USAID PRIORITAS is a five year USAID-funded project designed to improve access to quality education for children in Indonesia. USAID PRIORITAS is part of an agreement between the Governments of the United States of American and the Republic of Indonesia.

Media Prove Air Pollution Impacts

This young teacher is willing to discuss things at great length with colleagues at the Teachers Working Group (MGMP) in order to come up with new ideas. Having found an idea, she is willing to spend hours browsing on the internet in the hope of…

Reading Culture Encourages Students to Produce Their Own Books

The reading culture developed in SMPIT Raudlatul Jannah, Cilegon, has been successful in making its students skillful in writing.

IDR 20 Billion for USAID PRIORITAS Dissemination Program

Ten USAID PRIORITAS partner districts in North Sumatra have agreed to allocate funds amounting to Rp. 20 billion for the implementation of the dissemination of training programs.

MI Asih Putera's Comprehensive Approach to Developing a Reading Culture

MI Asih Putera has a comprehensive program to developing a reading culture. The following are a number of activities they have developed as explained by the MI Asih Putera school principal Iis Siti Aisyah SS.
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  • Book Carts Promote Reading Culture

    Thursday, 29 October 2015 | 08:15 WIB
    In the USAID PRIORITAS training Module II, Unit 14a was the starting point of a reading culture program implemented in SMPN 13 Binjai. Turning reading into a part of a school’s culture requires more than just resources.
  • Silent Reading With "Bazookas"

    Monday, 26 October 2015 | 08:00 WIB
    I approached one of the students in Class VIII-1 at SMPN 1 Cihampelas during their lesson because they did not look as active as the other students. "Alika, it seems like you have no enthusiasm for your studies.
  • Compulsory Reading Periods - 10 and 45 minutes - at SDN 1 Semarang

    Thursday, 22 October 2015 | 08:15 WIB
    The reading culture program at SDN 1 Semarang, Banjarnegara, is divided into two parts. First, students must read for 10 minutes at the start of every school day. Secondly, on every Thursday, everyone in the school is required to read for 45 minutes.
  • The School Committee is a Partner

    Monday, 19 October 2015 | 14:00 WIB
    Thomas Nanulaitta works normally as a professor of theology at a college for prospective pastors in North Sumatra. His love of education led him to become the treasurer of the school committee.
  • Aceh Students Invite Pupils to Play Snakes and Ladders to Classify Animals

    Monday, 12 October 2015 | 08:15 WIB
    Zia and Husniati, two students at on the Primary School Teacher Training Course at Unsyiah, explained the learning media, which they were demonstrating by using dice. The Animals Classification Snakes and Ladders media is for teaching fourth grade science.
  • Making a Rubber Band Powered Boat using Plastic Bottles

    Thursday, 08 October 2015 | 08:15 WIB
    Students enjoy studying outside the classroom because they think doing so once in a while relieves the monotony. This is even more the case when studying science. Simple, practical activities make learning science much more fun.
  • Measuring Water Flow from School Taps

    Monday, 05 October 2015 | 08:15 WIB
    "Children, in our math class today we will discuss the measurement of volume," said Nani Muryati, S. Pd., grade six teacher at SDSN Sumampir Cilegon, as she started the lesson. Then she asked: "If a water tap can discharge 100 liters of water within 20 minutes...
  • Transparency Leads to Outstanding Progress at MIN Pattiro Banggae

    Thursday, 01 October 2015 | 08:00 WIB
    Transparency and accountability regarding the school budget, as well as involving community participation in the madrasah’s programs, has sparked rapid progress at Madrasah Ibtidaiyah Negeri (MIN) Pattiro Banggae, in Banggae Village, Mangarabombang Sub-district, Takalar District.
  • Mergers Guarantee School Quality

    Monday, 28 September 2015 | 08:00 WIB
    The Teacher Management and Deployment program (PPG) in Kuningan is being implemented with policies concerning the deployment of civil servants, the redeployment of structural civil servants as teachers, adjusting the number of students per class...
  • Throw the Dice, Look For a Rhyme

    Thursday, 24 September 2015 | 08:15 WIB
    Eka Vashanti Lubis, SPd, teacher of Class IV-B at 050728 Tanjung Pura, teaches her students to recognize and remember rhymes by playing with dice.
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