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Online Learning Backstops Education’s Virus Backslide

A woman works on her notebook, February 3, 2019 Cologne, Germany (Photo by Marco Verch) Creative Commons license via Flickr

School closures to control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic have left roughly 60 percent of the world’s children without an education. In fact, global human development could backslide this year for the first time since the concept was introduced in 1990, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is warning in a new report.

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Home Schooling Is the New Normal

High school student Gabriella Swan has everything she needs to study at home. Toronto, Ontario, Canada, April 8, 2020 (Photo by Michael Swan) Creative Commons license via Flickr

“I wish I could make it easier for everyone, I wish I could eliminate the frustration everyone feels,” Oregon Governor Kate Brown said on Wednesday as she announced that all schools in her state will be closed for the rest of the year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Maximpact Offers Language Help for Refugees

SyrianGirlsLearning

“I want to help” is “Ana bady asa’ed” in Arabic, the language of much of Syria. This simple translation illustrates the steep learning curve Syrian refugees face trying to re-start their lives in an English-speaking country…

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“Together for Youth, With Youth”

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To ensure a sustainable future, the European Union and the African Union are solidifying their decade-old financial and structural cooperation in order to support young people and women.

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Transforming Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa

Following a meeting with G20 finance ministers and central bank governors on Sunday in Baden Baden, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim announced a record US$57 billion in financing for Sub-Saharan African countries over the next three years.

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Honors to Women and Girls Who Feed the World

AbedClintonGlobalInitiative

Sir Fazle Hasan Abed of Bangladesh, founder and chair of BRAC, one of the world’s largest and most effective anti-poverty organizations, was honored as 2015 World Food Prize Laureate earlier this month. He built the success of BRAC on empowering women and girls.

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What’s Keeping Impact Investors Away from Education?

Classroom 302

There’s a growing global demand for education and a huge potential market that could be catalyzed by an influx of impact capital. Yet impact investors have hardly entered the education arena. Why is this? And what can be done to improve impact’s performance in delivering urgently needed education to an eager world?

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Impact Investing in Education infographic

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Education infographic: Impact investors are in prime position to put capital behind solutions to the global education crisis. There is also enormous potential for innovation, both in terms of finance models and in terms of education delivery methods.

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