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Universal Primary Education

The Education Drive for the Girl Child in Nigeria

Vanessa Thevathasan | Posted 11.20.2014 | Impact
Vanessa Thevathasan

November marks seven months after the abduction of 276 schoolgirls by Boko Haram in Chibok, Nigeria. Despite the widely received global #BringBackOurGirls Twitter campaign, the girls remain under the control of the extremist group.

Smarter Girls Make for Smarter Futures

Vivian Glyck | Posted 09.13.2011 | Impact
Vivian Glyck

It doesn't take long to see that there are few better ways to change the course of the world than to get girls into school and to keep them there. Fur...

Why a School Is More Than Just a Building

Vivian Glyck | Posted 09.05.2011 | Impact
Vivian Glyck

Nearly a million kids showed up for "free" school and the government could not afford the giant cost to make sure the schools were running effectively.

Global Education Goal Falling Short: 67 Million Kids Not In School, UN Reports

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

UNITED NATIONS — With the 2015 U.N. target for ensuring universal primary education fast approaching, the U.N. education agency warned Tuesday t...

Education: A Possible Dream

Irina Bokova | Posted 04.17.2013 | Impact
Irina Bokova

Universal Primary Education is set as a United Nations Millennium Development Goal, to be achieved by 2015. A great deal of progress has certainly been made, but at 18 months from the target date, we are not on track to meet these goals.