Girls' Secondary Education in Developing Countries

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Call for Proposals to Strengthen Secondary Education

The Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education issued its fourth call for proposals seeking innovative solutions to address critical issues that impair secondary education learning in marginalized populations. Read More
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Informing Global Education Strategies

A report by the Brookings Institution draws on wide-ranging research on scaling and learning, including 14 in-depth case studies from around the globe, to share how low- and middle-income countries are providing quality education. Read More
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Improving International Learning Outcomes

A learning portal launched by UNESCO’s International Institute for Educational Planning provides an interactive platform designed to help decision-makers worldwide plan for quality education and improved learning outcomes. Read More
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Identifying Evidence Gaps in Secondary Education

Research by 3ie, supported by MacArthur in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, identifies evidence gaps in the application of transferable skills programs in low- and middle-income countries. Read More
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Community, Family Support Critical in Girls’ Education

This report finds that poor academic performance is linked to teacher absenteeism, requirements that girls work in the home, and low aspirations and expectations for girls’ education among the girls and their families. Read More
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The Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education Funds New Projects

A partnership of private donors and foundations working to improve education today announced $10.3 million in grants that will increase the participation, quality and relevance of secondary education in developing countries. Read More
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Assessing Reasons for School Dropout in Uganda

A report by the International Center for Research on Women examines the factors that contribute to girls ages 14-18 dropping out of school in West Nile, Uganda. Read More
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Supporting Use of Evidence in International Education

A new portal provides a dynamic online resource for education policymakers, practitioners, NGOs, and researchers to access evidence and information for improving primary and secondary education internationally. Read More
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Assessing Foundational Education in Nigeria

The Education Partnership Centre, a MacArthur grantee, has launched LEARNigeria, a citizen-led survey that will generate data on the foundational literacy and numeracy skills of Nigerian children. Read More
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A Dearth of Women Teachers in Rajasthan

A MacArthur-supported study from the Education Research Unit shows there is a paucity of women math and science teachers in Rajasthan, India. Read More
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Initiative to Focus on Girls’ Secondary Education

More than 30 groups have joined the project, called Collaborative for Harnessing Ambition & Resources for Girls Education, or CHARGE, which is expected to aid about 14 million girls in the next five years. Read More
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STIR Education: Building a Movement of Teacher Changemakers

This video provides an overview of STIR’s approach, which seeks to empower teachers to reimagine their role in leading change. Read More
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Robert Gallucci and Reeta Roy on Philanthropic Partnership to Improve Secondary Education in Developing Countries

MacArthur president Robert Gallucci joined MasterCard Foundation president Reeta Roy for a discussion at the Global Philanthropy Forum about philanthropic collaboration for learning and impact to improve secondary education in developing countries. Read More
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More Than $28 Million in Funding Announced to Spur Fresh Thinking for Secondary Education in Developing Countries

A partnership of philanthropic organizations announced today $15,788,327 in grants and a commitment of an additional $13 million in the next year for innovative projects that will increase the participation, quality, and relevance of ... Read More
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Strengthening Secondary Education in Africa and India

Take a look at the work by the Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education as it supports efforts to increase education access and improve learning outcomes for marginalized populations in developing countries. Read More

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