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  • Newspaper

    Preschool special education in New York: How providers misspent $85M and fuelled an access crisis

    USA

    David Robinson - Iohud

    11 preschool owners and workers stole millions of tax dollars through a variety of schemes, using it to pay for everything from diamonds and Costco shopping to home renovations and a family wedding, state documents show. Child advocacy groups have warned of a preschool special education crisis in New York and signed a letter to the governor urging increases in the reimbursement rate earlier this year.

  • Open Government Partnership Global Report: democracy beyond the ballot box

    Open Government Partnership (OGP) releases its first comprehensive assessment of the state of open government. This report provides a thorough and honest review of progress made by OGP member countries in the first seven years of the partnership. In...

    Washington, D.C., Open Government Partnership, 2019

  • New interactive map on teacher codes of conduct

    News

    Codes of conduct is the name given to documents that formulate rules for "good behaviour" that apply to the teaching profession.

  • Newspaper

    Calls for practical steps to end campus sexual harassment

    Zimbabwe

    Tonderayi Mukeredzi - University World News

    A 2017 Female Students Network Trust in Zimbabwe study indicated that male employees on campuses had sexually harassed 74% of female students in higher education across the country. According to a United Nations health education adviser, many institutions of higher learning do not have policies or programmes in place to deal with sexual harassment and, even when policies do exist, students may still be too afraid to report instances of harassment by lecturers.

  • Newspaper

    SERAP sues Okowa over alleged poor primary school funding

    Nigeria

    Oladimeji Ramon - PUNCH

    Anti-corruption advocacy group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sued Delta State governor over poor funding of primary education in his state. His administration has received N7.8bn from Universal Basic Education Commission, apart from other funds from the Federal Government. Around 1,124 primary schools across the state are in a shambles, with very poor teaching facilities. Moreover, SERAP pointed out the case of a student who was sent home because her parents could not afford the illegal school fee of N900.

  • Information and transparency: school report cards in sub-Saharan Africa

    News

    A new publication from IIEP-UNESCO investigates the use and impact of school report cards in sub-Saharan Africa as a means to promote transparency and accountability while keeping corruption at bay.

  • School report cards in India

    Immense potential of “open” school data untapped in India

    Mridusmita Bordoloi

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  • Using open school data to improve transparency and accountability in Bangladesh

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    This case study compares the design and implementation of two major open school data initiatives in Bangladesh, namely the government-led open school data programme developed by the Directorate of Primary Education (DPE), and Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) report cards. As a citizen-led initiative, the TIB strives to empower parents of students in selected public primary schools through useful school data published in leaflets, information boards and desks, interactive discussions at mothers’ gatherings, and meetings with authorities.

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