Topic : Education

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    Should schools have common standards?

    The Common Core State Standards Initiative (or Common Core) is a quintessentially American approach to… more

  • A student reads Koran at a madrasa in Dhaka. Forum Article

    Improving higher education: lessons from Bangladesh

    Faced with pressure of an increasing number of students, education quality has been a central concern for… more

  • To match Feature IRAN-SANCTIONS/GADGETS Forum Article

    10 facts about internet use in the Middle East

    Qatar’s Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (ictQATAR) published a new full length study on… more

  • Swiss Economy Minister Doris Leuthard is silhouetted against a Swiss national flag as she speaks during the party’s convention at the cable car station on the top of Saentis mountain Forum Article

    Six ways to fix gender inequality at work

    Switzerland is one of the world's most successful economies, scoring highly in areas from innovation to… more

  • Reynolds High School students observe a moment of silence during graduation ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Portland Forum Article

    How failing tests can help us learn

    Teachers give tests to find out what their students know. But tests do a lot more than that and can have a… more

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    How India can tackle the blight of sexism

    Value and visibility are the two things women must have when we talk of gender equality, women’s… more

  • Construction takes place on The Shard building as visitors pose on the balcony at One New Change in London Forum Article

    It is up to us all to beat gender stereotypes

    Next year is the 20th anniversary of the World Conference on Women in Beijing, which set out an… more

  • A woman reads a book on Filopappou hill opposite the Acropolis in Athens Forum Article

    Top 10 most gender equal countries in Europe and Central Asia

    The top five ranked countries in the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap 2014 Report, published… more

  • Booth assistant checks out a video game of BTD STUDIO Co. Ltd. and Quattro Media Corporation with a mobile phone during Tokyo Game Show 2006 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan Forum Video

    2095: The year of gender equality at work, maybe

    In nine years of measuring the global gender gap, the world has seen only a small improvement in equality… more

  • A girl whose parents work in a brick kiln is watched by her teacher as she reads from a blackboard in a class in an open air school at Krishnadevpur village Global Shapers Article

    How to close the gender gap? Go to the villages

    Here in the Wayanad district of Kerala, India, we are transforming an entire village into the… more

  • An Indian girl cracks stones into little pieces during her work at the banks of Mahananda river in … Forum Article

    How children are standing up for their rights

    The British social reformer, Eglantyne Jebb, once noted that the only international language that the world… more

  • Jayla studies on a computer at the shelter where she lives in Los Angeles Global Shapers Article

    How to close the gender gap? Use technology

    Despite encouraging signs of progress, the statistics are clear: there is a gender gap and women are behind… more

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    Does free childcare help women back to work?

    Over the last 20 years, early childhood education and childcare for the under-fives has become a major… more

  • A woman uses her mobile phone to download books in a free mobile library in central Kiev Forum Article

    Six ways the internet of things will affect our jobs

    As the internet of things starts to underpin more and more industries, businesses… more

  • A little girl is asleep in a classroom in Haiti. REUTERS/Kena Betancur Forum Article

    3 things you can learn in your sleep

    If someone suggested you play music or light a scented candle while you slept to better remember what you… more

  • Children sit during a morning assembly at a school Forum Article

    Do good things come to those who wait?

    It’s an iconic test of willpower: sit a child down in front of a marshmallow, tell the child that he/she… more

  • Palestinian schoolchildren attend a class at a U.N.-run school in Dir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip, on the first day of the school year Global Shapers Article

    How to close the gender gap? Education

    Kathmandu, Nepal’s cultural and financial capital, is by most measures the most progressive city in the… more

  • India school girl Global Shapers Article

    How to close the gender gap? Start at school

    Over my years of involvement with school health programmes in India, I have found that  incorporating… more