Most teenagers happy with their lives but schoolwork anxiety and bullying an issue

Teenagers who feel part of a school community and enjoy good relations with their parents and teachers are more likely to perform better academically and be happier with their lives, according to the first OECD PISA assessment of students’ well-being...

World Book and Copyright Day 2017 celebrated at UNESCO

World Book and Copyright Day is celebrated every year on 23 April, the date on which both William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes died. On this occasion, publishing houses, bookstores, libraries, cultural institutions and associations of authors...

Cambodia to Improve Quality of Education and Rural Roads with World Bank Assistance

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved $100 million in financing for two Cambodia projects on April 14, which will help improve the quality of secondary schools and make rural roads better connected and resilient to severe weather...

World Bank Supports Improvement of Higher Education in Uzbekistan

On April 11, 2017, the World Bank and the Government of Uzbekistan signed a US$50 million Credit Agreement for the Modernizing Higher Education Project that will support the country in strengthening the management of its higher education system and...

Africa: Unions work towards unity and education priorities

The importance of trade union unity in terms of development cooperation activities in Africa was underlined during a recent meeting between African education unions and their development cooperation partners.

The Syrian refugee crisis is promoting a surge in privatisation

The interplay between crisis and private profit in the education sector is highlighted in a new study that focuses on the refugee crisis in Syria and the access to education of almost one million displaced children.

UK: Unions demand appropriate reform of primary school assessment system

The proposals were outlined by Education Secretary, Justine Greening, at the end of March and the consultation process is now getting underway.

Australia: Disadvantaged students hit by resource shortages