How do we make sure that 6.3 million migrant children in Latin America and the Caribbean get quality education? We had the great opportunity to explore this issue during the IDB event “Learning on the Move: Quality Education for Migrant Children & Youth.” For us and two hundred education policy makers, scientists, field workers, and educators, it was an honor to … [Read more...] about Four Strategies to Support Migrant Children
How to Avoid a Lost Generation: Three Strategies to Combat Pandemic Learning Loss
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused nearly 15 million excess deaths across the globe. Although mortality rates are lowest among children and youth, the young face another emergency: the learning crisis. Around the world, the disruption of education has meant that millions of children have lost the academic learning they would have gained if they had been in the classroom, … [Read more...] about How to Avoid a Lost Generation: Three Strategies to Combat Pandemic Learning Loss
How Should Schools Respond to the COVID-19 Mental Health Crisis?
Although youth tend to have milder symptoms from the COVID-19 virus, the pandemic has brought unprecedented changes and challenges into their lives and particularly their mental health. Pandemic-related school closures have disrupted their learning and isolated them from peers. Many young people have been less physically active, had irregular sleep patterns and … [Read more...] about How Should Schools Respond to the COVID-19 Mental Health Crisis?
Education Without Borders? The Hope of Migrant Students
A little over 30 years ago, when Amilcar Amaya was 13, he migrated with his family from El Salvador, leaving behind his native country amid a civil war in which 75,000 lives were lost and a fifth of the population was displaced. In 1982, they settled in Valle de Paz, Belize, a community created to provide refuge for those who fled the Salvadoran civil war, as well as … [Read more...] about Education Without Borders? The Hope of Migrant Students
Skills for a Green Economy
Small island states are particularly vulnerable to climate change. In response to this common threat, a greener, resilient and more sustainable economy is a common goal for the English-speaking Caribbean. Countries have pledged to mitigate climate change and increase the share of electricity generated from renewable energy … [Read more...] about Skills for a Green Economy