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In Congo, Helping Children Catch Up in the Classroom

Leontina and Ester during their first week of school in more than four years. Until recently the girls were among an estimated 7.6 million Congolese children who do not attend school. They are now making up for lost time in an accelerated learning program run by the International Rescue Committee. Photo credit: Sinziana Demian, IRC

International Rescue Committee and USAID are helping 1,100 boys and girls in Congo catch up on their studies at the primary level and work toward admissions to secondary school. Read more >>

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Increasing Access to Education in Northern Nigeria

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Through its Northern Education Initiative, USAID is working in Nigeria to strengthen state and local governments’ capacity to deliver basic education service. Read more >>

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1,000 Days to Reach the Millennium Development Goals

These schoolchildren in Aqaba, Jordan, are beneficiaries of the Jordan Schools Program and Education Reform Support Program, both funded by USAID to support the Jordanian Ministry of Education’s reform efforts in improving the quality of education in the country. Photo credit: Jill Meeks, Creative Associates International

What USAID is doing to ensure that by 2015 children everywhere will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling. Read more >>

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Recording in Progress: Audio Boosts Volume of Education Materials in Rwanda

Billy Niyingabiye, age 11, records a math lesson for primary grades classrooms in Rwanda. Photo credit: William Hirtle, EDC

This year, 90 primary schools in Rwanda will receive first- and second-grade materials for English, Kinyarwanda and math. Read more >>

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Digitizing Education

Students play a mobile game in Kenya. Photo credit: Ed Owles, Worldview

In celebration of Women’s History month, USAID interviews Catherine Oliver Smith, COO and Co-Founder of Urban Planet Mobile, aimed to develop and distribute digital education worldwide. Read more >>

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Photos of the Week: International Mother Language Day

Mali Teacher Mother Language Day

USAID celebrates the 14th anniversary of International Mother Language Day on February 21, 2013. Read more >>

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FrontLines Feature: How to Get All Children Reading

USAID, World Vision, AusAID, and the U.S. Department of Education are leading the charge in finding early grade reading solutions. Photo Credit: Derek Brown.

Since literacy has been shown to lead to better health, higher incomes and more vibrant democracies, USAID and partners are seeking new solutions to an age-old problem. Read more >>

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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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