Month: January 2016

Why do we bother with qualifications?

Why do we bother with qualifications?

by Simon FieldSenior Analyst, OECD Directorate for Education and SkillsAfter all, they are just pieces of paper with fancy script and impressive-looki ...
Joining the battle against extremism

Joining the battle against extremism

by Andreas SchleicherDirector, OECD Directorate for Education and Skills Whoever has a hammer sees every problem as a nail. Those in the security busi ...
21st Century Children

21st Century Children

by Tracey BurnsOECD Directorate for Education and Skills Manuela FitzpatrickMA in International Relations at Science Po, Paris."My son was accepted in ...
Can students be overconnected?

Can students be overconnected?

By Francesco AvvisatiAnalyst, OECD Directorate for Education and SkillsIn the pursuit of happiness, Aristotle famously wrote “Meson te kai ariston”: m ...
Knee Pain 101

Knee Pain 101

CNN interviews an orthopedic surgeon at Emory: Mild injury as a child leads to chronic changes as we get older: ...
Is the gender gap in higher education widening?

Is the gender gap in higher education widening?

by Dirk Van DammeHead of the Innovation and Measuring Division, Directorate for Education and SkillsShare of female bachelor’s graduates by fiel ...
Myeloma Patients Have New Hope Thanks to New Treatments – WSJ video

Myeloma Patients Have New Hope Thanks to New Treatments – WSJ video

Medical scientists have made major advances in treating different types of cancer in the past decade, but perhaps none more so than the blood cancer k ...
“Here we are with all the time in the world”

“Here we are with all the time in the world”

"Here we are with all the time in the world" is my favorite song from the last Deep Purple album. The band apparently applies the same principle to re ...
The trends shaping the future of education

The trends shaping the future of education

by Tracey Burns and Rebecca LavinsonDirectorate for Education and SkillsDid you ever wonder if education has a role to play in stemming the advance of ...
Want to improve your health? Go to bed 1 hour earlier

Want to improve your health? Go to bed 1 hour earlier

Resolution Solutions: Dr Roizen suggests 4 simple resolutions that can leave you feeling younger, healthier, and more energetic in the new year: ...