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Congo (Democratic Republic), Haiti, Mexico, Tanzania
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Education
Dot Products is a school supply company that funds education for students around the world. Every product we sell funds half a day of school for our students with our partner organizations in Congo, Tanzania, and Mexico.

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United States of America
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Education, Family
Since it was founded in 1995 by then-Governor Roy Romer and former Procter & Gamble Chairman Brad Butler, Bright by Three has reached an increasing number of families across the state each year — nearly 21,000 last year alone. But an average of 68,000 babies are born in the state ...See More each year, so we’ve got a lot more work to do to put these tools in every Colorado home where there’s a baby or toddler. Show Less

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The Republic of South Sudan
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Clean Water, Education
The Khor Wakow School Project wants to give all children in the Khor Wakow villages, regardless or age or gender, access to education. We recognize that children learn when their physical, spiritual, emotional, and social needs are met. KWSP will work with community elders, families, and the children ...See More themselves to identify ongoing needs in order to improve their lives and increase their hope and faith. Show Less

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United States of America
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Education
CWJC provides a nurturing community for adults seeking to changes their lives physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. They come seeking High School Equivalency, English Language, or Computer/Job skills classes. Through CWJC’s holistic approach of mentoring, bible study, and individualized services, they gain these skills as well as confidence. ...See More Show Less
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United States of America
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Children/Youth, Education, Family, Health
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Sierra Leone
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Education News

NPR 
No rest for the weary in our weekly roundup of national education news. Supreme Court rules on special education case. "I'm thrilled," said Amanda Morin, a parent and advocate with the web site Understood.org, after the Supreme Court ruled unanimously ... See more..
Fox News 
WASHINGTON – Middle-age white Americans with limited education are increasingly dying younger, on average, than other middle-age U.S. adults, a trend driven by their dwindling economic opportunities, research by two Princeton University economists ... See more..
Baltimore Sun 
Larry Hogan on Friday blasted an education reform bill that's moving through the General Assembly, calling it "misguided and horrible." Hogan said the bill — known as the "Protect Our Schools Act" — would thwart "an exciting opportunity to move ... See more..
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Jacobin magazine 
A campaign for fair contracts has drawn attention to how corporate education reform is seeping into the day-to-day operations of affluent schools. Brookline educators have turned the contract negotiation process into an argument against the increasing ... See more..
Tribune-Review 
Franklin Regional School District Superintendent Gennaro Piraino, on the right, addresses a panel of state legislators and education officials at O'Block Junior High School in Plum on Friday, March 24, 2017. The panel took testimony on the state's ... See more..
WFTV Orlando 
DeVos is visiting education success stories like Valencia's to listen and learn about such programs that offer job training for trades, as well as dual-enrollment for high school students so they can advance more quickly. "Valencia is clearly ... See more..
Claremore Daily Progress 
Rogers State University President Dr. Larry Rice addresses those in attendance during the Claremore Chamber of Commerce “State of Education” luncheon Thursday afternoon at the RSU Centennial Center. Rice, Superintendent of Claremore Public ... See more..
Watchdog.org 
At the meeting, representatives from the Florida Department of Education discussed current education accountability standards. Mary Jane Tappen, vice chancellor of K-12 education, laid out the high school graduation requirements, which include a ... See more..
Chicago Sun-Times 
But few in Chicago are affected as much as special education students, teachers say. These students get tested at grade level, rather than according to their ability, adding to the normal stress of testing. And many miss out on services they're ... See more..
Inside Higher Ed 
On Nov. 24, 2016, the great and the good of Colombian higher education made their way through Bogotá's noise, congestion and pollution, past the graffiti murals of exotic birds, serpents and mythological scenes, to a plush reception hosted by the U.S. ... See more..
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Overview

Improving access and quality of primary education is one of the mainstays of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.1 While the provision of primary education saw rapid improvement in the early 2000’s, progress has slowed down in recent years.2 One major issue that universally hinders further sustainable development in education is the high primary school dropout rate.3 Since massive improvements have been made in the provision and affordability of primary education, the pressing need for advancements in the secondary education sector has increased.4 The largest obstacles that the global community has to conquer are increasing the access and applicability of education, as well as developing the quality of teachers and curriculums.5 The World Bank has partnered with local and national governments to provide secondary education to students all around the world—regardless of poverty levels, gender, religious affiliation, and ethnicity.6


Gender parity is a serious concern in most countries around the world.7 Young girls are at a serious disadvantage when it comes to gaining access to educational opportunities, especially in severely poverty stricken countries where misogynistic cultural norms persist.8 Some of these cultural norms include families favoring male’s education over female’s when income is limited, deficient female sanitation facilities at school, and exploitative classroom environments.9  In 2011, nearly 31 million primary school aged girls and over 34 million secondary school aged girls did not enroll in school.10 Overall, countries located in Sub-Saharan Africa have highest gender gap in education.11 If more young girls were able to stay in school instead becoming ensnared in child marriages, the cycle of poverty could begin to decline.12 When adolescent girls continue their education it decreases their vulnerability to complications from early childbearing, decreases their exposure to HIV/AIDS, and builds skill sets that will serve them well later in life.13 Studies have shown  that if a young girl continues her secondary school education to completion it can translate to an increase of 25% in her wages later in life.14

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1 http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/mdgoverview.html
2 http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/mdgoverview/mdg_goals/mdg2/
3 Ibid
4http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/TOPICS/EXTEDUCATION/0,,contentMDK:20521328~menuPK:738179~pagePK:148956~piPK:216618~theSitePK:282386~isCURL:Y,00.html
5-6 Ibid
7 http://www.unicef.org/education/bege_70640.html
8-14 Ibid
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Education Subcauses

Quality and Access to Education
Education Other
Quality and Access to Education
The provision of education to children who are currently living in a war zone or in regions that are experiencing extreme armed conflict is a serious issue.1 Estimates show that around 50% of all children who are of school age but are not currently attending school live in conflict areas.2 When countries halt education opportunities for children during times of armed conflict, it can have the unintended consequence of creating a generation that is has had virtually no access to an education.3 By the end of 2012 and the beginning of 2013, nearly 15.4 million refugees have fled their home countries due to conflict and now have limited educational resources.4,5 Syria has a particularly high number of children who have dropped out of school due ...See More to conflict at 1.9 million.6 Another issue that affects education access across the world is the shortage of trained teachers who are able to provide a high quality of education and curricula to students.7 There are some very low-income countries that are not able to provide adequate data for the quality of education, but in 30 of the 91 countries with adequate data less than 75% of all primary school level teachers indicated that they had received training.8 The countries with the worst indicators regarding education quality are in sub-Saharan Africa.9 Many teachers in this region have not even completed secondary levels of education.10 Show Less