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World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Index 2015: Countries with the highest proportion of women in further education

A Barbadian athlete celebrates victory at the 2015 Pan Am Games.Reuters<p>The World Economic Forum released its annual Global Gender Gap index on Wednesday.<p>One of the crucial factors in ensuring that the gap between the genders closes as fast as possible is education.<p>So we took a look at the countries …

Gender

Minecraft-themed lessons are here to help your kids learn to code

Learning to code need never be boring, as the clever creativity of code.org’s annual Hour Of Code educational push shows. But this year there’s a new slant to the initiative that could make coding more fun for kids to learn than ever: Minecraft-themed lessons.<p>Minecraft is many things. It’s baffling …

Computer Science

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Keeping children safe from scary images on screens

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The 12 Best Paint Colors for a Kids' Rooms

They'll never get tired of these shades.<p>Painting is a total pain. You have to move all your furniture and tape all the molding and only <i>then</i> can you start putting color on the walls. Good thing these subtle shades will grow with your child — from the terrible twos to the trying teens.

A Totally Legitimate Guide To Decoding Your Baby's Cries

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Parenting

'This yogurt is bananas!' Watch dad delight baby with adorable song remixes

For parents who spend their days at home with their babies, the continuous string of diaper changes and nap times can feel isolating at times. But one dad from Hopatcong, New Jersey, has figured out a way to combine two of his loves — music and his son — to add a bit of fun to his daily …

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Michelle Obama: Fortune's Most Powerful Women show what educated women can do

<i>The following is a transcript of First Lady Michelle Obama’s remarks Tuesday night at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit in Washington, D.C.</i><p>Well, …

Michelle Obama

Could You Get Into Oxford? University Releases Tough Interview Questions

Oxford University is notoriously difficult for getting into, with prospective students being asked to think out of the box by interviewers if they …

Oxford University

Top teachers share their secrets

Stop and take a moment to remember the best teacher you ever had. If you are lucky enough to identify someone, what qualities did that person …

Teaching

Award-winning Afghan refugee whose tent school empowered a thousand girls

Aqeela Asifi, a refugee in Pakistan, worked tirelessly to set up a school and educate the girls in her community, helping to shift entrenched gender roles<p>When Aqeela Asifi accepted the Nansen refugee award in Geneva this month, the 49-year-old Afghan teacher appeared with her husband, Sher …

Middle School

Nobel Peace Prize Winner And Campaigner For Free Education Went To Private School

Nobel Peace Prize winner and advocate for free, compulsory education Malala Yousafzai was educated in a private school set up by her father.<p>In a …

Education

Smithsonian

The unorthodox productivity hacks of Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg

Approaching their ambitions with a single-minded intensity, none works less than 70 hours a week, including weekends, even at the expense of aspects of life other people value.<p>However, being armed with a strong idea, determined to be the best, and supported by a superhuman work ethic pays off: Mark …

Bill Gates

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8 TED talks that can help boost your productivity

Tapping your productivity in ways you never have before takes unconventional thinking.<p>Reaching optimal productivity is about working smarter, not …

Top Ten TED Talks on Storytelling and Filmmaking

<i>This post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational events, screenwriting competitions and the annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship program, connecting screenwriters with agents, managers and</i> …

Filmmaking

10 Great Math Apps for Kids

These fun apps will reinforce basic arithmetic concepts and spark a love for learning math.<p>When it comes to teaching your kids math skills, you've done it all: quizzes over breakfast, extra homework help, bedtime stories that sneak in math concepts. If you're looking for new, clever ways to help …

Mathematics

The Age When Your Child’s Brain Stops Learning

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The Brain

Free Classroom Resources at the Tap of a Finger

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Education Technology

'No! No, he didn't Mommy!' Hilarious moment a tearful toddler obsessed with Adam Levine discovers the Maroon 5 singer got married

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Seven Tips to Foster Your Toddler’s Budding Independence

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University open days: don't be scared – be prepared

For those going through university applications, open days are in full swing. James Connington explains how to get the most from your visit<p>The new academic year is under way and Year 12 pupils – first-year sixth formers – are embarking on the final period of their educational careers so far, marked …

Letters from Student on the future of education

Which is the world’s best university?

California Institute of Technology has been crowned the world’s top university by Times Higher Education in its rankings for 2015-2016.<p>The index …

Higher Education

Preparing Students For A Modern Economy

<b>Preparing Students For A Modern Economy</b> by <b>Terry Heick</b>Doing some reading (and listening) on competency-based education recently, I was both intrigued …

Higher Education