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Children are robbed of the right to education worldwide – but we can help

As the 'Bring back our girls' campaign and the attack on Malala have shown, basic education is routinely denied to children. International efforts can begin to right this wrong<p>Attacks on education have become visible in our world. The shooting of Malala Yousafzai, who was shot for daring to go to …

Filtering A New Idea: A Book That's Educational And 'Drinkable'

From the outside, "The Drinkable Book" looks like a normal book. It's about an inch or two thick, with 20 pages. But these pages do a lot more than convey information. Each page also serves as a water filter, a valuable tool for preventing waterborne illness in the developing world. Globally, about …

Why Asian Nations Dominate Global Education Rankings

Last week, Pearson Education released its annual global educational performance report. Once again, their findings provide a roadmap for teaching students in the 21st century and for why Asian nations are racing ahead.<p>Building on their last report, which I covered here, one of Pearson’s key …

The truth about Finland’s education miracle

Does Finland have the best schools system in the world? There are many who think so, pointing to its place atop the PISA league tables and explaining this success by the supposed lack of Swedish-style competition. So why is Britain copying Sweden, runs the argument, with these private ‘free …

It's College Savings Day: Are You Saving Enough For Your Children's Education?

Happy College Savings Day! Get it – <i>today is 5/29</i>? Just like the 529 College Savings Plan. Okay, silly joke, but seriously, are you saving enough for your kid’s college?<p>Today is a great reminder to make sure that parents are saving enough for their children’s education. We know that student loan …