July 2021

/ The Puggle / August 10, 2021

July has been another difficult month in the arc of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on school systems. The Delta variant continues to surge and has led to continued and renewed school closures in many countries. Simultaneously, evidence continues to pour in underscoring just how devastating these school closures have been for the world’s […]

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June 2021

/ The Puggle / July 9, 2021

This month we have been tracking with concern how rapidly a third wave of the coronavirus is spreading across Africa given the limited vaccine availability in African countries. The virus is straining health systems and driving stringent new lockdowns and school closures. Our thoughts go out to all our partners and communities suffering the results […]

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May 2021

/ The Puggle / June 7, 2021

If you have time for just one link this month, treat yourself to this series of essays in response to Girin Beeharry’s Manifesto for Global Education. You’ll get 20 thoughtful takes on whether and how the education sector should focus its efforts, particularly around foundational literacy and numeracy, to make progress against the sustainable development […]

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April 2021

/ The Puggle / May 11, 2021

Over the last month we have been devastated to watch the crushing wave of COVID-19 infections in India. Our hearts go out to all of our colleagues based in India or connected to loved ones there who are suffering. We are very much holding you in our thoughts. We are also working to think through […]

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March 2021

/ The Puggle / March 31, 2021

March marked one year since the start of the pandemic. One full year during which many of us have become intimately familiar with the challenges of caring for our children while we are working. We have struggled to give our children the attention they need to thrive while also being productive in our work. For […]

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February 2021

/ The Puggle / March 4, 2021

The shortest month of the year was filled with lots of news in the girls’ education space. On the one hand, we heard some hopeful reports of strong re-enrolment rates in Sierra Leone, Pakistan, Colombia, Zambia and elsewhere. On the other hand, reports suggest low attendance rates in Delhi and a hundred thousand students have […]

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January 2021

/ The Puggle / February 9, 2021

Welcome to 2021 — one month in and it has already been an action-packed year! In case you missed it, please encourage girls’ education leaders to apply for the 2021 cohort of Echidna Global Scholars at the Brookings Institution. Application deadline is February 19th. For a dose of inspiration, be sure to watch the swearing […]

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December 2020

/ The Puggle / December 16, 2020

We have spent this year vacillating between feeling crushed by the pain and devastation this year has brought and feeling inspired by the coming together of many people to meet the needs of this moment. Our final Puggle for this year reflects on both the gifts and “gifts” of 2020, which can be read to […]

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November 2020

/ The Puggle / December 8, 2020

The end of 2020 is (finally) in sight. So, where do things stand with respect to education? In this Puggle we provide some big picture updates on education systems and funding, we offer a few snapshots of the impact of the pandemic on education in sub-Saharan Africa and India, and we close with some research […]

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October 2020

/ The Puggle / November 9, 2020

October was a big month! Here’s a quick rundown of the major pieces related to girls’ education, in case you were too busy keeping your eye on other things the past few weeks (which, truthfully, we’d understand!). Four major reports on (girls’) education were published this month: First, the Global Education Monitoring Report came out […]

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