Assessments make a lot of people nervous, and I’m not just talking about the students who have to take them. As a psychometrician (assessment expert) and World Bank staffer, I’ve worked on…

Marguerite Clarke |

While more ECA program countries are participating in the PISA assessment of 15-year-old students' skills, education poverty in these countries has only slightly declined since 2000. (Photo:…

Cristian Aedo, Katia Herrera Sosa |

Students in a READ-financed Mozambique program take their exams. Photo by Jem Heinzel NelsonEd: This guest post is by Alan Ruby, senior scholar at the University of Pennsylvania’s Alliance for…

Alan Ruby |

Syrian refugee students listen to their school teacher during math classes.  Photo © Dominic Chavez/World Bank ​In Europe, the year 2015 will be remembered as the year of the “refugee crisis.”…

Christian Bodewig |

Em um blogue, Claudia Costin, Diretora Sênior de Educação do Banco Mundial, elogiou Fernando La Sama de Araújo, recém-falecido Ministro da Educação de Timor-Leste, por sua liderança visionária.…

Harry A. Patrinos, Lucinda Ramos |

Photo by: Cornelio Quintao De Carvalho / World Bank In a blog, World Bank Senior Director for Education Claudia Costin praised Fernando La Sama de Araujo, the recently deceased Minister of…

Harry A. Patrinos, Lucinda Ramos |

Fernando La Sama de Araújo, recém-falecido Ministro da Educação de Timor-Leste, foi um lutador pela liberdade e um líder visionário. “La Sama”, que significa inquebrantável, dedicou sua vida ao…

Claudia Costin |

Fernando La Sama de Araujo, the recently deceased Minister of Education of Timor Leste, was a freedom fighter and a visionary leader. “La Sama”, which means unbreakable, dedicated his life to the…

Claudia Costin |

  Children in the town of Gueckedou, Guinea, an area hard hit by the Ebola outbreak. Photo credits: ©afreecom/Idrissa Soumaré  EU/ECHO ​In a part of Sub-Saharan Africa where life is far from easy…

Claudia Costin |