Millennium Development Goals are the promises the global community made to the poorest in the world. One of those promises was to the world's children. We said that by the end of 2015, every child would be able to go to primary school.

Don't Give Up on Education for All

Andreas Schleicher | Posted 04.06.2014 | Education
Andreas Schleicher

If there's one lesson the global economy has taught us over the last few years, it's that we cannot simply bail ourselves out of a crisis, that we cannot solely stimulate ourselves out of a crisis. Investing in high-quality education is the gateway to better skills, better jobs and better lives.

Making Education for All a Priority in the US - Toward a Tipping Point

Ed Gragert | Posted 11.09.2013 | Politics
Ed Gragert

While being realistic that it will be an uphill struggle, there are some reasons to feel that Congressional action on education may be more likely in this session. Here are some reasons.

Malala Day: Let Us Turn The Dream Into Reality

Vikas Pota | Posted 09.10.2013 | Impact
Vikas Pota

Malala reminds us of the injustice girls face, but more than anything else, her story speaks to me about the desire of children to learn and dream about better futures for themselves and their communities.

Reaching the Classroom Is Just the First Step

Jim Yong Kim | Posted 06.18.2013 | Impact
Jim Yong Kim

The world has seen great progress in getting children into school over the past decade. Yet 61 million children are still out of class -- that's 61 million too many.

Education for Every Child: A Post-2015 Priority

Dr. Jordan Naidoo | Posted 05.18.2013 | Impact
Dr. Jordan Naidoo

Inequalities have limited education opportunities for the most disadvantaged children. In some less developed countries, children in the poorest 20 percent of the population are three times less likely to be enrolled in primary school than the wealthiest 20 percent.

Let's Not Stop at the Promise of Only Primary Education for Malala

Shai Reshef | Posted 12.25.2012 | Impact
Shai Reshef

I propose that for the women who make it through all the challenges of primary education in countries where they are currently at a severe disadvantage, that we, as global citizens, work to apply the tuition-free and online model to their higher and secondary education.

ONE Launches Education For All Campaign

Causecast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Over 69 million children remain out of school, efforts must be increased by leaders around the world to ensure every child has the chance for an educa...

Why This Week's U.N. Summit Should Not Lose Sight of Universal Education

Dr. Paul Zeitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Paul Zeitz

U.S. funding for a Global Fund for Education would come exclusively from the U.S. foreign aid budget, and a small pittance of it, at that. Not one penny would be taken from our own children's schools.