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World Makes Stunning Progress in Education of Young Children

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Uganda schoolOver the past 12 years, the world has made stunning progress toward the goal of having more children attend primary school.

In sub-Saharan Africa, enrollment in primary school is up 18 percent; and globally, we added 37 million kids to school rolls, an increase of 35 percent — a huge achievement.

Countries have made progress on this UN Millennium Goal by abolishing school fees, building schools in remote areas, switching the language of instruction to the one the children actually speak and giving families incentive to send children to school.

In some countries, parents who keep their girls in school get sacks of food from the World Food Program.

(READ the story at the NY Times)

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