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What are the challenges for reopening schools in Ethiopia? Perspectives of school principals and teachers

This blog highlights some of the key messages from a recent phone survey carried out with school principals and teachers in Ethiopia. The researchers involved are Louise Yorke, Research Associate, and Pauline Rose, Director, at the REAL Centre, University of ... Read More
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DFID and FCO merge: Response to UKFIET letter to Ministers

The Prime Minister announced on June 16th that the Department for International Development (DFID) and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office will merge into a single Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) from 1st September 2020. Since DFID was created, UKFIET ... Read More
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Improving teaching quality in Rwanda during COVID-19: Emerging opportunities for learning and research

This blog was written by Laterite and the Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre at the University of Cambridge. Laterite and the REAL Centre are learning partners on the Mastercard Foundation's in Teaching initiative, responsible for generating evidence ... Read More
Blind girl in Senegal with books

Sightsavers programme staff: “How we’re reaching children with disabilities in lockdown”

This article was published on the Sightsavers website in July 2020. “The COVID-19 pandemic has led to closure of schools and disrupted learning in more than 190 countries. 70 per cent of the world’s student population are currently out of ... Read More
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How to reach children with disabilities during school closures

This blog was written by Guy Le Fanu, Global Technical Lead for Education at Sightsavers and was originally published on the Devex website on 28 July 2020. The world is experiencing one of the biggest disruptions in the history of ... Read More
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In times of crisis, education is often the first thing to go – if we don’t act now, it will happen again

This blog was written by Anja Nielsen, Senior Policy Adviser at UNICEF UK, the National Committee for UNICEF in the United Kingdom. As of 31August 2020, UNESCO estimates that more than 700 million learners remain affected by school closures due ... Read More
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International Common Assessment of Numeracy and COVID-19 Crisis

This article was written by Dr Rajarshi Singh, Director of Programs with the PAL Network. It was originally published on the Education Commission website on 5 August 2020, and then on the PAL Network website on 14 August 2020. ICAN ... Read More

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