Education

9Takeaways from JEEMain2017Exam

Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main) is the most sought-after entrance examination of the country. As it is the qualifying exam for JEE Advanced, the gateway to admission in top engineering colleges of the country like IITs, NITs, IIITs and CFTIs. JEE Main being a very competitive exam requires a lot of effort for preparation. In 2017, more than 12 lakh ... Read More »

How Betsy DeVos is quietly erasing Obama’s education legacy

US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos came into the Education Department with a bold vision: that parents should be able to send their kids to school wherever they wanted, by way of government-funded vouchers. Nine months later, she’s made little progress on that goal. But her Education Department has made other, quieter changes that affect millions of students. Many of ... Read More »

Room to Read: Bringing in change through education

New Delhi: A team of 600 people spread across nine states. One vision that binds them together—bringing quality to education. Room to Read, a non-profit for children’s literacy and girls’ education with a presence across Asia and Africa, believes that to bring change in the world, it is important to educate children. The organization says the quality of education imparted in ... Read More »

IMPACTing education

When he is struggling with a difficult class or having a challenging day, Marcus King thinks of a single word: Doctor. “That’s the goal,” King, a sophomore health and physical education major, says simply. Given his involvement in Project IMPACT (Increasing Male Practitioners and Classroom Teachers), King has every reason to believe he’ll reach the zenith of his educational endeavors. ... Read More »

Trump taps Common Core foe as No. 2 at Education Department — but most key positions still vacant

President Trump just tapped as the Education Department’s No. 2 official a former state superintendent of South Carolina who opposes the Common Core State Standards and who in 2016 called Jeb Bush “the only candidate” prepared to be president. Trump announced Tuesday night that he was nominating Mitchell  Zais as deputy secretary of education, one of only a handful of ... Read More »

Building a Model of Sustainable Education in Senegal

In the streets of Senegal, thousands of young boys beg for food and money. Known as “talibés,” the Arabic word for “pupil,” or “disciple,” children between the ages of 6 and 17 wander the city streets for up to 12 hours each day, barely clothed, inadequately fed, in poor health, and living in harsh conditions. They deliver the money to ... Read More »

Education and scientific knowledge linked to increased polarization on scientific issues

(Photo credit: olly) Education and scientific knowledge are linked to increased polarization surrounding controversial scientific issues like evolution, according to research published the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences. “In general, I study how nonscientists understand science and the scientific process, and how they incorporate scientific evidence into their judgments and decisions,” Caitlin Drummond, the lead author of the study, told ... Read More »

Kovind roots for girls’ education

President Ram Nath Kovind arrives for the golden jubilee celebrations of Jesus & Mary College at Chanakyapuri inNew Delhi on Wednesday.PTI/PIB Says it will help create a responsible future generation President Ram Nath Kovind said education of girls will help create a responsible future generation. Institutions of higher learning, he said, must be upgraded to make them “constantly embrace change.” ... Read More »

Kovind roots for girls’ education

Says it will help create a responsible future generation. President Ram Nath Kovind said education of girls will help create a responsible future generation. Institutions of higher learning, he said, must be upgraded to make them “constantly embrace change.” He was speaking on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of Delhi’s Jesus and Mary College. “An educated girl contributes to ... Read More »

Meeting on exams set for tomorrow

Kenya National Union of Teachers Secretary-General Wilson Sossion delivers his speech during a workshop of teachers with disability at Tom Mboya Labour College, Kisumu, on August 25, 2017. Sossion said schools must close to allow students and teachers to participate in the elections. PHOTO | TONNY OMONDI | NATION MEDIA GROUP A major decision on whether or not to close ... Read More »