Give in Honor of Father's Day, Graduations & Everyday Heroes
Thank you to all fathers everywhere who devote time and efforts to students and aspiring learners. In the lead up to Father's Day, GCE-US and advocates around the globe celebrate you! Dads shape their kids' education in so many ways.
“When fathers are involved, the outcomes are positive across the board in terms of the academic as well as the social and emotional issues,” - Tyrone Howard, Education Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles
June GCE-US Coalition Meeting
Our next coalition meeting will take place on Monday, June 21 from 10 - 11:30 AM ET. We look forward to hearing from Eliot Michenberg, Section Chief of External Relations, UNESCO as well as education advocacy updates from the G7 Leaders' Summit and the upcoming Global Education Summit. We hope that you can join us! Please RSVP here: http://bit.ly/21JuneRSVP
GCE-US Welcomes New Bipartisan, Bicameral Congressional Resolution
We applaud Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) for introducing S.Res.240, a bipartisan resolution affirming the role of the United States in improving access to quality, inclusive public education and improved learning outcomes for children and adolescents, particularly for girls, in the poorest countries through the Global Partnership for Education.
In the House of Representatives, H.Res.225, a bipartisan resolution led by Representative Grace Meng (D-NY), Representative Mike Quigley (D-IL), and Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), supports the vision, mission, and goals of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE). Learn more here.
Inclusive Education and Early Childhood Community of Practice
Many thanks to all who participated in last month's Community of Practice discussion and to the incredible speakers:
- Jose Viera, World Blind Union and leader preparing for the next Global Disability Summit (GDS)
- Erin Wall & Shazleen Vellani, Concern Worldwide
- Elaine Green, Leonard Cheshire
- Tony Baker, World Vision International
- Vicky Mogeni & Ashanti Kuene, Global Campaign for Education
To join the Community of Practice and future meetings, please sign up here. Did you miss the discussion? All are welcome to view the May 2021 Inclusive Education and Early Childhood Community of Practice here.
Melia Oliver (she/her) is a rising sophomore at Scripps College planning to pursue a major in Political Science or Sociology. Melia is passionate about youth organizing, gender equity, and access to quality education for all. She is eager to make an impact through policy advocacy and is honored to be part of the inspiring team at GCE-US.
Lauren Barnett (she/her) is a rising junior at Birmingham-Southern College. She is double-majoring in Economics and History with a focus in Poverty Studies. She has worked with local nonprofits in her area on electoral participation, equal access education initiatives, and advocating for affordable housing. She is excited to join GCE-US this summer, thanks to the Hess Fellows Program, and work on global policy advocacy.
What We're Reading:
COVID-19 Surge in India and its Impacts on Education
Like the rest of the world, India has continued to combat the deadly COVID-19 virus for over a year. The nation was suddenly swept by a surge in COVID cases, with new daily coronavirus cases hitting global records. GCE-US Senior Fellow Shruti Nallappa explores the impacts on education and summarizes ways to support India and its aspiring learners during this time of crisis here.
We must ensure that all students who identify with the LGBTQ+ spectrum feel welcomed and safe in spaces of learning. To learn about how you can improve school experiences for LGBTQ+ youth, see here.
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