Monthly Archives: March 2010

Europe’s highest court backs Roma in segregation case

The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights, Europe’s highest court, ruled today in a case involving 14 children in Croatia that the segregation of Roma children into separate classes based on language is unlawful discrimination, violating the … Continue reading

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Obama aims to fix “No Child Left Behind”

This week President Barack Obama will send to Congress his long-awaited proposals for overhauling the No Child Left Behind law, which was introduced under the Bush administration. While there are elements of continuity with the current law, the new framework … Continue reading

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Global “push” is needed to meet Millennium Development Goals, aid officials say

At Agenda 2010 in London on Thursday, a conference hosted by Britain’s Department for International Development, development officials said world leaders must accelerate efforts to meet the Millennium Development Goals by 2015 and rich countries must make good on promises … Continue reading

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Education charities are chosen for Obama’s Nobel cash

Education charities dominate the list of organisations that President Barack Obama has chosen to send his Nobel Peace Prize, The New York Times reports – including the Central Asia Institute, run by Greg Mortenson (right), author of the bestseller Three … Continue reading

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Britain underlines support for education as “the best route out of poverty”

DFID, the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development, has released its new education strategy for 2010-2015, which is closely aligned with the Education for All goals: “In the last decade the number of children out of school has dropped from … Continue reading

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Education summit during World Cup will aim to close funding gap

The campaign to ensure that universal education  is a lasting impact of the 2010  World Cup received a huge boost when President Jacob Zuma of South Africa and Prime Minister Gordon Brown of Britain announced after meeting in London that … Continue reading

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“Girls’ education may be the single most cost-effective kind of aid work”

What’s the best way to help women around the world? To mark the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, the New York Times columnist Nick Kristof outlines his “Three Proven Steps to Advance the World’s Women,” and top of the … Continue reading

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