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Almost half of EU pupils study vocational programmes

Of the 22 million pupils in the European Union (EU) studying at upper secondary level in 2015, more than 10 million (or 47%) were enrolled in …

Europe

An innovative introductory economics course at Stanford is now free online

Econ 101, the introductory college economics course that is often held in overcrowded lecture halls packed with half-asleep freshmen, is finally getting a facelift.<p>At the front of the class is Raj Chetty, a 38-year-old economist who publishes some of the field’s most intriguing papers year after …

UC Berkeley

Vocational Education May Be Better Strategy Than College For Many Americans: Study

More Americans have college degrees than ever before, but a new paper suggests college may not be the best strategy for many young people.<p>A new …

How Canada became an education superpower

<b>When there are debates about the world's top performing education systems, the names that usually get mentioned are the Asian powerhouses such as Singapore and South Korea or the Nordic know-alls, such as Finland or Norway.</b><p>But with much less recognition, Canada has climbed into the top tier of …

6 Lessons From My Doomed Marriage

By<p>Apr 24 2017, 5:13 PM<p>She stroked my leg under the table in the Student Union. I liked that, so I married her. I’m serious. This is what I’m like; I …

Vocational education provides skills needed for long-term, meaningful work

<i>Peter J. Taylor, president and chief executive of Zenith Education Group, which acquired more than half the campuses of the now defunct Corinthian Colleges, argues in favor of robust vocational training. — Danielle Douglas-Gabriel</i><p>For too long, the prevailing attitude in America has been that the …

Higher Education

Everyone seems to agree globalization is a sin. They’re wrong.

DAVOS, Switzerland<p>The World Economic Forum this year feels like an exercise in ritual self-flagellation, which — as with the old Christian practice of fasting and whipping one’s own body — is supposed to purify the sinful nature of man. The sin, of course, is globalization, which everyone now seems …

Economics

Five-hour workday? Sign us up: 8 people changing the way we work in 2017

<b>(Obak via Shutterstock)</b><p>Everything from a shortened workday to paid vacation to getting rid of job titles<p>W. M. Akers<p>January 15, 2017 4:59pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on OpenWork.<p>Over the last 10 years, companies across the United States and abroad have embraced worker happiness as the …

Russian Observers For US Elections A ‘PR Stunt’: State Department

Even as relations between the United States and Russia face increased turbulence, the U.S. State Department has said that the country is welcome to …