News and Updates
Leadership at every level – from school leaders to district offices to ministries of education – is a critical part of education systems, and never more so than in the current context of the global COVID-19 pandemic. The waves of school closures and reopenings around the world have clearly demonstrated how important good…read more
Dear World Leaders,
Can we talk for a second?
We know you’re busy right now, but we miss going to school.
We like playing all day, but for some of us, when we go back to school next year, we will have to repeat our class.
The COVID-19 crisis will be remembered for its overwhelming dimensions: the worst health and economic emergency in a century, a global reckoning of racial and social injustice, an escalating climate crisis, and the shuttering of schools and workplaces – all these emergencies compounding one another, and all in need of urgent attention.read more
An unprecedented global coalition of organizations called for urgent investment in education today to prevent a generational catastrophe. Launching a joint white paper at the Global Edu- cation Meeting hosted by UNESCO, the Save Our Future campaign – a movement of the biggest education…read more
Commission Director Liesbet Steer and Commissioner Ju-Ho Lee spoke with Chief Learning Officer at IE University Nick Van Dam about the #SaveOurFuture campaign, the need to rethink the education workforce, and the opportunity to harness technology to personalize learning during the enlightED Virtual Edition 2020 conference…read more
Over the past year, the Education Workforce Initiative (EWI) has collaborated with Ghana, Sierra Leone, and Vietnam to catalyze new thinking to address each country’s specific education workforce challenges and propose concrete options for reform drawing on the evidence and visions outlined in the Transforming the Education Workforce…read more
ICAN stands for the ‘International Common Assessment for Numeracy’ and is a large-scale multi-country citizen-led assessment. Put in simple terms, it also stands for the resilience – for the promise, that one could proudly say: “I Can.” ICAN was conducted in 13 countries, reached over 20,000 children …read more
During the COVID-19 crisis, lockdowns and other social-distancing rules have forced schools worldwide to shut their doors, locking out a peak of 1.6 billion children. Unless the international community acts now, the consequences for this generation – especially its poorest members – will be severe and long-lasting.read more
As the global community struggles to adapt to a new normal, the scale and scope of the pandemic’s impact is only beginning to emerge.read more
Commission Chair Gordon Brown’s keynote at the Education Disrupted, Education Reimagined WISE Summit
It’s a real pleasure to speak to the WISE conference – to thank the Salzburg Global Seminar and WISE, particularly Sheikha Moza for organizing this, and to say that I thought that the initial remarks that we had from Asmaa and from Stavros were inspirational…read more