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Can a Tech Start-Up Successfully Educate Children in the Developing World?  Bridge International Academies — a chain of inexpensive private schools — has ambitious plans to revolutionize education for poor children. But can its for-profit model work in some of the most impoverished places on Earth?

Thai students’ strong results boost hopes  Success factors are identified as cash-strapped teenagers excel in international academic test. RESILIENT STUDENTS, defined as financially poor but academically excellent, have provided a glimmer hope for Thailand’s future…Dr Dilaka Lathapipat, an economist at the World Bank, said Thailand should invest more in human resources and research. “During the past three to four decades, all countries that have become significantly richer have invested in these fields,” he said. Dilaka said leading countries in innovation and IT had up to 8,000 highly qualified people working in research and development per million of population. “But in Thailand, the current ratio is 1,000 per million,” Dilaka said.

Monastic schools complement Myanmar education system  When Ko Khun Aung Htut, was 12 years-old, he used to walk eight miles a day to school, a journey that took him six hours for the round trip…

Myanmar to Strengthen Rural Growth, Nutrition, Education, and Health Care, and Create More Jobs

World Bank and Salzburg Global LGBT Forum Call for Inclusion and Equality for Families and Their LGBTI Children

School Vouchers Get Two New Report Cards

The Critical Importance of Costs for Education Decisions

Finland: A miracle of education?

Early Grade Reading Barometer: Actionable Data for A More World

 

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