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In this Sept. 9, 2013 photo, Dong Linhua, 59, works at his workshop in Shanghai. "I heard that the authorities might postpone the age of the retirement, but I sure hope not, since I've already worked for almost 42 years," says Dong. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

The world braces for retirement crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — A global retirement crisis is bearing down on workers of all ages. Spawned years before the Great Recession and the financial meltdown in 2008, the crisis was significantly worsened by those twin […]

12/30/2013

AP graphic shows scores for PISA test for U.S. and other nations.

Asian nations dominate international assessment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Teens from Asian nations dominated a global exam given to 15-year-olds, while U.S. students showed little improvement and failed to reach the top 20 in math, science or reading, according to test […]

12/03/2013

AP Graphic shows how countries scored in international adult literacy test.

American adults score poorly on global test

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s long been known that America’s school kids haven’t measured well compared with international peers. Now, there’s a new twist: Adults don’t either. In math, reading and problem-solving using technology — all […]

10/08/2013

British Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during a media conference after a G-20 summit in St. Petersburg, Russia on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

World leaders push big companies to pay more taxes

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — It’s time to make Google, Apple and other multinational companies pay more taxes. That’s the message President Barack Obama and the leaders of the world’s leading economies sent to cross-border […]

09/06/2013

Primary school students study in their classroom in Acapulco, Mexico. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)

Mexico heads back to school with flawed textbooks

MEXICO CITY (AP) — As Mexican children trooped back to school on Monday, they had already learned one lesson: You can’t believe everything you read in your textbook. Their new government-provided books are riddled with […]

08/19/2013

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Study: US education spending tops global list

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States spends more than other developed nations on its students’ education each year, with parents and private foundations picking up more of the costs than in the past, an international […]

06/25/2013

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