A young man in Guatemala who twice tried to cross the border illegally into the United States reflects on his renewed hope for his hometown, a transformation he underwent while volunteering to help local children learn to read in their native tongue.
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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 […]
A free electronic tool is now available to quickly and accurately measure the reading progress of young children in the developing world. An adaptation of USAID’s paper-based Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA), the new tool called eEGRA runs in Microsoft’s Excel spreadsheet software, available free on most computers. The new tool was demonstrated for international […]
This week in Pakistan, I joined Ambassador Cameron Munter, Senior Minister Pir Mazhar-Ul-Haq of the Government of Sindh Education and Literacy Department and local leaders in launching a National Reading Program. The program will help improve reading and math skills for nearly seven million children, mobilize communities to strengthen school management and support the development of three […]
International Education Week: Early Education Sets Young Nicaraguans on the Path the Academic Success
Identifying problems in early-grade reading is crucial for development in parts of the world where the stakes are high for kids that get behind the learning curve at a young age. Nicaragua is one country that has identified early-reading as a major area for improvement and made widespread efforts to address it. The ministry of […]