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As quake-prone Asia urbanises, shoddy construction raises disaster risk

More than half a million people killed, 1.4 million injured, and 80 percent of buildings damaged in Bangladesh’s three largest cities: That’s the …

Earthquakes

Without teacher guidance, all the tech in the world will be quite useless

<i>**The Edvocate is pleased to publish guest posts as way to fuel important conversations surrounding P-20 education in America. The opinions contained</i> …

Education

Fast Facts: Famine Threat Intensifies Across East Africa

20 million<p>Lives endangered by the threat of famine in East Africa. <br>Source: The New York Times<p>4<p>Famines that may break out in East Africa as a result …

Africa

an interactive documentary - Imagine a School - Unicef

Choose two challenges you faced in school and we'll introduce you to Syrian children in Lebanon who match your selections.

UNICEF

Horror Upon Horror: Gas Attacks Are Killing Syria's Children

The brutal Syrian war continues to target the youngest and most vulnerable.

Syria

Even Aleppo's underground schools are closed as 100,000 children miss education

#ThursdayThoughts: do ALL you can to keep Syria's children safe.<br>This is what they're living through, right now.https://t.co/q7CSSZ6OlO …

Anatomy of School Bullying

Hallways and stairwells are bullying hot spots, according to a new report from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). In the 2014–15 …

Education

Cyber Bullying: Helping the Bullied, Stopping the Bullies

<b>Introduction</b><p>Children and teens, who are just learning to navigate social relationships, often find themselves in social situations that are fraught …

Teens

Teach Like a Champion on Flipboard

By John Gustafson | John Gustafson created a magazine on Flipboard. “Teach Like a Champion on Flipboard” is available with thousands of other …

Teachers Without Borders

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Education

60 Stunning Photos Of Girls Going To School Around The Globe

Every child deserves an education.<p>Nelson Mandela once said: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”<p>And it’s true, education is one of the greatest resources the world has to offer. Unfortunately, young girls and women ― half of world's the population ― are …

Yemen at 'point of no return' as conflict leaves almost 7 million close to famine

Governments have been warned they face enduring shame should famine take hold in Yemen, where two-thirds of the population face severe food shortages<p>Aid agencies have warned that Yemen is “at the point of no return” after new figures released by the UN indicated 17 million people are facing severe …

Refugees

Online tool to track African women in STEM

Refugees in Europe: Then and Now

Seven decades after World War II, refugees fleeing conflict continue to seek safety beyond their homelands.<p>UNICEF’s humanitarian work began in the …

Refugees

Children in crisis

Nearly 50 million children at risk as conflict and disaster engulf 48 countries.<p>From Syria to Yemen and Iraq, from South Sudan to Nigeria, children …

Refugees

The long-distance learners of Aleppo

<b>Mariam Hammad, despite every adversity of war and hardship, is trying to be a student in Aleppo in the dark heart of Syria's civil war.</b><p>"My city has turned to ruins," she says.<p>Despite being in constant danger, forced out of her home twice by shelling and living without regular supplies of …

Syria

The environmental catastrophe in our backyard

SLAB CITY, California<p><b>Wounded sea creatures abound on the shore of the Salton Sea.</b> The head of a seagull, still bleeding. But what happened to the …

Where do refugees actually live?

BERLIN<p>Europe is still reeling from last year’s refugee crisis. Anti-immigration fervor contributed to Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s recent …

Refugees

10 Concrete Ways To Take Action Against The Muslim Ban

Do not allow yourself to become desensitized or fatigued.<p>The #MuslimBan is personal for me — as it should be for every soul on the face of planet earth. I will not respond with silence, indifference or hatred; I will respond with love, resistance and power. TEN CONCRETE ACTION ITEMS BELOW.<p>While I …

Suddenly, Muslims are America’s pariahs

Officers ‘just following orders’, confused children, fearful parents: with Trump’s vile ban, Islamophobia has finally burst its banks<p>Within minutes of Donald Trump signing his executive order banning the entry of nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries, the horror stories started coming …

Islamophobia

What the Trump Refugee Ban Means for an ISIS Survivor

On Saturday, I spent a damp, cold day at Khazir camp, about an hour outside of Erbil, which houses thousands of Iraqi civilians who have fled Islamic …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Chaos Breaks Out in the Wake of Trump's "Muslim Ban”

The impacts of President Donald Trump's sweeping order to temporarily block refugees from entering the United States and ban immigration from seven …

Immigration

#MuslimBan – Silence No Longer An Option

By Sajid Iqbal<p>Editor, The Revival<p>Let me spell out what a #MuslimBan is announcing to the world; if you still choose to remain silent on this, then …

Religion

Is this the world's most oversubscribed school?

<b>Is this the most oversubscribed school in the world?</b><p>The VidyaGyan Leadership Academy, a boarding school in India's Uttar Pradesh state, is offering an elite education for pupils drawn from the rural poor.<p>There are about 200 places on offer each year - but such is the appetite for families to get a …

Education

6 Paths to Better Leadership

Leadership in education is more important now than ever. Demands on instructional time are escalating, and accountability pressures are increasing. …

Leadership

The Education for All Act Stops Short Before Passing the US Senate

After a long and hard fought battle, the Education for All Act, or EFA, came up just short of becoming law after making remarkable and unprecedented …

Government

Schools reduced to rubble and ruins by conflict – in pictures

From Yemen to Syria, South Sudan to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, children are missing out on education as schools are destroyed by war

Africa