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A Year in Review: Ensuring quality data across the PAL Network

The citizen-led assessment model was born in India in 2005 when India’s largest NGO – Pratham, designed an innovative new approach to assess the basic reading and numeracy competencies of all children, regardless of their schooling status.

Through Bharti’s eyes: learning to fly

Meet Bharti. Bharti is 11 years old and she loves to play with her friends. Her best friends are Neha and Pratima. Bharti and her friends are in Grade 5. They go to school in a village in the Kuldabad region of Maharashtra, India.

Punishing teachers is often counter-productive

One of the key messages of the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report 2017/8, Accountability in education: Meeting our commitments is that punishing teachers can often be counter-productive.

Governments need to ensure rules are followed in education

No matter your job, you need standards to ensure that you are working to meet your objectives. Unfortunately, where education and schools are concerned, these standards sometimes do not exist.

Two years down, 13 to go – Checking in on our progress towards the SDGs

September 25th 2017, marks two years since the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted. This momentous anniversary is an occasion for us all to make sure the SDGs remain high on the global agenda. It’s also a chance to join the UN SDG campaign in their Global Day of Action, which appeals to civil society, volunteers and citizens (#Act4SDGs).

Setting New Targets for Success

If the global community is serious about keeping its promise to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG4) by 2030, there is one major intervention that needs to happen: Investing in pre-primary education.

How can technology be used to improve learning?

In a world increasingly driven by data, we often still don’t know whether or what children are learning. How can we make sure that the rise of technology drives improvement in national and global assessment?

Third GAML Meeting

The third meeting of the Global Alliance to Monitor Learning (GAML), hosted in May by the Instituto Nacional para la Evaluación de la Educación (INEE) in Mexico, was attended by 58 experts from 28 organizations, research institutions, multilateral agencies and Member States.

Are Children Learning in Mozambique? Part II

It didn’t take long to locate our first sampled household. As the scorching morning sun rose higher in the sky, Nathepo’s village elder – Sr. Vahocha – led us away from the empty school building, down one of many sandy pathways towards the scattered collection of mud brick houses with neatly thatched roofs of dried grass.

PAL Network participates in the Education Equity Initiative’s new Task Team on Disability

Launched in March 2016, the Education Equity Research Initiative aims to inform policy and programming on effective ways of strengthening equity in and through education systems.