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Monday 21st of August 2017
Many of Canada’s teachers are doing extraordinary things to support Indigenous Students. But too many are having to do it by themselves. Teachers across Canada have helped drive success among Indigenous Students, but their hard work is often...
Thursday 3rd of August 2017
  In a world increasingly driven by data, we often still don’t know whether or what children are learning. How can we make sure that the rise of technology drives improvement in national and global assessment? For the last fifteen...
Wednesday 26th of July 2017
  On 28 June, the world’s best teacher watched her name go up in lights in New York’s Times Square. Global Teacher Prize winner Maggie MacDonnell laughed and pointed as her name appeared in letters eight-feet high on the video tower...
Thursday 20th of July 2017
The Varkey Foundation’s Instructional Leadership Programme 20 July 2017 Over a quarter of a million Ugandan children now have access to a quality teacher, thanks to The Varkey Foundation’s Instructional Leadership Programme. The Varkey...
Wednesday 19th of July 2017
Twenty years ago, a supercomputer beat the world’s best chess player. We didn’t know it then, but it marked the dawn of a new age of innovation. The world of Kasparov and Deep Blue looked very different. In 1997, just 36% of US households had a...
Wednesday 19th of July 2017
18 July 2017 “Universities are the oldest type of institution in the western world, after the church… they have frequently been drivers for change, improving the existing status of science, human capital and quality of life, and being a strong...
Tuesday 4th of July 2017
Teachers have the power to transform the lives of their students and their wider communities, the world’s best teacher told the president of Chile on 21 June. Global Teacher Prize 2017 winner Maggie MacDonnell met with President Michelle Bachelet...
Wednesday 28th of June 2017
28 June 2017 The Varkey Foundation is delighted by its new association with the UN Department of Public Information (DPI). Our association with DPI, finalized on 23 June, is an unmissable new opportunity for our foundation to reach world...
Monday 22nd of May 2017
Education is key to combating climate change, one of the world’s best teachers told a UN-backed forum on 15 May. Marie-Christine Ghanbari Jahromi, a Global Teacher Prize 2017 top-10 finalist, had been addressing officials and experts at the Fifth...
Monday 10th of April 2017
Last month we had the honor of meeting Francis Jim Tuscano, nominated as one of the top 50 teachers for the Global Teacher Prize. He stood out immediately and sparked our curiousity when he announced that he was a values...

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