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The transformative power of early childhood development

Alice Albright | Posted 04.21.2016 | Education
Alice Albright

Photo credit: GPE/Alexandra Humme The evidence is vast: exposing children before the age of five to stimulating environments strengthens their languag...

Better Education Will Mean Better Health for Young Women and Girls

Julia Gillard | Posted 03.07.2016 | Impact
Julia Gillard

In parts of South America, the Zika virus is challenging public health systems and generating a new wave of uncertainty for us all. And yet it feels like just moments ago that we were in the grips of the Ebola epidemic, which caused such a huge disruption and tragic loss of life.

Julia Gillard: 'Speak out for education.'

Laura Dunn | Posted 09.24.2015 | Politics
Laura Dunn

Global Partnership for Education As the UN prepares to host the General Assembly and the Global Goals for Sustainable Development Summit, I talk to J...

Julia Gillard on leadership and women in public life

Laura Dunn | Posted 07.04.2016 | Politics
Laura Dunn

Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard received a warm welcome when she returned to her homeland of Wales earlier this week. Visiting the Na...

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.

Pearson: Inside the Belly of a Very Troubled Beast

Alan Singer | Posted 11.02.2014 | Education
Alan Singer

Pearson, the publishing mega-giant, is looking more and more like it is vulnerable and its time dominating education in the United States and around the world may be coming to an end.

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.

How Boko Haram Loses

Chernor Bah | Posted 08.15.2014 | Impact
Chernor Bah

Young people around the world are responding in a defiant manner: mobilizing for education in a way that has never before been seen and calling for world leaders to respond urgently to the global education crisis.

What Have You Achieved #BecauseOfSchool?

Julia Gillard | Posted 07.28.2014 | World
Julia Gillard

The more people share their stories, the more we can push global leaders towards taking action and making substantial financial pledges for education on June 26, 2014.

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.

Education for All Often Means Education for Some

Ed Gragert | Posted 07.06.2014 | Impact
Ed Gragert

With only 500 days before the end of the current Millennium Development Goals on December 31, 2015, the education goal to secure universal primary education remains distant.

The Global Attack On Schools... And How We Fight Back

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

It's outrage heaped upon outrage. As financial resources for education decline globally particularly in the poorest countries, the risks of not getting an education or attending a school that cannot be kept safe continue to escalate. So what should we do?

Access to Quality Education

Muhammad Yunus | Posted 11.26.2013 | Impact
Muhammad Yunus

The Global Citizen Festival will issue a clarion call to world leaders to continue funding the programs necessary to pull people out of extreme poverty including specifically the United Nations Millennium Development Goals to ensure that every child has access to universal primary education.