TOL/OSF Open Society Education News - August 2013
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 globally. 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).
Chalkboard is having a re-design
With the aim of connecting education workers, policymakers, and journalists, in order to produce quality content on education issues around the world, Chalkboard is moving to the next level. A new re-designed web page will accompany it. 

An Afghani Asylum Seeker Excels in Greek National University Entry Exam
“Education has been my compass throughout life, and my travel from Afghanistan to Greece”, said Vahit Fasil, when Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris presented him with an award from the city, honoring refugees during World Refugee Day.
ASER Baithaks, Village Level Community Meetings 
A key to sensitize communities of the importance of quality education.

Teaching and Learning about Lebanese Civil Wars
The History Curriculum in Lebanon has not changed since 1970. Different parties have been unable to agree on how to tackle the Lebanese Civil War.
Since September 2007 the parents of children with Cerebral Palsy have been holding meetings in the mainstream school № 28 Firdausi district of Dushanbe, Tajikistan to discuss their difficulties and barriers in the process for inclusion of their children in the school.
Reductions in Aid Jeopardize Schooling for Millions
With 57 million children still out of school, it would take a miracle for the global community to meet its commitments by 2015, the deadline for reaching the Education for All goals.
Social Rights Development in Azerbaijan
Community-based strategies to include vulnerable and isolated children to pre-school education – a project co-funded by the EU and OSI in Azerbaijan.

Rescuing Afterschool Tanodas in Hungary
Operating for almost a decade in Hungary, tanodas are community-based extracurricular schools. 

Experiencing Inclusion in the Caucasus
Impressions from a summer camp in the Caucasus.

The 2nd Alumni Forum Brings Together Education Stakeholders 
The Center for Innovations in Education(CIE) was delighted to participate in the organization of the 2nd Alumni Education Forum along with the U.S.-Educated Azerbaijani Alumni Association (AAA), and the Azerbaijan University of Languages’ American Center on June 20th, 2013.

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Transitions (TOL) published a book on education in our coverage region. “Classroom Struggles: Education Reporting and Analysis from Transitions” is available now from Cosimo Books.

The publication of the Open Society Education News is supported by the Education Support Program of the Open Society Foundations (OSF-ESP).  ESP and its partners support activism, research, policy and practices that promote education justice.

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