Education

The Impact of Immigration Enforcement Policies on Teaching and Learning in America’s Public Schools

There has been considerable discussion in news outlets about the impact of immigration enforcement policies on children and families. Recent incidents across the country and reported in the press have raised alarm throughout immigrant communities. Clearly there is great fear in this hyper-sensitized environment. To what extent is this ramped up immigration enforcement impacting our nation’s public schools? How does it vary by region and what is the “collateral” fallout for non-immigrant students? How are educators reacting and to what extent is this affecting them?

Project Seeks a New Generation of Politicians from Rio’s Favelas

In 20 years, do you see yourself being mayor of Rio de Janeiro?

Infographic | The Skills Gap in North America

A Contentious Reform for High School Education Moves Forward in Brazil

In 2014, the Ministry of Education launched the National Education Plan (Plano Nacional de Educação), an agenda of goals and strategies to improve the quality of and access to education in Brazil within the next ten years. One of its principal goals is to achieve the universalization of education for youth between 15 and 17 years of age by 2016.

Assessing Brazil's Common Core Proposal for Literacy

The National Education Plan for Brazil, approved by Congress in June 2014, established that the country should adopt a National Common Core Curriculum (Base Nacional Curricular Comum), to be prepared by the Ministry of Education in consultation with states, municipalities and other sectors of the education community. The work started in 2015 and went through several drafts before the Ministry finally, at the end of 2017, submitted it for revision and approval by the National Council of Education, which approved it on December 15, 2017.

The Language Issue in Ukraine, Again

On September 25, 2017, the Ukrainian president signed off on the Law on Educationwhich had been approved by the parliament twenty days before. This law, which had long been anticipated as a means of launching educational reform and somewhat prematurely praised by the U.S.

FAPESP Week 2017: Nebraska & Texas

In 2017, from September 18 to 22, the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), the Wilson Center's Brazil Institute, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and Texas Tech University will organize FAPESP WEEK NEBRASKA AND TEXAS. The symposium aims at strengthening the links between scientists from Brazil and United States with the objective of promoting research partnerships.

To see the full program of FAPESP Week 2017, click here.

 

Building on Early Success: Next Steps in U.S.-Mexico Educational Cooperation

Launched in 2014, the U.S.-Mexico Bilateral Forum on Higher Education, Innovation, and Research (FOBESII) seeks to "expand opportunities for educational exchanges, scientific research partnerships, and cross-border innovation to help both countries develop a 21st century workforce for both our mutual economic prosperity and sustainable social development." It aims to promote binational cooperation in higher education and research, especially regarding important areas for innovation in the United States and Mexico, by promoting programs for student mobility, academic exchange, research, and

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