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A World Bank-implemented project is improving the quality of teaching and the learning environment at a school in Niger. "I love my school because it is here that I learned to read," says Mariama, 10. Photo by: Mouslim Sidi Mohamed

At a school in Malawi, students are enjoying play time at recess. Unfortunately, sometimes recess lasts all day because the teacher doesn’t come to work.

In a classroom in Armenia, students are receiving grades for their ability to repeat memorized text, with textbooks dominating the learning process rather than teacher instruction and innovation, leaving graduates unprepared for a competitive work environment.

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