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Michelle Obama calls for changing cultural norms that keep girls from school

The Hechinger Report – Jon Marcus

“Increasing access to education for girls worldwide requires first changing laws and cultures that make women unsafe, First Lady Michelle Obama told an international conference of educators. “If we truly want to get girls into our classrooms, we need to have an honest conversation about how we view and treat women in our societies,” Obama told the World Innovation Summit for Education…The annual WISE conference brings together in Doha some 2,000 education advocates from around the world.”(more)

UK girls’ education campaigner wins global prize

BBC News – Sean Coughlan

“The founder of a UK campaign to promote education for girls in Africa has been awarded a major international prize. Ann Cotton, who launched the Campaign for Female Education (Camfed), has been named as the WISE Prize laureate at an education summit in Qatar.” (more)

Environmental awareness workshop series for schools

Gulf Times – Staff Writer

“The Sustainability Champions programme touches upon the themes of energy, water and waste management and hopes to help offset Qatar’s high carbon emissions and water consumption by educating young students on environmental sustainability.” (more)

WISE set to explore future of education

Gulf Times – Staff Writer

“The fourth annual World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), scheduled from November 13 to 15 at the Qatar National Convention Centre, will have the theme ‘Collaborating for Change.’”(more)

Teachers and education leaders discuss ‘best practices’

The Gulf Times – Staff Writer

“Teachers, education leaders and policymakers took part in a dialogue on how to improve best practices in schools across the country at the Qatar University’s Fourth Annual Action Research Conference held recently.” (more)