What To Watch For At The Democratic Education Town Hall In Pittsburgh

This Saturday, a consortium of education groups is teaming up with MSNBC to host a forum for Democratic Presidential candidates, centered around education issues. The event kicks off at 9:45 and will run most of the day; it will all be livestreamed. The crowd of about 1,000 invitation-only attendees (I’ll be one of them) includes a sampling of teachers and parents, as well as members of unions and civil rights groups. They are largely pro-public education; at least one pro-charter ed reform group (the Center for Education Reform) has put out…

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Literacy vital for democratic, social, and economic development

To mark the 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day, governments and organisations around the world are mobilising to promote literacy as an instrument to empower individuals, communities, and societies.   In light of this year’s theme, “Reading the Past, Writing the Future”, UNESCO has reiterated that literacy is an essential element ofSustainable Development Goal 4. This aims to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”. The vision of literacy is aligned with lifelong learning opportunities with special focus on youth and adults. EI: Importance…

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Clinton ‘wins Democratic nomination’

Hillary Clinton has clinched the Democratic Party nomination for US president after reaching the required number of delegates, according to AP. The news agency’s tally puts Mrs Clinton on 2,383 – the number needed to make her the presumptive nominee. She will become the first female nominee for a major US political party. But rival Bernie Sanders said Mrs Clinton had not won as she was dependent on superdelegates who could not vote until July’s party convention. Mrs Clinton reached the threshold with a big win in Puerto Rico and…

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