Boys 'at Greater Risk' Than Girls of Falling Behind in School: Report

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'Male students are "at greater risk" of falling behind in school or dropping out than female students in many countries around the globe, according to a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) report released on Thursday.

Female students generally encounter more barriers to accessing education than male students, the report from the Paris-based UNESCO said. But male students "face increasing challenges" to completing their education, with poverty and child labor both serving as contributing factors in some regions that can pull boys off their educational paths.

Jeremy Booth, the director of communications at the nonprofit Childhood Education International (CEI), told Newsweek there have "rightfully" been increased efforts over the last several years to provide greater access to education for female students.'

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