Discovery Education Celebrates UNESCO’s International Day of Education
Education Is A Human Right
In 2018, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed January 24 as International Day of Education, recognizing that the key to a sustainable future is inclusive and equitable education for all the people of the world, regardless of current affairs or historical context.
It’s troubling enough to consider even a single young person being denied the right of an education, yet, according to UN figures, “about 265 million children and adolescents around the world do not have the opportunity to enter or complete school” (2018).
Thus, International Day of Education is not just a celebration of the universal power of learning, but, more importantly, it is a reaffirmation of our responsibility as global citizens to ensure that each and every person receives agency through adequate education. And in the year 2020, there has never been more opportunity to do just that!
The Power of Discovery
As the global leader in standards-based digital curriculum resources for K–12 classrooms worldwide, Discovery Education is thoroughly committed to providing user-friendly, standards-aligned resources that empower young people all over the world on their personal journeys of learning, by providing educators with a rich library of resources that make coursework come to life.
Through an ever-growing body of educational and supplemental resources, Discovery Education is revolutionizing the potential for global education with everything from award-winning digital techbooks to interactive multimedia content to the largest professional development community of its kind in the world.
Corporate Education Partnerships
In collaboration with a diverse portfolio of likeminded corporate partners, Discovery Education has been able to greatly enrich the scope and scale of its program offerings. By working with big brands, social impact organizations, sports leagues, and non-profits, it is now possible to bring real-world learning directly into the classroom, giving students the opportunity to shine in their own unique ways.
The Discovery Education network provides a breadth of educational programs which can be applied to courses of every kind, supplemented by an extensive selection of resources for educators, students, and parents.
Explore the diverse list of programs with standards-aligned resources for Science, STEAM, Technology, Financial Literacy, Social and Emotional Learning, Career Readiness, Health and Wellness and more. Many of these programs also feature project-based learning opportunities through student challenges. Currently open challenges include the Innovation Generation Making for Good Challenge, the CITGO Fueling Education Challenge, the 3M Young Scientist Challenge and the Ignite My Future in School Ignite Innovation Student Challenge.