June 17, 2011 – Education in the Islamic World
On Friday, June 17, 2011, the Basic Education Coalition held a congressional briefing to address the challenges of improving basic education in the Islamic world. The briefing highlighted programs targeted at increasing quality education in government schools and partnering with madrasas to ensure children receive the life skills needed to build a strong economy and stable society. Sponsored by Senator Dianne Feinstein, the briefing took place from 10-11:15 am in Rm. G11 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.
- Dr. Rebecca Winthrop, Center for Universal Education, Brookings Institution
- Joel Schlesinger, Creative Associates International
- Jennifer Ho, Education Development Center
- Dr. Sylvia Linan-Thompson, RTI International