Developing ‘blended’ online learning opportunities is how technology companies could inspire hundreds of millions of schoolchildren in cities worldwide, says UNICEF. It’s one of the conclusions from new research by the United Nations’ children’s charity into how investing in ‘smart’ initiatives in emerging cities could benefit around two billion people. The research shows that businesses who invest in technology solutions ranging from...Read more
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Urban95 partnership expands in Brazil

The Brazilian city of Boa Vista is the latest urban centre to embrace the Urban95 initiative, which asks planners and architects to experience cities through a child’s eyes. Created by the Bernard van Leer Foundation, Urban95’s...Read more
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Finding what really works in education

Using data and reason, rather than intuition, to decide where to invest the large sums spent globally on education would make a huge difference to the learning outcomes of many students. This is the opinion...Read more
|Comment|author: Professor John Hattie and Dr Arran Hamilton