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Early Grade Reading: What Does ‘Good’ Look Like and How Do We Measure It?

Kate Brolley
August 18, 2020
5 Minute Read
What do you need to measure improvement in early grade literacy? Early grade reading benchmarks and a way to frequently assess every student’s performance. Learn how the USAID Soma Umenye project collaborated with the Rwanda Education Board to develop both.

3 Questions with Fred Kasongo on Expanding Early Grade Literacy in Crisis-Affected Communities

Fred Kasongo
August 14, 2020
4 Minute Read
How can we equip teachers to support student literacy in the midst of global and regional uncertainties? Fred Kasongo reflects on the ACCELERE!1 project's training-of-trainers activities designed to strengthen early grade literacy in Eastern DRC, despite COVID-19, Ebola, and armed conflicts.
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Psychosocial Support for Children Counters the Legacy of Violent Extremism in Syria

Michele Bradford | Mayss Al Zoubi
July 1, 2020
2 Minute Read
Exposure to violent and radical ISIS ideologies has damaged Syrian children’s mental health. In areas touched by violent extremism, transforming classrooms into mental health positive spaces that deliver psychosocial support can kickstart the healing process.

The Case for Practical Techniques for Inclusive Classrooms

Audrey Spencer
March 10, 2020
4 Minute Read
Audrey Spencer explains why disability identification and policy reform alone can leave teachers and students waiting and calls for more immediate, practical techniques to create inclusive classrooms.

News: Chemonics Welcomes New Education and Youth Practice Director


August 27, 2019
2 Minute Read
Audrey Spencer will lead Chemonics’ efforts worldwide to advance high-quality education, strengthen education systems and policies, and prepare youth for the workforce.

Creating Space for Youth to Thrive: A Philosophy on Youth Development

Katherine Centore
August 12, 2019
4 Minute Read
As Chemonics celebrates International Youth Day, we commit to providing youth with quality services and opportunities — helping them to further contribute their unique aspirations, energy, and ideas.

3 Questions with Jennifer Swift-Morgan on Supporting Cameroonian Scholars

Dr. Jennifer Swift-Morgan
June 20, 2019
4 Minute Read
Jennifer Swift-Morgan discusses her upcoming stint as a Fulbright U.S. Scholar in Yaoundé, Cameroon and her desire to help prepare the country’s young academics, policymakers, program managers and social entrepreneurs to lead Cameroon’s sustainable development.

News: Chemonics Tackles High-Priority Global Education Issues at CIES 2019


April 15, 2019
2 Minute Read
This week, Chemonics presents at the 2019 Annual Conference of the Comparative & International Education Society (CIES) on sustainable education in conflict zones, early grade reading, book supply chain, and data- and technology-driven approaches to education.

Disability Measurement Challenges: Not an Excuse to Delay Inclusive Education

Paige Morency Notario
April 11, 2019
5 Minute Read
As development professionals, we often get waylaid by measurement challenges in our pursuit of disability-inclusive education. Paige Morency Notario reminds us that when it comes to meeting students’ needs, it’s better to start somewhere than not to start at all.