education

School gender gap still yawns wide, threatening 2015 education goal, UN reports

In a “good news-bad news” review on the gender gap in education, a new United Nations report today shows more youngsters than ever going to school, but with millions of girls still excluded, a “quantum leap” – and an extra $5.6 billion a year in international aid – are needed to reach the goal of universal primary schooling by 2015.