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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – President-elect of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, announced on Thursday (November 22nd) the nomination of the Colombian-born philosopher Ricardo Vélez Rodríguez, as the country’s new Education Minister. Rodríguez is currently professor...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After heated discussions among Congressional representatives and between lawmakers and protesters, the Chamber of Deputies’ special committee created to discuss the project Escola Sem Partido (schools without political parties)...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Le Sallay International Academy is offering a unique concept aimed at providing quality education for children aged 10 to 14 seeking opportunities for academic excellence, but reside in places...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - During a visit to Brazil this week, Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 for her fight to defend girls' education, celebrated her 21st birthday...
By Melissa Van Brunnersum, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In April, Rio's Secretariat of Education and the energy giant Shell launched the educational project, NXplorers, which aims to develop sustainable solutions to water, energy, and food usage, as...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Over 17.3 million children under the age of fourteen live in poverty in Brazil, according to a report released on Tuesday by the Abrinq Foundation, a non-profit organization which...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The NGO RioSolidario celebrated the ten year anniversary of its children’s education space in Complexo da Maré, having served over 2,000 families in this period from the Vila do João...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Casa do Jongo, an award-winning Afro-Brazilian cultural center located in the neighborhood of Madureira, in the Zona Norte (North Zone) of Rio de Janeiro, has reopened after briefly closing for...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Students from Rio de Janeiro’s State University (UERJ) prepared for the first day of classes on Tuesday received disappointing news on Monday night, as university officials announced that the start...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Since being implemented in 2014, Brazil’s National Education Plan (PNE) has reached only six of the thirty goals for 2017, according to the Observatorio PNE (PNE Observatory). The organization, formed...
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