August 2022

/ The Puggle / September 15, 2022

We are gearing up for the Transforming Education Summit at the United Nations. In light of the news that The Pandemic Erased Two Decades of Progress in Math and Reading in the United States, and gloomy predictions about Global Learning Poverty from a few months back, the need for transformation feels dire. This month we […]

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July 2022

/ The Puggle / July 29, 2022

In honor of slowing down to rest and rejuvenate, we are keeping the July Puggle short and sweet with just eight links for you — some reflections on the current education environment, policy reactions, rethinking gender norms, and resources you may find useful.  Reflections on the current education environment 1.  The Economist looks at how […]

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June 2022

/ The Puggle / July 14, 2022

June was jam-packed! If you had trouble staying on top of all the education-related news (we certainly did…) this update is for you. We’ll jump right into it. First, we highlight four important publications from June which collectively provide a pretty comprehensive — albeit depressing — synopsis of the state of education right now. Our […]

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May 2022

/ Insights / June 16, 2022

A new report from the Center for Global Development looks at Girls’ Education and Women’s Empowerment: How to Get More out of the World’s Most Promising Investment. Building on the many existing reports and studies on girls’ education, the report focuses on what education systems and broader societies can do differently to make sure education […]

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April 2022

/ The Puggle / May 5, 2022

April was a busy month! Our team attended the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) conference in person, and enjoyed reuniting with many colleagues there. We also virtually hosted a Forum for Education Research in/for/by Africa with Imaginable Futures, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Porticus. This month we share highlights from both events, […]

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March 2022

/ The Puggle / April 14, 2022

One of the most thought-provoking reads for us in March came from a report published by Purposeful on Building Girls’ Power: Perspectives on theory and practice in working with adolescent girls.  The report highlights how the typical development narratives about adolescent girls fall short. They either portray girls as hapless victims who need our protection, […]

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February 2022

/ The Puggle / March 15, 2022

It is hard to know where to start our update on girls’ education this month. Our hearts go out to everyone suffering from ongoing turmoil and conflict around the world, including the most recent conflict in Ukraine. This month, Malala Yousafzai was The Economist’s first ever guest editor. She shares her thoughts on the importance […]

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January 2022

/ The Puggle / February 4, 2022

Welcome to 2022! Our fervent wish for the year is that schools reopen and stay open — a resolution that more and more school systems seem to be making and sticking to — and make concerted efforts to get girls back to school and to regain ground for “Covid’s Lost Girls.” So what’s the state […]

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December 2021

/ The Puggle / December 15, 2021

2021 was a rollercoaster. Looking back at all that happened this year, it is hard to capture the ups and downs in words. So hard, in fact, that instead we’ve tried to capture it in song. For our wrap-up of the year, this playlist exemplifies 2021’s ups and downs of girls’ education. The year started […]

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November 2021

/ The Puggle / December 8, 2021

If you’re looking for some holiday cheer, I’m afraid you won’t find it in the November edition of the Puggle. But if you’re looking for some concrete data and evidence on which to plan for the year ahead, look no further. This month’s post highlights the latest research on the impact of COVID on girls’ […]

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