Caitrin: New England Patriots Cheerleader with a Passion for Finance – Education Article

While the Patriots tally their touchdowns, New England Patriots Cheerleader rookie Caitrin may be the best-equipped person on the field for heavier math! Read on below to learn how she balances accounts and a demanding role as a Patriots Cheerleaders, keeping teamwork at the front of both fields! What turned you on to STEM and when? I have always been interested in algebra since I was a little girl. On road trips from Massachusetts to Vermont with my dad, we would…

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Aid to education falls slightly in 2017, shifts away from primary education – Education Article

In 2017, aid to education totaled US$ 13.2 billion, down 2% or US$288 million compared to 2016. The figures analysed by our team show that the level of aid to education continue to stagnate, growing by only 1% per year on average since 2009. These figures raise questions about the global commitment to achieving SDG 4, the global education goal. A drop in aid to education could be something to celebrate if it looked like it was due to governments…

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New Financing for Sustainable Development Report argues “action is needed at all levels” including on education – Education Article

The 2019 Financing for Sustainable Development Report (FSDR) of the Inter-agency Task Force, whose fourth edition was released today, reviews the global financing landscape to make recommendations for governments. It puts special emphasis on the five Sustainable Development Goals under review at the High-Level Political Forum this July, which includes the education goal, SDG 4. Ahead of the Spring Meetings of the World Bank and IMF and the United Nations ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development, the 2019 FSDR assesses…

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Remittances well exceed aid as the most important external finance source for poor countries: let’s make the most of them – Education Article

Next month, the GEM Report will release the breakdown of global aid figures for education in its annual policy paper. But the signs do not look good. ‘Poorest countries bear the brunt as aid levels fall for second successive year’ and ‘New aid figures reveal ‘incredible lack of ambition‘ are some of the headlines reacting to the release of the total aid levels last week. On the back of this news, the World Bank analysed the figures from a remittances…

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Over $1.7 billion committed to education at the Global Citizenship Festival – Education Article

Significant strides were made to #FundEducation at the Global Citizen Festival Mandela 100’ this week, totaling just over US$ 1.7 billion. It is often said that 2019 is the year of education: SDG 4 is going to be reviewed for the first time at the High-level Political Forum, while major decisions are anticipated on the international education aid architecture. These prospects are creating a sense of momentum. This week, celebrating the centenary of Nelson Mandela, Global Citizen with the Mostepe…

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