A Timely Response on Learning during School Closures (News and Research 194)
World Bank invests in early childhood development in Tajikistan | The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors yesterday approved the grant-financed Early Childhood Development to Build Tajikistan’s Human Capital Project, which will support Tajikistan’s efforts to improve young children’s nutrition, health, and education outcomes. According to the World Bank, this project focuses on boosting the quality and availability of key services for children from birth to 6 years of age. The financing for the project comes from the International Development Association (US$70 million) and the Global Financing Facility Trust Fund (US$3 million)…
Uzbekistan: A timely response on learning during school closures | Like many countries, Uzbekistan had to shut down all schools to prevent the spread of the virus. The decision was taken on March 15, the same day the first COVID-19 case was reported in the country. Two days later, the Ministry of Public Education announced the government’s unprecedented plan to roll out remote learning for its 6.1 million school students during the lockdown… In Russian. News coverage: Facebook posts here and here. Uzbekistan24, the key TV channel in the country, shared feedback on blog along with interviews of local experts including Minister of Public Education Sherzod Shermatov. He thanked the Bank for the appreciation of his team’s work to launch the distance learning program for over 6 million school students. UzReport World, a local business channel (kind of local Bloomberg), reported on the blog in their news program. Статья, посвященная оценке Всемирного банка на онлайн образование в Узбекистане. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10tolVdgXbk
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Estonia Offers Webinar Series On Distance Learning For International Audience | Education Nation, an initiative launched by the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research to share information on Estonia’s high-performing education system internationally, is providing a series of free weekly webinars to support jurisdictions worldwide in the transition to distance learning. Estonia was a leader in digital solutions prior to the coronavirus pandemic, with nearly all government services accessible online and an existing focus on building technology skills among educators and students. The webinar series, which is in English, highlights how Estonia is leveraging these strengths during distance learning and includes a range of perspectives, including policymakers, educators, parents and students. Recent webinars have addressed organizing distance learning at the national level and providing distance learning for students with special educational needs. For more, see a recording of this week’s webinar here.