Action for Education (EDUCA), PLAN Dominican
Republic, and PREAL released the second education report card on the Dominican
Republic in Santo Domingo on November 9. The launch featured an address by
PREAL Co-director Jeffrey Puryear and attracted over 80 participants, including
Vice Ministers of Education Víctor Sánchez and Adarberto
Martínez, Director of Evaluation Ancell Scheker, Director of the Dominican
Institute of Research and Evaluation on Education Quality (IDEICE) Leo
Valeiron, Director of Economic Studies David Lapaix, USAID Education Officer
Jana Wooden, IDB representative to the DR Manuel Labrado, and representatives
of NGOs, universities, the private sector, and the media, among others.
The report card, entitled El reto es la
calidad (Quality is the Challenge) highlights the
achievements and challenges of the Dominican education system in terms of
coverage, quality, equity, teacher training, investment, and management, and
emphasizes changes observed since the last report card in 2006.
The blog post on the Report Card and
event in Santo Domingo is now live on both the English and Spanish pages. The
link to the English page is: http://prealblog.blogspot.com/2011/11/quality-is-challenge-report-card-on.html .
We also put a link to the article on the Dialogue home page (http://www.thedialogue.org/),
publications page (http://www.thedialogue.org/page.cfm?pageID=32&pubID=2795 ),
and on the sidebar on the PREAL page of the Dialogue website (http://www.thedialogue.org/page.cfm?pageID=144).