Iraqi Refugees put Increasing Strain on Host Countries

2013 proved to be the bloodiest year in Iraq since 2008. In addition to devastation inside the country, the violence has also driven thousands of Iraqis to neighboring Jordan and …

Alex LeedomIraqi Refugees put Increasing Strain on Host Countries

UNESCO Still Struggling From Lack of Funding

UNESCO, the cultural agency most known for its promotion and protection of world heritage sites, has suspended American membership after the US has withheld funds from the agency for three …

Ashleigh BrownUNESCO Still Struggling From Lack of Funding

Vietnam: $96 Million to Train Students Abroad

The Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung recently approved a VND 2.070 trillion (US $96 million) plan that will send state officials and specially selected students to train abroad for …

Alice FormwaltVietnam: $96 Million to Train Students Abroad

Malaysia: Wheels in Motion for School Bus Insurance Policy

In two-parent working families, children must rely on school buses to bring them to and from school. With 16,663 registered school buses in Malaysia, school bus safety is a main …

Alice FormwaltMalaysia: Wheels in Motion for School Bus Insurance Policy

Australia: Giving a ‘Gonski’ For Public Education

A new budget analysis released by the Australian Education Union (AEU) shows that public schools risk receiving $390 million less in funding in 2014 if the federal and state governments …

Alice FormwaltAustralia: Giving a ‘Gonski’ For Public Education

Bulgarian President Emphasizes Need for Scientific Innovation

“Education and innovation are the recipe of Bulgaria’s future success.” This is the new mantra championed by Bulgaria’s President, Rosen Plevneliev, in a meeting with the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences …

Ashleigh BrownBulgarian President Emphasizes Need for Scientific Innovation

Philippines: ‘Early Learning for Life’ Program is Just the Beginning

The foundations of learning are built from the moment of birth. Could early childhood education be a key ingredient for closing the gaps that threaten global educational growth? UNICEF, alongside …

Alice FormwaltPhilippines: ‘Early Learning for Life’ Program is Just the Beginning

Papua New Guinea: Teacher’s Union Doubts Free Education Program

In Papua New Guinea, tuition fees hold many parents back from providing for their children’s education. As a result, nearly a quarter of school-aged children receive no formal education. Addressing …

Alice FormwaltPapua New Guinea: Teacher’s Union Doubts Free Education Program