2nd Quarter 2021 Report
Check out what we did together this quarter.
Drawing attention to the brutal impacts and creating a sense of urgency for a safe and effective return to in-person classes was (and will remain) in the center of our attention.
After nearly a year and a half of schools closed because of the Covid-19 pandemic, 22 states finally decided to resume in-person classes last quarter. Still, Brazil is one of the world record holders for closed school days. The damage is not just for learning. The impact, as we have highlighted, is most cruel for the poorest families. In this scenario, producing knowledge, mobilizing, monitoring is critical. It's crucial. And for that, we seek to occupy spaces and raise debates with the widest possible spectrum of actors, always with the urgency that the moment imposes on the scenario of Basic Education in Brazil.
We participated in a meeting with governors, managers and entities to strengthen a national pact for a gradual, safe and effective return. We also built training, articulation and advocacy initiatives to improve the quality of Public Basic Education, with the support of important partners. We monitored the progress of vaccination among professionals in the education sector, the positioning of decision makers in the debate on safe return to school - themes that were at the center of the agenda along with issues on budget, homeschooling, internet access and the lack of a centralized articulation and able to move us forward.
We work with governors, managers and entities to strengthen a national pact for a gradual, safe and effective return to classes. Our launch of the Commitment to Education Program, among other objectives, aims to support municipal managers in resuming classroom classes and strengthening the educational system in the post-pandemic period. In addition, we released the unpublished report with the OECD, which, among other issues, drew attention to the brutal impacts of the pandemic and the need for a corresponding response.
Our mission is to change change for real the quality of Basic Education in Brazil, and for this we produce knowledge, compile and analyze data and information, make diagnoses, and, always based on evidence, formulate public educational policies. In recent months, we have consolidated and published guiding reports that elucidate and present paths for Basic Education in Brazil.
STUDY OF TECHNOLOGIES FOR AN EQUITY EDUCATION: A NEW HORIZON FOR BRAZIL
We launched with D3E (Data for a Democratic Debate in Education) and the Transformative Learning Technology Laboratory, at Columbia University (USA), the study “Technologies for an education with equity”. The study uses the guidelines of Educação Já! to recommend a new strategy for the use of technologies in Brazilian Education. Four areas are deepened throughout the document: the definition of a national strategy, the training of people, educational data and inputs. The Covid-19 pandemic has made an in-depth debate about the role of technology in Education even more urgent. And the report shows how pedagogical practices with technological support go beyond remote learning. So that Brazil is prepared to deal both with emergencies and with everyday life, the publication emphasizes the urgency of this debate so that it reaches a national level strategy providing a broad, participatory, democratic and scientific knowledge-based educational technology.
REPORT ON EDUCATION IN BRAZIL – AN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE
The OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development), with technical support from Todos Pela Educação, produced the report Education in Brazil: an International Perspective, which provides a detailed analysis of the performance of the Brazilian educational system in relation to comparatively relevant countries, including those of Latin America. The document also proposed ten steps for the country to improve the quality and equity of educational outcomes.
TECHNICAL NOTE: NATIONAL EDUCATION SYSTEM
In order for Brazil to have a National Education System, we developed the Technical Note that defends the system and brings essential points to your institution. The Technical Note brings guiding dimensions for the proceedings in the National Congress, in order to qualify the debate on the regulation of the (SNE).
In order to support managers and decision makers with accurate information and analyses, we publish several documents and take a stand on key issues and events in the sector over the past few months.
We release a preliminary analysis of the approval of the Annual Budget Law, the LOA, for 2021. In it, we point out that without consolidated data it is not feasible to talk about cuts or increases for Basic Education, but if the National Congress approves non-compliance with the Golden Rule, there would be a readjustment of 1.7% in the MEC budget compared to 2020 – indicating a real decrease in the budget when corrected for inflation.
Occupying spaces in the public sphere in order to prioritize the debate about the importance and urgency of quality Basic Education in Brazil is one of the focuses of our work.
GOVERNORS PACT IS FUNDAMENTAL FOR THE SAFE RETURN OF CLASS CLASSES
We inaugurated our monthly column on Poder 360! With the article by our executive president Priscila Cruz about the governors' pact for the return to in-person classes.
NATIONAL EDUCATION SYSTEM
The survey by Todos, FGV e Movimento Collabora on the urgency of creating a National Education System was cited in a column by journalist Renata Cafardo at Estadão.
JOINT TODOS AND HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH INITIATIVE
The joint initiative of Todos and Human Rights Watch on the failure of the Brazilian government to respond to the educational emergency in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic had great repercussions.
TECHNOLOGIES FOR AN EQUITY EDUCATION
An article by TLTL, a laboratory at Columbia University, on the study “Technologies for an Education with equity: a new horizon for Brazil”, produced with the support of Todos, was featured in Nexus.
REPORT ON EDUCATION IN BRAZIL
Olavo Nogueira Filho, executive director of Todos, spoke to G1 about the report produced by the OECD with the support of Todos: “Brazil will have serious difficulties in moving forward if it does not shed light on inequality in Education”.
In recent months, we have witnessed the aggravation of the already known and debated challenges for educational management brought about by the pandemic. The lack of coordination on the part of the public administration and the delay in combating the direct and indirect effects of the crisis further reinforce the need for mobilization and action on the part of civil society.
Therefore, in a webinar, we launched the Legislative Agenda, a document with recommendations on what should be at the center of attention of the National Legislative in 2021, so that Congress can contribute decisively to the present and future of Education Brazilian basic. A combination of urgent and structuring agendas to help qualify the debate and encourage parliamentarians to discuss and advance what evidence shows to be a priority for the Country in Education.
COURSE MANAGEMENT AND PUBLIC POLICIES IN EDUCATION
Todos Pela Educação and Fundação Getúlio Vargas together held the Management and Public Policies in Education Course, focusing on parliamentary advisors from the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate.
COMMITMENT TO EDUCATION PROGRAM
In partnership with party foundations and municipal entities from all over Brazil, Todos launched the Commitment to Education Program, a supra-party initiative, focused on disseminating “Educação Já Municipalities”.
UNICEF BRAZIL AND ALL FOR EDUCATION
We also participate in LIVE Educação Já! And for everyone!, who dealt with equity on Education Day, alongside Italo Dutra, head of Education at UNICEF in Brazil.
EDUCATION COURSE ALREADY MUNICIPALITIES AND COMMITMENT TO EDUCATION SEAL
Finally, we launched the Educação Já Municipalities Course, in which municipal managers can guarantee their participation free of charge. The training offers technical support for the construction of a plan to reopen the schools, in parallel with the structuring of a quality educational system in the municipality. In addition, it will present inputs that will help managers to organize a work plan for the Departments of Education. Those who complete all the steps will be awarded the “Commitment to Education Seal”. The project is part of the Commitment to Education Program.
DONATE A+ SEAL
We got top marks and received the Doar A+ seal, provided by Instituto Doar to highlight civil society organizations that work with professionalism and transparency.
From the door in:
We made the implementation of the workplace, a transformation in the way we communicate internally that aims to get everyone together and connected! With this, we gain a common online environment, effective and affectionate, which respects and does not invade the personal lives of employees.
To keep our team engaged, the Diversity Committee provided the team with a Think Olga / Think Eva training on “Unconscious Biases”. It was an enlightening moment, in which we dealt with important themes such as machismo, capacitance and homophobia. Change starts from within!
Thank you very much!
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