Education reforms are needed to improve student achievement and boost lagging labor force productivity. The business community could benefit, but is deterred by higher taxes.
The House Ways and Means Committee approved expanding the child tax credit and higher education tax breaks. In other tax news, H&R Block offers a map outlining state income tax requirement to help same-sex couples' IRS filings.
Sixth-graders at more than 300 New York City public schools will have Patterson's book 'Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life' made available to them.
Public school teachers in Brazil often work at more than one school in order to cobble together a full-time pay check.
Most public school students in Brazil are in class for about four hours each day. In an effort to get more kids studying full-days, cities like Rio are rushing to build more schools.
Primary school quality in the world's No. 7 economy ranks below impoverished Haiti. But galvanizing Brazilians to boost education for all is no easy task.