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Michelle Obama: World Bank to Devote $2.5B to Female Education

The World Bank plans to set aside $2.5 billion during the next five years for projects promoting female education in low-income countries, first lady Michelle Obama announced Wednesday in Washington. She said the investment is a powerful statement of belief in the power of education to transform the lives and prospects of millions of girls worldwide, as well as the prospects of their families, their communities, and their countries. It is also "an affirmation of these girls'...

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