Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to creating sustainable development. In addition to improving quality of life, access to inclusive education can help equip locals with the tools required to develop innovative solutions to the world’s greatest problems.

Over 265 million children are currently out of school and 22% of them are of primary school age. Additionally, even the children who are attending schools are lacking basic skills in reading and math. In the past decade, major progress has been made towards increasing access to education at all levels and increasing enrollment rates in schools particularly for women and girls. Basic literacy skills have improved tremendously, yet bolder efforts are needed to make even greater strides for achieving universal education goals. For example, the world has achieved equality in primary education between girls and boys, but few countries have achieved that target at all levels of education.

The reasons for lack of quality education are due to lack of adequately trained teachers, poor conditions of schools and equity issues related to opportunities provided to rural children. For quality education to be provided to the children of impoverished families, investment is needed in educational scholarships, teacher training workshops, school building and improvement of water and electricity access to schools.
UN Sustainable Development Goals

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2020
Wednesday, April 29th
10:15 AM

Every Student Succeeds Act

Pranav Manoj '22, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Samantha Gong '22, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Adriana Rodriguez '22, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

10:45 AM

Anti-Transgender Bills

Inga Pavilionis '22, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Em Johnson '22, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Nathan Brodsky '22, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Educational Disparities Around the World

Julie Lima '22, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Isabella Chen '22, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Music Tutors

Natalie Hulseberg '22', Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Ava Puchitkanont '22, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Laila Walton '22, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

StayUp

Saanvi Chellikani '22, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Sri Voora '22, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Ian Mangan '22, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Storm Stern '22, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

11:15 AM

Know Your IX

Morgan Johnson '22, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Brogan Long '22, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Ariela Asllani '22, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Riches to Resources

Kyler Yu '22, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Kavin Suhi '22, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Rujuta Durwas '22, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Vids.edu

Alexander Williams '22, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Emily Wei '22, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Luke Davis '22, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
William Bogdanowicz '22, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

11:20 AM

The Correlation Between Virtual Teaching Methods, Literacy Rates, and Economic Growth

Sarah Hill '22, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Edwin Alcantara '22, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

11:20 AM - 11:35 AM