Global report launch: "Leave No Child Behind: Invest in the Early Years" | November 19, 2020

Millions of children under the age of five in low- and middle-income countries are at high risk of not achieving their full potential. Marginalized children such as children with disabilities and developmental delays are even more excluded, although their developmental gains are the highest.

Join the global education community on Thursday, November 19 at 8:30 AM ET for the global online launch of the report, "Leave No Child Behind: Invest in the Early Years." Register here.


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Global Education Partnerships & Advocacy

  • International Basic Education Recommendations for Biden-Harris Administration: Together we urge incoming policymakers to prioritize global education as a critical element in U.S. foreign policy. We must maintain our existing investments in children and young people around the world while scaling up effective interventions to respond to the COVID-19 emergency and begin to rebuild.
  • We invite all to join this effort and sign on to these recommendations by Thursday, November 19 at this form.
  • Questions? Please contact: Suzanne Berman (

Inclusive Education & Early Childhood Community of Practice

On November 10, Community of Practice Members met to present key topics about Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and to discuss joint advocacy work and goals. Thank you to all who joined!

Please fill out the google form here to give input on advocacy for inclusive education in emergency settings before the December 4 Education and Disabilities Forum with Education Cannot Wait.

All are welcome! To get involved, please contact: Tom Sabella (


GCE-US Wants to Hear From You!

In partnership with our member organizations, the GCE-US coalition has been able to work towards ensuring universal, quality, inclusive education for all children and youth since 2003. To improve our advocacy and work together, GCE-US is seeking your feedback. Please complete the GCE-US 2020 Member Survey here

Would you like to join the coalition? Express interest today!


Upcoming Opportunities


Take Action

Please contact your Members of Congress in support of global education before December!


What We're Reading


Bedrock of Inclusion: Lessons and Recommendations Learned by Shruti Nallappa & Tom Sabella

Investing in the education workforce is the bedrock of inclusion and critical to ensuring that all children, especially those with disabilities, are given access to education. ActionAid, Education International, Light for the World, and others look at the current state of inclusive education, and the realistic requirements for investing in an education workforce that can support disability inclusive education systems.


World Teachers' Day: "Teachers: Leading in crisis, reimagining the future" by Megan Testen

This year, World Teachers’ Day honored teachers with the theme, "Teachers: Leading in crisis, reimagining the future." The day honors and celebrates the teaching profession worldwide, takes stock of achievements, and draws attention to the voices of teachers, who are at the heart of efforts to attain the global education target of leaving no one behind.


Investing in Our Future in a COVID Complex World by Megan Testen

At the World Bank Civil Society Forum, we joined ECDAN, ChildFund International, Light for the World, PATH, Save the Children International and UNICEF, with support from OSF, to highlight the impact of major disruptions in services for the nurturing care and development of all young children as a result of COVID-19, presented a new Cost of Inaction for Young Children tool, and identified pathways to increase investments for young children.



Thank you, Congresswoman Lowey!


GCE-US thanks Congresswoman Nita Lowey for her decades of dedication to international basic education. She will retire from Congress in January after 32 years of service, throughout which she consistently prioritized quality, universal education for all. 

We thank Congresswoman Lowey for her leadership, support, time, and dedication to the betterment of education for all. Thanks to her advocacy and commitment, more children around the world, including girls, marginalized groups, children with disabilities, and young people in conflict settings, have the opportunity to learn and grow to their full potential.  

Together, the global education community thanked Congresswoman Lowey on October 9, 2020. Read more about the event here.


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