Quality education is one of the most leveraged investments for catalyzing development, promoting global health and reducing poverty, and universal education is one of the U.N. Millennium Development Goals. Despite significant progress since the goals were created, 132 million children and youth are still out of school today. Experts with the Center for Universal Education, joined by other experts across Brookings, examine the global education architecture, the role of foreign assistance and educational strategies.
Reuters/Omar Sanadiki - A Syrian child inspects a book in the Hussien Zein school in the Damascus suburb of Sahnaya September 14, 2014.
For Syrian children and youth, education is the front line
November 20, 2015, Sarah Dryden-Peterson
Sarah Dryden-Peterson argues that refugee children and youth need high quality education that will allow them to be safe and engaged in the present.
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October 30, 2015, Rebecca Winthrop and Xanthe Ackerman
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October 21, 2015, Gabriel Zinny
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October 19, 2015, Emily Gustafsson-Wright
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October 11, 2015, Gene Sperling and Rebecca Winthrop
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Director, Center for Universal Education
Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development
Justin W. van Fleet
Nonresident Fellow, Global Economy and Development, Center for Universal Education
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