News and Updates
Most of us were happy to see the end of 2020. It was challenging for all of us, and very difficult for some. They say the darkest hour sometimes comes just before the dawn. It is our hope that 2021 can indeed be the beginning of a new dawn, of new hope for the world and the education of our children.read more
The Education Workforce Initiative (EWI), funded by UK Aid, partnered with Fab Inc. and Sierra Leone’s Teaching Service Commission (TSC) to support strengthening the education workforce. The research and analysis applied a systemic lens across the workforce lifecycle…read more
From Ontario (Canada) to Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), there are untold stories behind many of the recent most impactful and sustainable education reforms. These include middle-tier professionals –school advisors, supervisors, pedagogical coaches, and teacher mentors – who are…read more
Creating learning teams to #SaveOurFuture: The Girls’ Access to Education (GATE) program in Sierra Leone
The COVID-19 crisis has created extremely challenging circumstances for more than 63 million primary and secondary teachers globally due to massive and extended school closures and now reopenings. Teachers have been rapidly mobilizing and innovating to deliver distance learning…read more
Commission Chair Gordon Brown launches High Touch High Tech for All global consortium at Global Leaders Forum
UN Special Envoy for Global Education and Commission Chair Gordon Brown delivered the keynote address for the 8th annual Global Leaders Forum 2020, an in-person and virtual gathering of international leaders and innovators hosted by TV Choson on November 16-17 in Seoul, Korea that attracted more than 3000 participants.read more
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