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 20 September 2022
Nº 503

Latest news, research, and reports, on key markers of the Education 2030 Agenda, with a special focus on curriculum and related matters.

Published bi-weekly.

Education in times of crisis


Transforming Education Summit: Halt the crisis, or risk failing an entire generation

International. UN, 16 September

Back to school after the COVID-19 pandemic: Why not 'back to the future'?

International. UNSDG, 15 September

Towards Transforming Education Summit: Is acceleration the right approach?

International. IISD, 7 September

Transforming education

International. Project Syndicate, 8 September

Force for Good reveals funding gap for sustainable development has widened to US$135 trillion ahead of 2022 UN General Assembly debates

International. Yahoo, 8 September

Transform education, and avoid a global learning crisis

International. UN, 15 September

Overview of the current state of education and science in Ukraine in terms of Russian aggression

Ukraine. Relief Web, 6 September

Pandemic learning loss is a national crisis

USA. Washington Post, 14 September

Save the Children’s “Learning for All, At All Times” Forum brings multidisciplinary stakeholders together to build bright futures for Filipino children through education

Philippines. Relief Web, 9 September

How accelerated learning can get students back on track post COVID-19

International. DevEx, 7 September

Learning loss in Latin America & the Caribbean: Building better education systems after COVID-19 (On-demand recording)

Latin America and Caribbean. House Foreign Affairs Committee, 15 September

Future of education at risk for millions of students in south Pakistan after floods

Pakistan. Arab News, 4 September

USAID announces $1.5 M to respond to the impact of the drought on Somali children's education

Somalia. Horn Observer, 12 September

Statement on the International Day to Protect Education from Attack - 2022

Europe. European Commission, 9 September

Nigeria has more children out of school than any other country. Why?

Nigeria. World Education Blog, 2 September

Coming together to reimagine education in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzogovina. UNSDG, 16 September

UN Children and Armed Conflict Office, UNESCO sign agreement to strengthen cooperation on education for children living in conflict areas

International. Relief Web, 9 September

Reports and publications

From learning recovery to education transformation

International. UNICEF, UNESCO, World Bank, September 2022

“It was really hard to protect myself”: Impact of the armed conflict in Syria on children with disabilities

Syria. Human Rights Watch, 8 September

Curriculum, learning, and assessment


Want to boost academic success? A sense of purpose and gratitude makes a significant difference

International. World Economic Forum, 14 September

More students are dropping out of college in the US – here’s why

USA. World Economic Forum, 6 September

A new curriculum brings cheers and challenges to Bangladesh’s education

Bangladesh. BD News24, 15 September

School-age illiteracy in Qatar plummets to zero

Qatar. Gulf Times, 10 September

Reports and publications

The science of reading movement: The never-ending debate and the need for a different approach to reading instruction

USA. NEPC, 13 September

Disputes around assessments in early childhood education in Brazil

Brazil. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2022

Inclusive, equitable, and quality education


Lack of access to education keeps 98 million children in sub-Saharan Africa out of schools

Africa. Down to Earth, 5 September

Students with disabilities fare better when integrated into gen-ed classrooms

USA. The Hill, 16 September

Mobile educational facilities driving inclusive education in Africa

Africa. All Africa, 14 September

UN panel urges Japan to end segregated education of disabled kids

Japan. Mainichi, 10 September

Exclusion of students with complex needs on the rise in schools, report finds

Canada. CBC, 6 September

New resources introduced to better support students with disability

Australia. The Educator, 12 September

Kano releases N1 billion for girls’ education related projects – Official

Nigeria. Sun News, 4 September

Girls, intellectually disabled pupils most vulnerable in Karamoja

Uganda. Monitor, 4 September

Comparative review of special education services in Pakistan and India

Pakistan, India. Journal of Positive School Psychology, 2022

Reports and publications

Getting ahead in the online university: Disclosure experiences of students with apparent and hidden disabilities

Spain. Science Direct, 2022

How we can make academia more disability inclusive

United Kingdom. Nature Human Behaviour, 15 September

UNHCR Education Report 2022 - All Inclusive The Campaign for Refugee Education

International. UNHCR, September 2022

Events and webinars

Beyond language boundaries: Equity, diversity, and inclusion: Bringing everyone forward (On-demand video)

International. UN, 9 September

Early childhood care and education (ECCE)


The US has no early childhood infrastructure. Libraries are picking up the slack

USA. Bloomberg, 12 September

Why the world needs to spend much more on early childhood education

International. Theirworld, 15 September

Stakeholders stress need for childhood education system revamp

Nigeria. Punch, 8 September

Reports and publications

Play and learning in early childhood education: Tensions and challenges

International. Child Studies, 2022

Quality early childhood education for all children?

International. European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2022

How has COVID-19 impacted infants and toddlers’ social development?

USA. First Five Years Fund, 9 September

Future of education, learning, and work


More accurate than test scores: Scientists discover a new way To measure learning

USA. SciTechDaily, 4 September 

The next decade of education transformation: 5 reports to spur debate and discussion

International. Brookings Institution, 15 September

Financing education, imperative for 'peaceful, prosperous, stable societies’ – UN chief

International. UN, 17 September

Reports and publications

Shared priorities to transform education systems: Mapping recovery and transformation agendas

International. Brookings Institution, 15 September

Socioeconomic and genomic roots of verbal ability from current evidence

USA. npj Science of Learning, 2022

Education for sustainable development


How do structural vulnerabilities impede progress towards achieving SDG 4 (Quality Education) in Small Islands Developing States

SIDS. UNSDG, September 2022

HE has role in unlocking green growth on the continent

Africa. University World News, 15 September

Transforming education is not cheap – says President Bio as he unveils new National Education Sector Plan

Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone Telegraph, 12 September

How can the DfE’s new Sustainability and Climate Change Strategy be developed further?

United Kingdom. FE News, 13 September

How information tech can address challenges in climate change and education

International. World Economic Forum, 12 September

Our climate is changing. So should our higher education

International. University World News, 16 September

UNESCO, UNICEF and ECLAC warn that at the current rate, Latin America and the Caribbean will not achieve the education goals set by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Latin America and Caribbean. United Nations, 8 September

SDG 4: Quality education and its significance in the developing world

International. ORF, 8 September

SDGs & me: Quality education

EU, Eurostat, 9 September

Afghanistan’s lessons for the Sustainable Development Goals: Interview with Naheed Sarabi

Afghanistan. Brookings Institution, 9 September

Pursuing sustainability at the research-policy interface

International. University World News, 10 September

Reports and publications

Education in Latin America at a crossroads

Latin America. UNESCO, 8 September

UNESCO IBE publications and events

Reports and publications

Meaningful higher education in Kakuma refugee camp: A case study of why context and contextualization matter

Paul O’Keeffe & Thibault Lovey
Kenya. Prospects, 7 September

On competencies in education


Renato Opertti
International. UNESCO-IBE, 2022

News articles

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