Govt Relations Update
USAID has released a draft whole-of-government strategy on international basic education and will be accepting feedback on the draft strategy from July 17th to July 22nd. The BEC Board of Directors will meet with USAID Senior Coordinator for Basic Education Julie Cram on Thursday, July 19th to provide in-person feedback and analysis on the draft strategy. If your organization has additional feedback to share with USAID, please feel free to submit written comments to Kirby (email@example.com) or Beth (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 3:00 PM on Wednesday, July 18th.
International Education News
On July 17, 2018 USAID released a draft U.S. Strategy on International Basic Education for public comment, as required by the Reinforcing Education Accountability in Development (READ) Act. The READ Act stipulates that USAID must produce a whole-of-government international basic education strategy by September 8th, 2018. The draft strategy was open for public comment from July 17th through July 22nd, 2018.
This How-To Note offers recommendations, country examples, and other resources that support education staff and partners at different phases of the Program Cycle. It incorporates global good practices, key policies, and research to ensure that the harmful effects of negative gender norms and attitudes are redressed in education systems and services.
Beyond Access is the third in a series of reports from Save the Children that uses IDELA data to inform knowledge, policy and programming in early childhood education.
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