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    Archive for March, 2016

    “Being an author is full of wonderful moments”

    By - 31 Mar 2016

    Written by Elena Dreser*


    I was born on a cold morning in Patagonia, Argentina, and raised alongside the poplars, willows, water canals and massive gusts of wind. I learned to observe nature and decipher its messages. When I was older, I moved to the tropics. For many years now, I have lived in the Mexican city of Cuernavaca, surrounded by fruit trees, flowers, and butterflies. Read more…

    Haiti: Measuring proficiency in math and reading

    By - 17 Mar 2016

    Written by Sabine Rieble HAITI20

    As always, Marie Dieudonne got up early, had breakfast and went to school. But that day was different for everyone:  Only 4th and 6th graders went and all the other students had the day off.  On Friday, May 29 2015, Marie was one of the 4,144 students from 60 schools who participated in the piloting of a new assessment tool for mathematics and reading.  Read more…

    Paraguay: School is more than Test Scores

    By - 1 Mar 2016

    Written by Mercedes Mateo-Berganza and María Luisa Iribarren

    Most public schools in Paraguay have a school day of only 4 hours. Children go to school, either in the morning or afternoon, and spend, most likely, the rest of the day either at home (sometimes without the supervision of an adult) or on the streets. Unfortunately, the possibilities to receive quality stimulation and care outside the school are not the same as we move along the income distribution: they are certainly different between income quintiles. But there´s good news: big efforts are being made to change this. Read more…