PRB Topic Feed: Education/Topics/Education.aspxFamily Planning and Girls’ Education: Antidotes to Climate Change A few years ago, environmental activist and author Paul Hawken recruited a large team to assess and model practical solutions to climate change, based on available data and research from numerous sources. The results are summarized in Drawdown, a book edited by Hawken that identifies 100 substantive ways for people, governments, and companies to reduce the pace of global warming over the next 30 years. 07/11/2017/Publications/Articles/2017/Family-Planning-Girls-Education-Climate-Change.aspxdbf85ccc-dc71-46e0-bafc-87bd2917fe1eCollege Enrollment Rate Increases, but Financial Challenges Bring UncertaintyFrom increasing tuition costs and debt to declining levels of student grants, young adults from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds face a combination of financial challenges to attending college. 11/20/2008/Publications/Articles/2008/collegeaccess.aspxd065690b-3555-44fa-805c-ac3559a29177Progress and Setbacks Toward Education For AllThe major factor inhibiting universal education is the lack of financing in developing countries, according to UNESCO's <em>2010 Education For All (EFA) Global Monitoring Report</em>. 05/12/2010/Publications/Articles/2010/educationforall.aspxc7f3ab48-3ad9-4a95-b376-92ded12e8944Despite Wide-Ranging Benefits, Girls' Education and Empowerment Overlooked in Developing CountriesNumerous studies have demonstrated the positive impact of girls' education on child and maternal mortality, health, fertility rates, poverty, and economic growth. Yet, less than 2 cents of every dollar spent on international development is directed specifically toward adolescent girls.04/27/2010/Publications/Articles/2010/girlseducation.aspxb8836276-2545-45c4-a84d-c54b46d4cf59Minorities Overrepresented Among America's 'Disconnected' YouthThe rising number of minority "disconnected" youth in the United States (teens ages 16 to 19 who are both out of school and out of work) is prompting concern among analysts and policymakers. 08/20/2004/Publications/Articles/2004/MinoritiesOverrepresentedAmongAmericasDisconnectedYouth.aspxad4b6a86-3f73-4ee7-96b8-57d8bd5997afLittle Sign of Financial Aid for Asia's PoorThe World Summit on Sustainable Development seeks to lift millions out of poverty and protect the environment. A key issue is funding for development programmes in countries that are home to the poor of Asia. 06/10/2002/Publications/Articles/2002/LittleSignofFinancialAidforAsiasPoor.aspxa28e9d9d-6e6f-4a6d-b02f-8f13eec324a6College Education Benefits Some More Than OthersMost American schoolchildren hear about the importance of a college education from parents and teachers beginning in elementary school. A new study finds that getting a college education is even more valuable for students from disadvantaged backgrounds&mdash;those who are least likely to attend.09/13/2010/Publications/Articles/2010/ushighereducationreturns.aspx9fb46a17-da0d-423c-a54e-0a0af020c2f3Foreign Students Still Coming to U.S. UniversitiesThe latest statistics confirm that U.S. universities still attract throngs of foreign students, despite the struggling economy here and in students' home countries. In fact, international students inject an estimated $20 billion into the U.S. economy each year, though mostly in tuition and living expenses.12/14/2010/Publications/Articles/2010/us-foreignstudents.aspx80cab089-fbc0-49ed-9271-386e12e13158Rural Southern Children Falling Behind in Well-Being IndicatorsA new Population Reference Bureau analysis shows that, while children in rural areas of the Southern U.S. match their urban Southern counterparts on several measures of well-being, these children lag in other important categories such as percentage in poverty.02/01/2005/Publications/Articles/2005/RuralSouthernChildrenFallingBehindinWellBeingIndicators.aspx74ff04f6-640d-4d36-8a73-b509447eec8aBetter Educated, More Diverse Work Force in Store for U.S.The United States now has the most highly educated work force in its history, thanks to recent gains by women and African Americans. During the next decade, for the first time, the majority of new workers are expected to be women, and 41 percent are expected to be members of racial and ethnic minorities.08/01/2000/Publications/Articles/2000/BetterEducatedMoreDiverseWorkForceinStoreforUS.aspx6973188c-1930-42ad-a2de-52079675ada7