OECD

6 alarming facts about poverty in America that you might not realize are true

Everyone knows that poverty exists, but by the very nature of economic inequality in America, if you’re not living in poverty or close to it, it’s …

Poverty

World governments launch international alliance to eradicate coal by 2030

Anti-Coal Alliance<p>The UK and Canada have come together to launch an international partnership, in the hopes of advancing efforts to transition away …

Climate

Have a Happy Thanksgiving, America, But When It Comes to Eating Poultry, Israel’s Still in the Lead

Remember that great line in Rocky? The one where the fighter turns to Adrian and quips “for you it’s Thanksgiving, for me it’s Thursday?” That’s what …

Jewish Culture

These 5 countries produced nearly all the top communication tech of the last few years

OECD recently released its Science, Technology, and Industry Scoreboard, detailing how countries rank in adopting tech like AI and more.<p>From …

Smart Cities

Oil & Gas News (OGN)

Iraq crude exports to US through October top all of 2016<p>HOUSTON<p>Iraq's crude exports to the United States this year are on pace to reach a nine-year …

Oil

Singapore Wealth Firms Weather Tax Transparency, Minister Says

Singapore’s wealth management industry hasn’t seen a meaningful exodus of funds as a result of recent moves to adopt new global standards for tax …

Business

Budget 2017: Funding for AI, 5G and digital skills

<b>Chancellor Philip Hammond said he wanted to secure Britain's position as a world leader in technology and innovation as he delivered his Budget.</b><p>It included more money for artificial intelligence and the development of 5G networks.<p>There will also be funding to put driverless cars on UK roads by 2021.<p>…

Brexit

‘Working-class children get less of everything in education - including respect’

Interview Diane Reay grew up on a council estate, the eldest of eight, and became a Cambridge professor. Now she wants to talk about inequality in education<p>When Diane Reay, Cambridge University professor of education, started researching her book about working class children’s experiences of …

Education

Singapore teens have social skills as well as smarts, study suggests

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> Singapore's teens can add another feather to their caps.<p>Not only are they the best in the world when it comes to science, math and reading, a new international education assessment suggests they have the best social skills.<p>The findings on students' collaborative problem-solving …

Education

Public School Teachers Are Absent Too Much, Says Charter School Think Tank

Have you ever heard of media bias?<p>I don’t think many so-called journalists have.<p>At least their editors haven’t or perhaps they just don’t …

Education

Singapore set for tax hike: What could it be and when?

SINGAPORE: A rise in the goods and services tax (GST) is one way the Government could raise revenue to finance the country’s spending needs, though …

Economics

Zombie Firms Roam Europe Because Banks Help Keep Them Undead

If some companies keep milling around even after they should have long been dead, it’s because banks keep giving them fresh blood.<p>So-called zombie …

Business

OECD school report: Asians top of the class at teamwork

High-achievers such as Singapore and Korea are used to acing the Pisa study in math, reading and science, now they can add teammwork to their …

Education

Singapore students are best team players: PISA study

SINGAPORE<b>:</b> Singapore students are the best in the world when it comes to working in teams to solve problems,<b>according to the results of a global</b> …

Education

It’s time for moderates to moderate the tax bill

A handful of GOP senators — some conservatives and some moderate — have the ability to choke off a rotten tax bill. If they are inclined to reinforce their reputations as principled pols who care about policy, they will insist on a major reworking of the tax bill.<p>The first order of business should …

Politics

Survey ranks Japanese children's problem-solving skills near world-best

A 2015 survey of 52 countries and economies ranked Japan second behind Singapore in collaborative problem-solving skills among 15-year-old students, …

Education

Australian students in top 10 on problem solving: PISA

by Robert Bolton<p>Australian schools perform strongly on a new global ranking which measures students' ability to work in teams.<p>The PISA Collaborative …

Education

What Does an International Assessment Tell Us About Collaborative Problem Solving?

| No comments<p>Many of the teachers and students who have written for this blog have described projects in which students worked in teams to solve …

Education

Budget 2017: the truth about corporate tax cuts

Description Businesses in London and across the UK pay the lowest headline corporation tax rate in the G7Credits Dan Kitwood/Getty ImagesAlt Text …

Economics

Synchronized Global Growth May Have Arrived

The number of countries in recession has dropped to its lowest level in decades.<p>Exposure to foreign markets boosted companies’ bottom line.<p>Enthusiasm …

Economy

Innovation and Prosperity in an Age of Transition

Digital technology has vastly expanded the ability to manage complexity in global supply chains at low cost.<p>A subset of countries endowed with …

Innovation

Pisa: UK does better than expected in collaborative problem-solving – rankings at a glance

Singapore has topped the league table for how well teenagers work together in groups to solve problems – and the UK did better than expected, the …

Education

What will the Autumn Budget hold for Britain's SMEs?

With just days to go until Chancellor Philip Hammond steps up to the dispatch box to deliver the first Autumn Budget in over two decades, small …

Personal Finance (UK)

UK commits billions to 'industries of future' to ward off Brexit shocks

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday announced 4 billion pounds of spending on research and development and regional growth strategies, setting out plans to help the economy grow after Brexit.<p>Amid stiff international competition, Britain is looking to carve out a new global role …

Brexit

British workers more skilled than ever – but in the wrong things

Britain is full of highly educated workers with skills that do not match the jobs available, meaning a large chunk of the labour force is failing to match its potential, a new report has found.<p>As many as 40pc of workers are either overskilled or underqualified for their jobs, while 40pc are also …

Education

Life is Good in Iceland, According to OECD

Iceland comes first in many measures of quality of life, according to data about well-being released this month by the Organization for Economic …

Iceland

OECD: give adults free lifelong learning in key sectors

The government should waive adult learner loans for students on courses in key sectors to make them more attractive, a new report by the Organisation …

Education

10 Reasons The Stock Market Will Have A Good 2018

<i>The stock market has had a good spurt this year, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 up more than 15%. But as the old saying goes, the market climbs a wall of worry, and the long bull run that began in March 2009 makes some nervous about how long it can last. Nicholas Atkeson and Andrew Houghton, the</i> …

Economy

Even the Irish Are Getting Nervous

“People are respecting our country again, believe me,” said President Donald Trump today before a meeting of his cabinet. He was summing up the results of his 12-day trip to Asia with his typical immodesty, but at least when it comes to his signature domestic policy, the statement appears to be on …

Opinion

Nancy Pelosi Says Tax Cuts Never Create Jobs, Both JFK And Reagan Prove She Is Wrong

Following the passage of the House tax reform bill last week, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi invoked the familiar Democrat mantra that tax cuts …

Economics