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Citizens Opting Into Testing Find Students Are Not Learning, Now They Need Answers

by |April 14th, 2016

Dr. Radhika Iyengar, Director of Education at the Center for Sustainable Development, discusses the importance of assessing learning outcomes with the International Education News Network (IENN). Watch the full video here: http://internationaleducationnews.com/citizens-opting-into-testing-find-students-are-not-learning-now-need-answers/

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CSD’s Connect to Learn initiative is featured in Glamour Magazine

by |March 22nd, 2016

Glamour Magazine’s Maggie Mertens visited Myanmar in January to learn more about how Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is improving the quality of education for thousands of students in Mon and Bago districts. Connect to Learn, a joint initiative of the Center for Sustainable Development / Earth Institute, Ericsson, and Millennium Promise, aims to ensure all children have… read more

Medak District, Telangana State in India is trying something new and here is why we need to pay attention to it…

by |March 15th, 2016

As featured in the Huffington Post | 14 March 2016 Ronald Rose, an enterprising District Collector of Medak District of India’s Telangana state has his heart towards health and education sector reforms. Under the leadership of Dr. Nirupam Bajpai of the Columbia Global Center, Mumbai, a team of learning experts from Columbia University New York will… read more

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Bringing Local Language Literacy to Mayange, Rwanda

by |October 1st, 2015

  By: Aimee Vachon, MVP summer intern 2015 Beginning in July 2015, a new twist on an age-old approach to teaching literacy was introduced through a pilot program at four schools in the Mayange, Rwanda community. Initially piloted in 2014 at the MVP site in Mwandama, Malawi, the program focuses on the classic approach of… read more

Sustainable ICT in Action: Lessons Learned at Potou Elementary School, Senegal

by |September 9th, 2015

By Jim Teicher, CEO & Director, Cybersmart Africa According to a 2014 UNESCO study of 46 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, in more than half the countries, 80 percent of primary schools have no access to electricity. Millions of children are denied the technology-enabled learning they deserve in our globalized world. In partnership with The Earth… read more

Presenting at American Educational Research Association, April 2015

by |April 13th, 2015

Radhika Iyengar, Director of Education, will be participating in a symposium entitled, “What’s new? Challenges and possibilities for educational innovation around the world”, at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association in Chicago, April 16-20, 2015.  She will be presenting, Real-time Data for Real-time Use: Case Studies from Ghana and Mali. This paper… read more

The Grassroots Rise of a New Learning Technology

by |January 20th, 2015

Lessons Learned From the Field in Potou, Senegal By Jim Teicher, CEO & Director, CyberSmart Africa CyberSmart Africa, a digital learning social enterprise, has been working with The Earth Institute and teachers and students in Potou, Senegal since 2011 to actively test and refine a whole-classroom learning technology solution that has the potential to achieve massive… read more

Pioneering Innovation in the Education of B.Ed. Students in Madhya Pradesh, India: Preparation for the rolling out of a Blended course in 2015

by |December 22nd, 2014

Authors: Jubilee Padmanabhan, Kayhan Sanyal, Kamiya Kumar, Shreyanka Rao, Angelique Mahal, Radhika Iyengar Jubilee Padmanabhan is Head of Education Department, Hindupat Institute of Teacher Training. Kayhan Sanyal is Senior Program Manager at Avanti Fellows, specializing in instructional design using ICT. Kamiya Kumar is a current Master’s of Education degree (M.Ed) student in the Curriculum and… read more

EFA Global Monitoring Report – Consultation for the 2016 Report

by |December 8th, 2014

Dear Colleagues, Starting in 2016, a new series of reports will monitor the state of education in the framework of the anticipated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be finalized by the UN in September 2015. The first report in this series, the 2016 Report, will focus on ‘Education, sustainability and the post-2015 development agenda’, as… read more

Learning Assessments Occurring at Millennium Village Pampaida, Nigeria

by |December 2nd, 2014

By: Adamu Bulama and Angelique Mahal Adamu Bulama is the Millennium Village Education Coordinator at MV Pampaida, Kaduna State, Nigeria Based on the UWEZO (www.uwezo.net) learning assessment model and framework, MV Pampaida began in May 2014 the process of developing, reviewing, and conducting literacy (in Hausa and English) and numeracy learning assessments for primary grades… read more