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Business and Education Executives Just Don't See Eye to Eye

John M. Eger | Posted 04.13.2014 | Education
John M. Eger

Recent reports by Gallup and the Lumina Foundation, said that 'A significant perception gap (exists) between business and academic institution leaders when it comes to assessing the workforce preparedness of today's college graduates.'

Missing $20 Trillion: An Interview With Jose Antonio Ocampo on Tax Havens

The Morningside Post | Posted 04.07.2014 | New York
The Morningside Post

José Antonio Ocampo, former Finance Minister of Colombia and World Bank presidential candidate, sat down with for a frank interview on the importance of international tax regulation as a necessary global public good.

Joy Resmovits

And The World's Best Problem-Solvers Are...

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

American students are barely above the average of 44 countries and economies in problem-solving skills, far behind teens in Asia, according to the fir...

David and Goliath: A Blueprint for Reforming American Education?

Curtis Valentine | Posted 03.28.2014 | Education
Curtis Valentine

The frustration surrounding America's inability to "fix" our education system to outperform the world highlights what Gladwell calls "the limits of power."

Who Are the Social Entrepreneurs of 2014?

Hilde Schwab | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Hilde Schwab

We have moved from ignorance about this new entrepreneurial field to polite interest, and on to a real desire to cooperate on the part of political leaders and large companies.

Why We Need to Act Now on Risks to Water

OECD | Posted 03.21.2014 | Green
OECD

History is full of lessons for how water crises could have been avoided or better managed. On World Water Day, this March 22, I urge governments to act now so that history will show that we took resolute action when needed, rather than leave us with costly regrets.

World Water Day: Getting More Crop Per Drop

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 03.20.2014 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Modern irrigation practices can help improve crop productivity and yields. Unfortunately, irrigation is also the source of excessive water depletion from aquifers, erosion and soil degradation.

'Renzie,' Italy's New Premier, Grabs the Reins: Can a Young Man Run a Country Dominated By the Old?

Marco Morosini | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics
Marco Morosini

Waiting 30 years for "big reforms" that never came, Italy should immediately lower full voting rights from 25 to 18 and electoral right to the Senate from 45 to 25. This would enhance political stability and justice for all

What's the Difference? Try Our International Women's Day Quiz and Find Out!

OECD | Posted 03.10.2014 | Impact
OECD

By Patrick Love "How abominable before God is the Empire or Rule of Wicked Woman, yea, of a traitress and bastard." That's the opening of John Knox...

A Compassionate and Holistic Economy, Where Local Is Global

Thierry Dufay | Posted 02.28.2014 | Impact
Thierry Dufay

What if we swap minimum wage with minimum existence? The essence should be a good and beautiful life. For people and for planet.

G20 Finance Ministers in Need of Some Old 'Know-how': Jobs and Decent Wages

Sharan Burrow | Posted 02.21.2014 | Business
Sharan Burrow

Listening to optimistic talk of an economic recovery among the world's financial elites is a bit like hearing a smoker describe their latest heart attack as they light up another cigarette.

Technology or Teachers?

Kathy Kemper | Posted 02.19.2014 | Education
Kathy Kemper

There is no silver bullet that will enable the U.S. to catch up, and it has been clear for some time, moreover, that simply throwing money at schools is not the answer.

Peter S. Goodman

Some Nations Prove They're Actually Not Failing Their Students

HuffingtonPost.com | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 01.24.2014 | World

Like children headed home with their report cards, the nations of the globe recently received grades on the educational achievement of their students ...

Jan Diehm

Surprising Test Results For Some Of The World's Richest Students

HuffingtonPost.com | Jan Diehm | Posted 01.24.2014 | World

The WorldPost has gotten the first look at the math scores of students at every socioeconomic decile from the 65 countries that participate in the Pro...

Philanthropy as an Asset Class

Jeremy Balkin | Posted 03.16.2014 | Impact
Jeremy Balkin

Perhaps if the wealthy started thinking about how they give in the same vein as how they invest, we would make major inroads and solve big problems.

Greece at the Helm of the EU, an Irony in the Making

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 03.08.2014 | World
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

It is ironic that Greece, in the throes of its debt crisis, is preparing to assume the presidency of the European Union officially as of January 8. Pa...

Pensions at a Glance -- Compare Your Country

OECD | Posted 03.08.2014 | Money
OECD

What percentage of GDP is spent on pensions? At what age are people exiting the labor market? What is the poverty rate for those over 65?

It's Time to Reform Farm Support

OECD | Posted 03.04.2014 | Business
OECD

Global food demand is rising so fast that farmers are beginning to have trouble keeping up. Projected world population growth, coupled with the new eating habits of a rising middle class, are likely to continue putting pressure on prices and boosting farm income levels for years to come.

In Search of Elusive Growth: Making the Most of R&D Tax Incentives

OECD | Posted 03.02.2014 | Business
OECD

Finding new sources of growth right now is tough. Innovation -- which fosters competitiveness, productivity, and job creation -- can help but with budgets stretched to the limit how can governments boost innovation in their economies?

Eight Graphs Showing American Exceptionalism

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 02.26.2014 | World
Howard Steven Friedman

I prefer looking at this subject from a data point of view, asking where America is "exceptional" compared to other wealthy countries where I am using the definition of "exceptional" to mean "unusual." This definition does not make a distinction about better or worse.

Expecting More: Rigor and Excellence in Our Classrooms

Isiah Thomas | Posted 02.23.2014 | Education
Isiah Thomas

We owe it to our children and ourselves to demand higher expectations and a system where all stakeholders, from the state house to the school house are held accountable when it comes to education.

Catalyzing the Landmark G8 Commitment

George Vradenburg | Posted 02.22.2014 | Fifty
George Vradenburg

After the G8 event, it seems that the world is finally getting serious about beating a disease that has been rightly identified as the 21st century's "ticking-time bomb."

Migration, Inequality and Development: Why International Cooperation Is Needed

OECD | Posted 02.18.2014 | World
OECD

Migrants are all too often viewed as a problem in destination countries when they can and should be seen as a potential solution to inequality in and between nations.

How Will US Policymakers Respond to Our Falling PISA Test Scores?

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 02.18.2014 | Education
Esther Wojcicki

Hysteria. That is what I predict will be happening in education circles next year. 2014 may turn out to be frightening for education in America: We w...

Are Current School Reforms Imperiling Long-Term Gains?

Jack Jennings | Posted 02.18.2014 | Education
Jack Jennings

A blizzard of education reports and studies appears every year. This swirl of information, analysis, and commentary -- some of which is contradictory -- makes it difficult to understand the condition of America's public schools. In short, are the schools getting better or worse?