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The Puggle: December 2018 edition

Dana Schmidt | December 19, 2018

Before we head off for some holiday cheer
We have one last Puggle to (w)rap up the year.

In March, when we welcomed Erin onboard,
Our team of three grew to a team of four.
Together we laid out a new strategic plan.
Educate girls? You bet we can!

We focused on moments that matter for girls:
The earliest years determine how life unfurls.
We made new grants to advance early learning and care
With program designs that are gender-aware.

Adolescence at its essence puts girls under stress.
What skills and mindsets help them navigate success?
We gathered bright minds at Berkeley to tackle these questions
And hosted foundation peers to learn even more lessons.

How can the best ideas for girls take root and thrive?
Leaders like the Echidna Scholars bring ideas alive
From China to Pakistan to Uganda and Peru.
Alumni from India and Malawi were featured by Michelle Obama, too!

Read more about our work on our newly-launched website.
May your holidays be merry and bright!

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  • The Puggle: December 2018 edition

    Dana Schmidt | December 19, 2018

    Before we head off for some holiday cheer
    We have one last Puggle to (w)rap up the year.

    In March, when we welcomed Erin onboard,
    Our team of three grew to a team of four.
    Together we laid out a new strategic plan.
    Educate girls? You bet we can!

    We focused on moments that matter for girls:
    The earliest years determine how life unfurls.
    We made new grants to advance early learning and care
    With program designs that are gender-aware.

    Adolescence at its essence puts girls under stress.
    What skills and mindsets help them navigate success?
    We gathered bright minds at Berkeley to tackle these questions
    And hosted foundation peers to learn even more lessons.

    How can the best ideas for girls take root and thrive?
    Leaders like the Echidna Scholars bring ideas alive
    From China to Pakistan to Uganda and Peru.
    Alumni from India and Malawi were featured by Michelle Obama, too!

    Read more about our work on our newly-launched website.
    May your holidays be merry and bright!

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      2018 Is A (W)rap

    • NOVEMBER

      What's social and emotional learning got to do with it?

    • OCTOBER

      Obama's Global Girls Alliance, The Human Campital Index, and India's

    Load Older Posts

    Older posts

    • SEPTEMBER

      Three themes on girls' education from UNGA

    • AUGUST

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    • JULY

      We’re at the peak of vacation season in the Northern

    • JUNE

      The G7 summit in Canada in early June catalyzed a $3

    • MAY

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    • APRIL

      April marked the first full month of a new season

    • MARCH

      In this update from March, we celebrate the march of progress

    • FEBRUARY

      This month brought encouraging news on aid to education.

    • JANUARY

      This month, champions spoke up for girls: Oprah made a rousing

    • DECEMBER

      This month we are keeping it short and sweet. In

    • NOVEMBER

      This month we are excited to share a piece we published

    • JANUARY

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    • OCTOBER

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    • SEPTEMBER

      This month the World Bank released the World Development Report (WDR). For

    • AUGUST

      August offered plenty of great material, including a collection of essays from

    • JULY

      There is a notion that things slow down during the

    • JUNE

    • MAY

      In May, the Center For Universal Education (CUE) and the

    • APRIL

      In April, the World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings served

    • MARCH

      March 8th marked International Women’s Day. This month we were

    • FEBRUARY

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  • We believe in exchanging ideas and sharing knowledge. Here’s some of what we’ve been reading to inform our thinking on girls’ education. Feel free to suggest additional resources for us to read and feature!