UNICEF report: addressing the learning crisis – an urgent need to better finance education for the poorest children

UNICEF has released new data showing major discrepancies in the way public education funding is distributed, with education for children from the richest 20 percent of households allocated nearly double the amount of education funding than children from the poorest 20 percent of households.  The data also shows that nearly one in three adolescent girls from the poorest households around the world has never been to school. [continue reading…]


MLK: The Purpose of Education

“The function of education… is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. But education which stops with efficiency may prove the greatest menace to society. The most dangerous criminal may be the man gifted with reason, but with no morals.” -Martin Luther King, Jr. [continue reading…]


Better Together: The rapprochement between Peace Education and Social Emotional Learning should be supported wherever possible

At their core, both PeaceEd and SEL seek to address social problems by inviting people to identify their shared values, expand their knowledge and develop the skills they need to create a peaceful future. SEL emphasizes change on personal and interpersonal levels, while PeaceEd often focuses on social, political, and systemic issues. [continue reading…]