Education

Fischer named dean of education at St. Scholastica

Brenda Fischer Brenda Fischer has been named dean of the College of St. Scholastica’s School of Education. She replaces Jo Olsen, who retired after serving in the position for 11 years. Fischer earned a doctor of education in teaching and learning from the University of Minnesota. She previously served as chairwoman of the education school’s undergraduate programs and the Elementary ... Read More »

As Cost Of Education Rises, Unpaid Student Loans Surge

NPAs due to students not paying back their loans spiked to over 10 per cent Mumbai: Despite increasing number of students not paying back their loans spiking NPAs to over 10 per cent, lending continues for higher education with the disbursals topping Rs. 20,000 crore in fiscal 2017, according to a report. Banks and other lenders together disbursed around Rs. ... Read More »

Poonch: Pakistan’s mindless shelling scars education in schools of Jammu and Kashmir

Loud thumps of heavy shelling has silenced the school lessons in unison. Bearing the brunt of of ceasefire violations by the Pakistani troops, a school premise was greatly tarnished recently. Education in the area is orphaned due to destruction that has become an everyday affair. Faquir Dara School in Karmara sector of Poonch district was heavily damaged due to continuous ... Read More »

Number of UK degree students receiving firsts soars

Graduates celebrate at Warwick University. From 2017-18, tuition fees will rise to £9,250 a year. Photograph: Russell Boyce/Reuters One-third of UK universities and colleges are awarding firsts to at least 25% of their students, four times as many as five years ago, figures show. In 2015-16, 50 institutions gave at least one-quarter of degrees the top grade, while 10 awarded ... Read More »

Education professor receives $1.4 million grant to develop elementary school e-books

Chancellor’s Professor Carol Connor has been awarded a $1.4 million, four-year grant from the Institute of Education Sciences to develop and test a series of digital books that embed strategies to improve reading ability for students in grades 3 to 5. The project involves designing and evaluating e-books that will help children gain a deeper and more integrated understanding of ... Read More »

7 Convincing Reasons That Students Need Technology in Classroom

Technolog­­­­y– a word that is ruling the modern times with its unparalleled services and unbelievable possibilities. We have come to a point where it has become almost impossible to drag ourselves away from this new-generation companion. Nowadays, technology has stepped in into classrooms as well. More and more schools and coaching institutes are opting for technology in classrooms for enhancing ... Read More »

House Committee Considers Education Spending Bill That Trims Trump’s Cuts, Drops Funding for Private Choice

House lawmakers are set to consider an education budget that makes some cuts to the Education Department, though much smaller than what the Trump administration put forth, and does not include sweeping funding the president wanted for new private school choice programs. President Trump had proposed cutting the agency’s overall budget by about $9 billion and adding $1 billion in ... Read More »

Dear Dr Kasturirangan, Reforming Indian Education Is Not As Tough As It Looks

Dear Dr Kasturirangan, As the former chairperson of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), I’m sure you are no stranger to shouldering big responsibilities. Even then, your current responsibility, as the head of the panel to draft the National Education Policy, perhaps dwarfs everything else. Because it has the power to transform India. It is much easier to improve the position ... Read More »

Generation Z is starting university – but is higher education ready?

Change is coming and this new generation of students is leading it. Photograph: Alamy We all know that there’s a change coming in higher education, and it’s not only government agencies and Brexit driving it. A new digitally innate generation of students is just beginning to enter our universities, prompting the question: are we ready for this influx of industrious, ... Read More »

Centre constitutes committee to revamp minority education

The Minority Affairs Ministry has constituted an 11 member committee to revamp the minority education in India. The panel has suggested setting up of more than 200 schools and 25 colleges to overhaul the education system for minorities. The panel has submitted its report to the minority affairs ministry suggesting that the new schools should follow the CBSE syllabus. Students ... Read More »