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Image caption Not everyone can be a high achiever. The "forgotten middle", people who get average grades at school and who never shine in the office have been given a voice at the TED Women conference in Palm Springs. Social activist Danielle Moss Lee took to the stage to speak up for them, asking teachers and employers to find ways for them to contribute more. "Those at the top get noticed and those at the bottom get extra help but no-one really thinks about the kids in the middle who make up the majority.". Such people can make valuable contributions at school and in the office but often "check out" because they are overlooked. Image caption Danielle Moss is happy to have been an average student Full story

2 December