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Fact-checking Donald Trump’s first presidential address to Congress

Highlights from Donald Trump’s first speech to Congress. Jobs, taxes and business “Since my election, Ford, Fiat Chrysler, General Motors, Sprint, Softbank, Lockheed, Wal Mart, and many others have announced they will invest billions and billions of dollars in the United States and will create tens of thousands of new American jobs.” Some of these […]

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Find out where your country ranks for education.

The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a triennial international survey which aims to evaluate education systems worldwide by testing the skills and knowledge of 15-year-old students. In 2015 over half a million students, representing 28 million 15-year-olds in 72 countries and economies, took the internationally agreed two-hour test. Students were assessed in science, […]

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Boys are being outclassed by girls at both school and university, and the gap is widening

The Economist magazine published an article on “The Weaker Sex”, under their general topic heading of “Gender, education and work”, which indicates teenage boys are being left behind by girls. Until the 1960s boys spent longer and went further in school than girls, and were more likely to graduate from university. Now, across the rich […]

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The best place in the world to be a working woman. The Glass Ceiling Index.

The Economist Magazine asks “Where is the best place in the world to be a working woman?” IN SOME countries International Women’s Day on March 8th is a public holiday. But it is too early to relax efforts to increase equality for working women. The Nordics are still out in front, according to our latest […]