Skip Navigation
We use cookies to offer you a better browsing experience, provide ads, analyze site traffic, and personalize content. If you continue to use this site, you consent to our use of cookies.

Educator Resources for Learning About Education Worldwide

Reports and data to help you understand the state of education worldwide and advocate for students and educators
Published: May 2020

Education: From disruption to recovery – In March 2020, COVID-19 pandemic forced schools to close worldwide, creating the most severe global education disruption in history. This UNESCO site has wealthy information on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on schools, inspiring stories from students and educators on coping and continuing to learn during the lockdown, news and resources on prioritizing education recovery.

global education tracker screenshot

COVID-19 Global Education Recovery Tracker —The COVID-19 Global Education Recovery Tracker, jointly developed by Johns Hopkins University, the World Bank, and UNICEF, captures ongoing information about the global status of schools, teachers, and students. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted education for 1.6 billion children around world. The information from the tracker can help build back a more resilient education system.

Global Education Monitoring Report (GEM Report) — The Global Education Monitoring Report is an editorially independent, evidence-based publication that serves as an indispensable tool for governments, researchers, education and development specialists, media, and students. It has assessed education progress in some 200 countries and territories on an almost annual basis since 2002. All GEM Reports are available here.

UNESCO Educational Practice Series — This site publishes a series of booklets about commonly applicable educational practices identified by researchers. Educational Practices Series 34: Education and Covid-19: Recovering from the shock created by the pandemic and building back better synthesizes the research done by Dr. Fernando M. Reimers on the impact of Covid-19 on education and of education policy responses during the pandemic.  To learn more about this research, click here.

World Inequality Database on Education — The World Inequality Database on Education (WIDE) highlights the powerful influence of circumstances, such as wealth, gender, ethnicity, and location, over which people have little control but which play an important role in shaping their opportunities for education and life. It draws attention to unacceptable levels of education inequality across countries and between groups within countries, with the aim of helping to inform policy design and public debate.

graphic image of many diverse hands supporting the earth

Addressing Racism Through Global Competence  — Learn more about global competence and see how you can help students investigate the world, recognize perspectives, communicate ideas, and empower them to take action on issues related to race, racism and social justice.

Mapping the Nation — The site provides a robust research tool for grades 4-12 to link the local to global in your classroom.

Are you an affiliate?

Jump to updates, opportunities, and resources for NEA state and local affiliates.
hand sanitizer

Safe and Just Schools in 2022 and Beyond

NEA is here to ensure we rebuild schools with an emphasis on equity, return to the school safely, protect the most vulnerable students, and help educators navigate their rights and responsibilities amidst the COVID-19 crisis.
National Education Association

Great public schools for every student

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.