July & August 2023

/ The Puggle / August 30, 2023

The Global Education Monitoring Report was released in July. It finds that “In recent decades, progress on girls’ education access and completion has been one of the main achievements in equality in education,” noting that “all regions have achieved gender parity in education except sub-Saharan Africa, where there are 90 girls enrolled for every 100 […]

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June 2023

/ The Puggle / July 18, 2023

June was jam-packed with new data on the global state of gender equity. The month kicked off with the UN Development Programme’s (UNDP) second update to the Gender Social Norms Index (GSNI), which found that 88.69% of adults still hold at least one inequitable gender bias — and that the majority hold multiple. Soon after, […]

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May 2023

/ The Puggle / June 9, 2023

In May, the Global Education Evidence Advisory Panel released a new report on Cost-effective approaches to improve global learning, an update to their first report in 2020. “Over 400 additional high-quality evaluation studies” were reviewed for the latest report, including additional intervention categories: “health and nutrition interventions delivered through schools that could impact education outcomes, […]

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April 2023

/ The Puggle / May 16, 2023

Apparently we missed International SEL Day in March (there’s a day for everything!!) but that’s not going to stop us from focusing our April Puggle on the latest and greatest in research and tools on life skills and social and emotional learning. First up, a group of funders (Porticus, LEGO Foundation, and the Jacobs Foundation) […]

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March 2023

/ The Puggle / April 12, 2023

March started out with terrifying reports of schoolgirls in Iran being poisoned by toxic gas — yet another example of threats against girls’ education (which wars of the past have done little to solve). Meanwhile, nearly a quarter of schools in Burkina Faso have been closed due to violence in the region.  But this widespread […]

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February 2023

/ The Puggle / March 13, 2023

In February, researchers in the gender and education space coalesced to identify persisting gaps in our collective knowledge on girls’ education; gaps that, if filled, could significantly advance the girls’ education field as a whole. A common, addressable trend underlies all five gaps: paucity of representative data. Below, we share two straightforward ways to support […]

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January 2023

/ The Puggle / February 9, 2023

In honor of the New Year, in this edition of the Puggle we take a look at how we are progressing against our collective resolutions for education — as expressed in the sustainable development goals (SDGs). In January, the UNESCO Institute for Statistics released an interactive SDG 4 Scorecard looking at how countries are doing […]

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December 2022

/ The Puggle / December 20, 2022

For our final Puggle of the year, we center the voices and hopes of girls themselves to hear what they dream for their future education. May we all continue to help make their wishes come true in the year ahead. As you read the wishes of girls’ below, keep this festive tune in mind to […]

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November 2022

/ The Puggle / December 8, 2022

It’s been such a busy two months that you probably didn’t even realize a full two months passed since we posted our last Puggle, right? That’s certainly how we feel! To catch up on lost ground, though, in this post we cover notable news from both October and November. First, a few rapid fire updates […]

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September 2022

/ The Puggle / October 13, 2022

In the September Puggle, we reflect on the landmark United Nation’s Transforming Education Summit (TES). We celebrate the work of many actors — including you, our readers — for securing collective acknowledgement that education is not a soft topic to be underfunded, or sidelined as has been the practice of the past. We then couple […]

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