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Wednesday 22nd of March 2017
    The success of the Varkey Foundation’s US $1M Global Teacher Prize, now celebrating its third year of success, has inspired National Teacher Prizes in over 20 nations. Colombia was the first country to start its own prize,...
Sunday 19th of March 2017
In one of the world’s most remote regions, surrounded by snow and ice, Maggie McDonnell is changing the lives of her students and transforming her community. The winner of the Global Teacher Prize Winner 2017 lives and works in Salluit, an Inuit...
Thursday 2nd of March 2017
Designed by Yanko Designs How many cars and buses are daily moving kids back and forth to concrete basecamps? How much of a parent’s focus and presence at work is interrupted by the movement of their children to and from school? Would you...
Tuesday 21st of February 2017
Research shows that girls are still more likely than boys to never be in a classroom. This means that despite the global efforts in the past few decades from governments and nonprofit organizations, we have been missing something in our approach to...
Monday 20th of February 2017
Consider this a personal invitation to you, the reader of these pages. It is an invitation to read a short document, so you can take action. We live in times of great possibilities to improve human well being on every corner of our planet. Our...
Friday 17th of February 2017
Satellite-powered broadband at schools in rural Africa is being opened up to local communities. There are 38 million children in Africa currently not in school, with 80% of those in rural areas. In total 25% of African children are illiterate,...
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Friday 10th of February 2017
YOUNG PEOPLE ACROSS THE WORLD SHARE LIBERAL VALUES, ARE PESSIMISTIC ABOUT FUTURE, BUT DIVIDED ON FREE SPEECH, ACCORDING TO NEW GLOBAL SURVEY Most up-to-date comprehensive global study of the attitudes and wellbeing of 15- to 21-year...
Wednesday 8th of February 2017
From Australia’s first female Prime Minister to a bestselling Indian yogi, once again the Global Education and Skills Forum is welcoming the diverse and insightful best from the world of public, private and social sectors. An initiative of the...
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Tuesday 7th of February 2017
This year’s Global Education and Skills Forum is just around the corner, and the programme is shaping up to be our best yet. Based around the theme of “How do we create ‘real’ global citizens?”, the Forum is challenging its delegates to consider...
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Tuesday 24th of January 2017
When GEMS Wellington Academy Silicon Oasis in Dubai implemented the first blended IB curriculum, they assumed that their greatest challenges would involve infrastructure and technology. Courses would be delivered by instructors from outside of the...

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