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Friday 23rd of February 2018
Creating a movement of leaders working to end education inequity in Uganda  Teach For Uganda (TFU) is a nation-wide movement of young leaders dedicated to ending educational inequity in Uganda by 2045. TFU recruits, selects and trains...
Tuesday 13th of February 2018
The top 10 finalists for the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize 2018 are announced today at globalteacherprize.org. Now in its fourth year, the US$1 million award is the largest prize of its kind.  Bill Gates announces top ten...
Monday 22nd of January 2018
Sunny Varkey, Founder of the Varkey Foundation, said: "My message to the class of 2030  is that, even though it is only twelve years away, it is impossible to fully predict the future skills you'll need.  Fewer than half of young...
Wednesday 13th of December 2017
  The 50 shortlisted teachers from across the world in the running for the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize 2018 are announced today at www.globalteacherprize.org   Now in its fourth year, the US $1 million award is the...
Thursday 7th of December 2017
International cricket legend Brian Lara believes in the power of sports education to build teamwork and resilience on the field and in the classroom. He generously donated US $10,000 to The Varkey Foundation as prize money for the best sports...
Tuesday 5th of December 2017
A good education should be a stepping stone to a better life. But many children from the UK’s most disadvantaged areas will never have the chance of attending a high-performing school, or learning from a high-quality teacher, according to a new...
Wednesday 8th of November 2017
Not just good policy, but actually delivering on it.   Governments have a major role to play in delivering change in education, but too often they struggle to turn good policies into real action. This is particularly the case in low and...
Friday 27th of October 2017
Hundreds of millions of children are out of school or unable to read, according to UNESCO. It’s time for the international community to take its Sustainable Development Goal on education seriously.   The world is looks set to fall well...
Monday 18th of September 2017
A growing number of teachers are leaving UK state schools. New research by the National Audit Office (NAO), published on 12 September, has found that an increasing number of teachers are leaving state-funded schools in England before they retire...
Tuesday 5th of September 2017
Putting good teachers in front of the students who need them the most. Ghana’s education system is facing extraordinary challenges. Official data shows that many of the country’s school children can’t can read, write or do basic maths. While...

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