News and Research 50

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 … Continue reading News and Research 50

News and Research 49: Education: the Key To Reducing Poverty

World Bank: Education Is the Key to Reducing Poverty  Khmer Times, Interview with Ulrich Zachau, country director at the World Bank: Cambodia has continued to change. GDP has been growing impressively at an average of 7.6 percent and the poverty rate fell from 47.8 percent in 2007 to 13.5 percent in 2014. Cambodia has come a long … Continue reading News and Research 49: Education: the Key To Reducing Poverty

Why we should invest in getting more kids to read — and how to do it

By HARRY A. PATRINOS, JIMMY GRAHAM, SEAN KELLY Data shows that huge swaths of populations in developing countries are not learning to read. Scaling up early reading interventions will be a first step toward addressing these high illiteracy rates. (Photo: Liang Qiang / World Bank)BY HARRY A. PATRINOS ON MON, 06/12/2017 CO-AUTHORS: JIMMY GRAHAM, SEAN KELLY JIMMY … Continue reading Why we should invest in getting more kids to read — and how to do it

News and Research 46: Early Childhood Development

Status of Early Childhood Health and Development in Northern Lao PDR  A recent study provides an in-depth picture of the status of children’s health and development, of the social, demographic and economic contexts in which children in northern Lao PDR are growing up, and of how all these factors are having an impact on children’s … Continue reading News and Research 46: Early Childhood Development

News and Research 45: Happy and Smart Kids

Happy and Smart Kids: Three Lessons from the Netherlands  I just read The Happiest Kids in the World: Bringing up Children the Dutch Way by Doing Less by Rina Mae Acosta and Michele Hutchison. It turns out that by relaxing more you can raise happy, well-adjusted, bright children. It’s great parenting advice. Dutch children are globally ranked … Continue reading News and Research 45: Happy and Smart Kids

Happy and Smart Kids: 3 Lessons from the Netherlands

[From HuffPost] I just read The Happiest Kids in the World: Bringing up Children the Dutch Way by Doing Less by Rina Mae Acosta and Michele Hutchison. It turns out that by relaxing more you can raise happy, well-adjusted, bright children. It’s great parenting advice. Dutch children are globally ranked Number 1 in happiness. Also, … Continue reading Happy and Smart Kids: 3 Lessons from the Netherlands