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Norway prioritises aid to support girls’ education, but forgets the jobs

Can education meet girls’ challenges in development countries? Not on its own, according to researchers behind a new report. They call for more goal-oriented measures to combat inequality.

Ten ways to prevent school refusal

Are you struggling with getting your child to school? Here is some advice on what you should do as a parent – and what you should not do.

Jobs and paid-for schooling can keep Tanzanian girls from early marriages

Women living in the poorest parts of any city need policies that create employment opportunities and offer girls an alternative choice to marriage.

Life and death – just a regular Tuesday

For student nurses, interacting with patients is the most effective way to learn.

Pupils from elite schools still rule

The “Old Boys” club still controls the UK.

Young people use prescription medicine to boost academic performance

Student: “You either succeed or you’re nothing.”

Citizen science: How you can help scientists

Scientists need you! Sign up for a citizen science project and help to make all of us that little bit smarter.

Kids with rich grandparents do better in school

Having rich grandparents can clearly make a child’s life materially easier. But now it appears that wealth may also affect a child’s grades in school.

Tablets enhance play by taking toddlers on a digital adventure

Tablets do not necessarily make children passive or sedentary. In a Danish nursery, a group of scientists, educators, and education consultants have studied how digital technologies can be used to enhance playful activities.

Entrepreneurs must save the countryside

Norwegian and Czech scientists are collaborating to get more people to stay in the countryside. That's why they organized courses for entrepreneurship. "It's all about 'forcing' people to see new opportunities," says one of the researchers.