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  • No ‘back to school’ for ‘lost generation’ of refugee children in Mideast: Europe must respond

    SIRIUS Statement on Urgent Response for the Education of Refugees 13 million children are being denied their right to an education because of the wars in the Mideast, according to the UN. In fact, 1 in 2 Syrian refugees are actually children (2.2 million). 1 in 4 schools in Syria have closed since the conflict and 52,000 teachers have left […]
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  • SIRIUS Final Conference Report: Making schools matter for all

    Education remains a critical element of government policy in the twenty-first century. A society with strong educational outcomes will have a better chance for economic and social development, and realize the potential of its citizens. Strong education systems allow societies to become equitable and meritocratic at the same time in a balanced way, facilitating both social mobility and inclusion. Education […]
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  • England: African Caribbean Diversity

    We recognise the links between the underachievement of second generation children in education and the resulting difficulties they had getting into the labour market. In order to tackle this, since 2003 we have been running a Mentoring and Enrichment Programme that aims to close the attainment gap between children with a migrant background and native children, particularly for those of low-income families. Our overarching objective is to improve the social mobility of state-schooled children of African and Caribbean descent through mentoring by City workers.
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  • SIRIUS participation at the International Conference on Early Childhood Education and Care & Early Language Learning

    On 17th December will take place in Reggio Emilia (Italy) the International Conference on ECEC & ELL organized by the EU Italian Presidency. Miquel Àngel Essomba will be there representing SIRIUS and chairing a workshop on ECEC & migration.
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