World's poorest children missing out on pre-primary education

Eight in 10 of the world's poorest children—almost 50 million boys and girls—are missing out on vital education in the first few years of their life because of a chronic lack of funding in pre-primary education, according ...

How religion can hamper economic progress

Religion hampered the diffusion of knowledge and economic development in France during the Second Industrial Revolution (1870-1914), according to research by Mara Squicciarini of Bocconi University recently published in the ...

Parents, not schools, hold the key to maths success

Parental influence has a far greater impact on a child's attainment in mathematics than any factor related to school environment, a new study published today from the University of Sussex reveals.

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