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Waking Up to the Need for Education Reform

(92) Comments | Posted March 15, 2011 | 12:49 PM

When the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development international education study showed the US coming in 14th in reading, 17th in science and a disappointing 25th in math, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan called the results "a massive wake-up call." President Obama said in his State of...

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Global Gender Action Plan to Increase Equity and Growth

(0) Comments | Posted November 4, 2010 | 4:20 PM

For all the progress women have made around the world, too many "gaps" persist -- the wage gap, poverty gap, education gap, technology gap, access-to-capital gap. By closing those gender gaps, we can increase both equity and growth -- and do it without breaking the bank.

In a world...

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The World's Women Are Still Left Behind

(29) Comments | Posted March 8, 2010 | 6:42 PM

"Women are just men without money." On International Women's Day it is worth remembering Nobel prize-winning economist Paul Samuelson's 1975 quip because, sadly, it's still relevant today. Only 30 percent of the world's formal workforce is made up of women. Women make only 10 percent of world's income and own...

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