Approval of the New FUNDEB
After years of discussion, the new FUNDEB (Brazilian Fund for Basic Education, or Fundo de Manutenção e Desenvolvimento da Educação Básica e de Valorização dos Profissionais da Educação) is approved. The fairest model - with more funding for those who need it most - was a direct result of the production of knowledge, political action, and mobilization that Todos Pela Educação fostered on the issue.
Brazilian Teacher-Training Guidelines
The National Curriculum Guidelines (DCNs) for Teacher Training are approved. That's the first step in transforming initial teacher training focused on the practical challenges of everyday school life. Todos Pela Educação was active in the debate and contributed to developing the guidelines.
Launch of the Educação Já! Initiative
We launched Educação Já! (Portuguese for Education Now!), an non-political initiative that we led by bringing together various experts, movements, and institutions with urgent public policy recommendations the government could implement to secure a qualitative leap for Education.
When we turned a decade old, we launched the “Educação: Agenda de Todos - The trajectory of Todos Pela Educação 2006-2016”.
The Todos Pela Educação Act in Congress
To commemorate our decade of endeavors, we led a 10-years of Quality Public Education Act for the organization in the Brazilian Congress, with the participation of students, teachers, members of parliament, public managers, and organizations.
Five Attitudes for Education
To support and encourage families to provide more support to students' school days, we launched the "Five Attitudes for Education" initiative. From it, we elaborated material to stimulate dialogue between children, young people and their families.
National Education Plan (2014-2024)
After pending for almost four years, the current National Education Plan (PNE) was approved in Congress. We helped elaborate and discuss the Plan's 20 goals.
National Education Plan (PNE) Observatory
While the PNE (2014-2024) was pending in Brazil's Congress, Todos Pela Educação coordinated the creation of the PNE Observatory: a portal for constant monitoring of the Plan's results - one of the precursors among the platforms for monitoring and analyzing Education data.
Todos Pela Educação's ABC Test inspires national assessment
The second edition of the ABC Test has a larger and more representative sample of the country and its regions. It inspired the the National Literacy Assessment (Avaliação Nacional de Alfabetização – ANA), which came to fruition two years later as the first official instrument to monitor learning during early school years.
After five years of existence, we launched "Todos Pela Educação - 5 Anos, 5 Metas, 5 Bandeiras", (5 Years, 5 Goals, 5 Lines of Action) which summarizes the trajectory of the organization and the founder's contributions.
First literacy assessment
We led the initiative of the Brazilian Post Literacy Cycle Assessment (ABC Test). Until then, Brazil had never evaluated children's literacy levels at the beginning stages of elementary school. Another important step towards improving learning policies.
Creation of Reduca
We coordinate the creation of the Latin American Network of Civil Society Organizations for Education (Reduca) that articulates institutions from 15 countries. This coordination was one of the fruits of the International Congress: Education, an urgent agenda, promoted by Todos in the same year.
5 Lines of Action
We introduced 5 of our new Lines of Action—key policies for achieving the 5 Goals:
- Teacher training and careers;
- Definition of learning targets;
- Relevant use of external assessments in educational management;
- Improvement of Educational management and governance; and
- Expansion of students' exposure to learning.
Compulsory education from age 4 to 17.
Todos worked with the government to institute Constitutional Amendment (EC) No. 59, which extends compulsory permanence in Basic Education. Before the amendment, the mandatory range was from age 6 to 14.
Less-limited funds for Education
Ensuring more federal funds for a longer duration dedicated to Education was another of EC 59's victories. That was possible thanks to the decision to gradually rescind the discontinuation of the country's revenues for Education until it was finally extinct in 2011.
Eye on Goals
Launch of the first Eye on Goals, a follow-up report on our 5 Goals, an substantial incentive towards the culture of society monitoring Basic Education.
Education Development Plan (PDE)
The commitment letter was the basis of the Education Development Plan (Plano de Desenvolvimento da Educação – PDE0, launched by the Ministry of Education (MEC) that year. The Basic Education Development Index (IDEB) is its biggest indicator, the main reference in monitoring the progress in the quality of Basic Brazilian Education.
Launch of Todos Pela Educação
Presentation of the Todos Pela Educação Commitment Letter, which named the organization, and our 5 Goals for Brazilian Education, with a deadline for 2022 - an allusion to the 200 years of Brazilian Independence.