In March 2016, Teach For All launched the Communities of Practice, providing a platform for alumni from across the global network with similar career pathways to build relationships and further their work by sharing and discussing each other’s successes and challenges. While individuals’ local contexts are unique, the nature of the challenges the alumni are addressing in their countries is often similar.
On April 20, 2017, Teach For All and the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution co-hosted a roundtable following the recommendation included in the Education Commission’s Learning Generation report, which calls for more concerted support and investment in a global education ecosystem.
Enseña Perú alumna Marcia Rivas’s experiences as a teacher led her to understand the barriers children with disabilities face in attaining an education that is designed to meet their needs and enable them to fulfill their potential. Trained as a lawyer, Marcia made the switch from the courtroom to the classroom in order to address the underlying causes of social injustice rather than its effects.
On October 7, Teach For All hosted a session at the Civil Society Policy Forum, as part of the World Bank Group and IMF Annual Meetings in Washington D.C.
TIME Magazine published a co-authored opinion piece by Teach For All CEO and Co-founder, Wendy Kopp, and Chair of the Global Partnership on Education, Julia Gillard, on the importance of developing local leadership in building and sustaining successful education systems.
The International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity’s (The Education Commission) report, “The Learning Generation: Investing in Education for a Changing World,” presented at the United Nations on Sunday evening, includes recommendations for investment in leadership development contributed by Teach For All.
From July 28-31, 2016, over 200 people gathered in Puebla, Mexico, for Global Innovation MX.
On April 27, Teach For All participated in a panel at the seventh International Finance Corporation’s Global Private Education Conference in Hong Kong.
During October’s IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings in Lima, Peru, Teach For All hosted a panel at the Civil Society Policy Forum highlighting the critical role leadership development must play in improving the quality of education around the world.