Q&A: Dr. Alice Wuermli

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The LEGO Foundation recently awarded a $100 million grant to Sesame Workshop, the International Rescue Committee (IRC), BRAC, and Global TIES for Children to provide play-based early childhood development services to children affected by the global refugee crisis. The new award builds on existing partnership and on a previous $100 million grant from the John D. and Catherine MacArthur […]

The LEGO Foundation awards $100M to Sesame Workshop, IRC, BRAC, and Global TIES for Children

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We’re thrilled to announce that the LEGO Foundation provided a $100 million grant to expand a research partnership between Sesame Workshop, BRAC, the International Rescue Committee, and Global TIES for Children, an international research center embedded within IHDSC. The LEGO Foundation’s grant builds on existing partnership, and on a previous $100 million grant from the John […]

Growth in Context, Growth in the “In-Between”

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Context matters in development, both for things seen and unseen. Regardless of geographical location, demographic characteristics, and context of upbringing, each person is allotted the same amount of time in the day; yet, some approach the day given the assumption there is so little while others assume there is so much. Reflecting on her experience […]

Making Research ‘EQUAL’ to Address the Global Learning Crisis

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The world faces a learning crisis. The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) indicates that 230 million adolescents – 61% of the world’s youth – will not reach minimum proficiency levels in lower secondary schooling. This is a colossal tragedy for the world’s sustainability. Without a next generation with the capability to participate […]

Announcing: “The Best Start in Early Life”

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IHDSC and Global TIES for Children is excited to announce a free online course focused on understanding the importance of early child development. Available in English, Hindi, Portuguese and Spanish, “The Best Start in Life: Early Childhood Development for Sustainable Development,” explores the societal, biological, and systemic factors that impact children globally. Expert instructors from UNICEF, […]

Watch: Special Ed & Mental Health Panel from “Working Across Sectors”

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IHDSC’s annual conference on Friday, June 1, 2018, assembled leaders in research, policy, and practice to share innovative initiatives and diverse perspectives, reflect on the research evidence, and pose questions that connect sectors, advance science, and promote action on behalf of youth experiencing difficulties in schools and beyond. The Special Education and Mental Health panel […]

Watch: Immigration Panel from “Working Across Sectors”

Four panelists on the Immigration panel

IHDSC’s annual conference on Friday, June 1, 2018, assembled leaders in research, policy, and practice to share innovative initiatives and diverse perspectives, reflect on the research evidence, and pose questions that connect sectors, advance science, and promote action on behalf of youth experiencing difficulties in schools and beyond. The Immigration-focused panel featured: Dr. Sebastian Cherng, […]