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Liberia: “When We Learn to Read, We Can Read to Learn!”

Student and teacher in Liberia. Photo credit: GPE

USAID’s Education team in Liberia joins in Liberia’s first national reading campaign. Read more >>

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South Sudan Educators Acquire Skills to Teach the New Nation

Gaga Simon shows his fellow teachers at Ligi Primary School how to make a lesson plan. Photo credit: Poni Allen

September 8 was International Literacy Day. Read a story of how USAID is advancing education in South Sudan. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: Reading in Peru

According to experts, in the first grade children must learn how to read and understand what they read. In the second  grade, they must improve their fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. With more fluency there is greater chance for children to understand what they have read. That’s why in countries that are are more advanced in education, there are set reading standards for children. In Latin America, children […]

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Sparking the Love of Reading in Central Asia

When my daughter was younger, each night as I put her to bed, I read her a story. Some of our favorites included Make Way for Ducklings, Ping, and Ferdinand the Bull. Now that she is older and reading on her own, her appetite for books has become voracious.  Evenings find our family’s noses buried in books strewn […]

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Ask the Expert: Literacy in Latin America

We interviewed Karen Towers from our Latin America and Caribbean Bureau to discuss the state of education in the region. 1)     It seems that Latin America and the Caribbean is doing better in education – is that true? Yes and no. While it is true that access has increased, education quality is still a serious […]

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Infographic: The Impact of Literacy

Ever think about the impact literacy can have on the developing world? Check out this great infographic that spells out the impact of literacy on future generations. Read about the effect of education on health, economic growth, and stability. Don’t miss International Literacy Day which we will livestream on Friday, September 7th at 9:15 am EST.

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Putting Pupils on the Path to Education

On September 1st, I participated in the opening ceremony of the new school year in Kalys-Ordo School # 86, located in a new settlement close to Bishkek in the Kyrgyz Republic. USAID has supported early learning activities in this community, to help more than 1,350 school-aged children participate in a 100-hour state-operated training course. The […]

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NASA Congratulates USAID on Education Strategy with Video from Space for International Literacy Day

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A New School Year

The start of September is always a time that we once again turn our thoughts to education.  Our children get ready for school, are excited at the prospect of seeing their friends, meeting their new teacher, and learning new skills. For others it is a time to return to university and continue their education, be […]

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The Reading Crisis among the World’s Poorest Schoolchildren

Crossposted from The Brookings Institution. Written by: David Barth, Director of the Office of Education for the United States Agency for International Development, and Rebecca Winthrop, Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Universal Education, The Brookings Institution Editor’s note: On September 8, the Brookings Institution and International Reading Association co-sponsored an event entitled, “Early Reading: […]

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