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New education minister starts work

Wales' new Education Minister Huw Lewis starts his first full day in the job after a reshuffle prompted by the resignation of Leighton Andrews.

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 survey released Tuesday found.

Education spending: how does the UK compare?

Despite the financial crisis, spending on education as a percentage of GDP rose between 2008 and 2010. Get the full data on how UK spending compares to other wealthy countries as well as the impact of the spending • Get the data • Read analysis from education editor Richard Adams A report analysing education trends in industrialised countries "comes at a time when youth unemployment keeps policy ...

U.S. spends big on education, but results lag many nations: OECD

By Stephanie Simon (Reuters) - The United States is one of the world's biggest spenders when it comes to education, but with much of the money flowing to the wealthiest students, the country is losing ground to other nations from pre-school through college, according to a report released on Tuesday on educational progress around the world. The United States spends 7.3 percent of its gross ...

Education: a provincial expenditure priority | Business Recorder

Education in Pakistan has never received the funding that has been suggested by a host of international agencies including the United Nations that has recommended to developing countries to invest at least 2 percent of its Gross Domestic Product on education.