TOL/OSF Open Society Education News - February 2014

TOL runs a program funded by the Open Society Foundations (OSF) designed to train journalists and to write on education topics with the aim to raise public awareness on education issues around the world. As part of the project, we issue a bi-monthly newsletter including news provided by the Education Support Program (ESP) of the Open Society Foundations and by partners from the Open Society Education Network (OSEN).
Educate, Integrate, or Alienate?
Schools in Russia have a terrible track record of dealing with the children of immigrants.
In the beginning of 2012, the Ministry of Education and Science of Armenia announced an initiative to shift from inclusive and non-inclusive schools towards inclusion for all.
In November 2013 the Open Society Foundations Armenia presented its report on the "Higher Education in Today’s Armenia."
Not Ready for High School
Armenia’s new college-prep curriculum produces its first graduates this year, but it’s far from realizing its potential.
We are pleased to announce that the Right to Education Project launched a new website with refreshed branding.
Over the past two years, the Privatisation in Education Research Initiative (PERI) of the Education Support Program of the Open Society Foundations have published 18 pieces of  research on the social justice.
A Unique Movement Unfolds in Pakistan
The ‘Rag Mala’ of the Children’s Literature Festival and Teachers Literature Festival.
Citizens can come together to address issues of quality, accountability and governance; this has been amply proved by the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) Pakistan.
School’s Out
The wave of Syrian refugees into Bulgaria isn’t just a humanitarian crisis – it’s an educational crisis, too.
.The country’s students get high marks in class, but poor results on international tests raise doubts about what they’re learning.
Dark-Skinned Danger
A police-issued coloring book teaches Czech children a lesson about adults’ fears.
Special Needs, Common Problems
Lithuania’s stuttering progress on retrofitting schools for the disabled reflects a trend across the European Union.

Really Open Education, Reflections from the CC Policy Debate
Almost 40 experts and stakeholders from a range of educational projects, national schooling systems, and national and international non-governmental organizations across Europe came together for the ROE debate.
The 400 Classes
Improving educational quality: renewing teaching through the use of high quality audio-visual materials.

First MA in Human Rights Education in the US
The University of San Francisco, School of Education proudly offers the first Master of Arts in Human Rights Education in the United States. Admission for Fall 2014 open.
OSF’s Education Support Program publishes two studies on innovative education financing
The Open Society Education Support Program has recently published two papers in its ESP Working Paper Series
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