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Julia Gillard: 'Speak out for education.'

<i>Global Partnership for Education</i><p><i>As the UN prepares to host the General Assembly and the Global Goals for Sustainable Development Summit, I talk to Julia Gillard, former Prime Minister of Australia and Chair of the Global Partnership for Education about the Goals, the role of technology in education</i> …

In Focus: Education and Training of Women

Education and Training of Women<p>A girl or a woman in school is realizing her fundamental human right to an education. She also has a far greater shot …

Educate women and their community will prosper. Deny them education and the world will suffer | Julia Gillard and Cate Blanchett

We both grew up in Australia, where our education provided strong foundations to meet our potential as female leaders. Millions of girls throughout the world deserve the same chance<p>“If you educate a man, you educate one person. If you educate a woman, you educate a nation”. It’s an often heard …

Donald Trump Reveals His Best Public Speaking Tip On The Tonight Show

On Friday night’s <i>Tonight Show</i> Jimmy Fallon turned to his guest, Donald Trump, and said, “What’s refreshing about you is you’re off the cuff…you go out with no notes.”<p>One of the ways I evaluate speakers is to listen to how others react to the speaker and what they choose to highlight about that …

Julia Gillard puts spotlight on girls' education as vital to global economy

More than 58 million children around the world are missing out on a primary school education and the majority of them are girls, the former prime minister Julia Gillard has said.<p>She said that while improvements had been made, more resources were needed for education programs to help children in …

What Administrators Can Do to Promote a Reading Culture

Dear administrators,I have been pleading with teachers for a few years to please help students become passionate readers. I have given as many ideas …

Here's How We Can Help Educate and Empower Millions of Marginalized Girls Worldwide

MAPUTO -- Girls should be right at the center of the upcoming Oslo Summit on Education for Development. I applaud Norwegian Prime Minister Solberg's determination that we must do more to ensure every girl will be in school and learning by 2030.<p>During the fifteen years of the Millennium Development …

Today’s Girls, Tomorrow’s Future

In the West Bank and around the world, ensuring girls get the education they deserve<p>What happens when you educate a girl?<p>When you train her teachers, …

Sleep Scientist Says Starting Work At 10 A.M. Is What Nature Intended

Getting up any earlier is basically torture.<p>A sleep scientist in England just confirmed what we already knew: getting to work before 9 a.m. is torture.<p>"Staff should start at 10 a.m.," Paul Kelley, an honorary clinical research fellow at Oxford University's Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience …

Harvard linguist points out the 58 most commonly misused words and phrases

In his latest book, "The Sense of Style," Harvard cognitive scientist and linguist Steven Pinker explores the most common words and phrases that people stumble over.<p>The book is like a modern version of Strunk and White's classic "The Elements of Style," but one based on linguistics and updated for …

5 Powerful Reasons To Have More Confidence In Your Public Speaking

Contrary to what many people feel, public speaking is a classic example of a function learned through practice. Great speakers are made not born. As are just plain old good ones. And, of course, it’s an invaluable management and career skill.<p>I can speak from experience on the subject, having had …