We support improving early-grade reading and math skills by addressing the diverse issues that affect student learning. Working with ministries of education at the national and district levels, we support improved approaches for teacher behavior change and professional development; introduce mentoring or coaching techniques to schools; develop and distribute age- and culture-appropriate reading and math materials; and train teachers and school leaders in curriculum development, school safety, gender-sensitive and inclusive instruction, formative/summative assessment, and improving time on task. We also work with communities to increase public support and parental engagement in schools, as well as improving home and school learning environments.
Advancing Quality Education.
Strengthening Education for Youth in Syria
The Syrian conflict has raised an unparalleled need for access to education so that young Syrians have a chance to learn and thrive.
Ensuring Quality Education in Afghanistan
To fulfill the goals in Afghanistan’s National Education Strategic Plan, the Ministry of Education is improving its services, procedures, and systems.
Stronger Book Supply Chains for Honduran Schools
With schools able to access more reading materials through a stronger supply chain, students in Honduras are benefiting from higher-quality education.
3 Questions with Shahzad Mithani: Fostering Partnerships for Early Grade Reading in the Kyrgyz Republic
Shahzad S. Mithani is the chief of party for the Kyrgyz Republic USAID: Quality Reading Program – Time to Read, which aims to improve the core reading skills of students in the first through fourth grades in 900 schools across the country. The long-term success of the Kyrgyz Republic’s educational system cannot depend on donor investment.…
More than ABCs: Enabling Environments for Youth Start with Primary School
Youth in developing countries around the world frequently feel disenfranchised and disempowered when it comes to making a difference in their communities, regions, and nations. As a result, civic participation among youth — whether at the community or national level — may be limited, and young people are often unaware of their fundamental civil rights…
Going Beyond Building the School
Aleze looked down the hill near the food distribution center as he ran the red dirt through his hands, again and again. It was wet and soft, and left a red residue on his hands as he let it fall slowly onto the stained ground. His father’s French faded to the background and the screeching sound of…