“If you cannot measure it, you cannot improve it” Lord Kelvin   Despite the recent proliferation of standardized testing in education, there is still a significant number of countries that oppose…

Rafael de Hoyos |

In a recent exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, “Dinosaurs Among Us, ” paleontologists use prehistoric fossil records of bones, feathers, and nests to show that…

Alexandria Valerio, Ji Liu |

The 2018 World Development Report (WDR), Learning to Realize Education’s Promise, launched this week.  While it draws on research and collective experience—both from within and outside the World…

Deon Filmer, Halsey Rogers |

  “For learning to happen and for values to be nurtured in classrooms, teachers and  principals need to have a mindset of excellence, ” says Jaime Saavedra, Senior Director of the World Bank…

Jaime Saavedra |

“Teacher coaching has emerged as a promising alternative to traditional models of professional development.” In Kraft, Blazar, and Hogan’s newly updated review “The Effect of Teacher Coaching on…

David Evans |

Also available in: Spanish Socio-emotional skills are the new hot topic in education. Governments, ministers of education, policymakers, education experts, psychologists, economists, international…

Paula Villaseñor |

This page in: français Over the last decade, both Kenya and Liberia have sought to scale up successful pilot programs that help children to learn to read. Even as more and more impact evaluations…

David Evans |

Hearty congratulations to Esther Nyawira Gitaka, Peter Safari Kagereki, and Linda Karimi Gitobu for emerging as the winners of the 2017 #Blog4Dev contest! In this year’s contest, the youth were…

Diarietou Gaye |

Esther Nyawira Gitaka Farming is just not enough! Never has there been a major shift in the view and subsequent engagement in farming by the younger generation in Kenya and Africa as a whole than…

Esther Nyawira Gitaka |

Peter Safari Kagereki My name is Peter Safari Kagereki and I am a rabbit farmer in Embu, Kenya. I studied to obtain a Bachelors of Commerce and Marketing. I am not keen to become employed, but…

Peter Safari Kagereki |