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By Dorah Feliciano, Contributing Reporter BRASILIA, BRAZIL – A week after massive protests against government budget cuts in education, Brazil’s Economics Ministry announced on Wednesday that it was transferring R$1.588 billion of its reserves to the Ministry of Education. With...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Minister of Education, Ricardo Vélez Rodriguéz, said that the federal government will start to apply gradual changes in history textbooks to change how the coup d’etat of 1964...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Friday, March 8th, students of Rio-based NGO EduMais were visited by a team of business leaders from Cambridge University’s Judge Business School MBA program as part of a...
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...

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