Education

Mayor appoints former CPS official to Chicago Board of Education

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on Thursday the appointment of Arnaldo “Arnie” Rivera to serve on the Chicago Board of Education. | Provided photo Jacob Wittich @JacobWittich | email Sign-Up for our News & Politics Newsletter  Sign-Up Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on Thursday the appointment of a former top aide to the Chicago Board of Education. Arnaldo Rivera, a former educator ... Read More »

Pentagon told to boost manufacturing engineering education

t’s hard for Babatunde Ogunnaike to contain his excitement at the thought of a new federal grants program aimed at improving the U.S. manufacturing workforce. Last week, President Barack Obama signed the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), a bill setting policy for all activities at the Department of Defense (DOD). Buried within the 969 pages of legislation (S. 2943) is ... Read More »

Universities under fire for gagging former employees

London Metropolitan University has signed settlement agreements with 894 staff since 2011/12. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo Rowena Mason Deputy political editor Friday 30 December 2016 00.01 GMTLast modified on Friday 30 December 2016 00.15 GMT View more sharing options Shares 73 Universities have been accused by the Lib Dems of stifling free speech through the use of “gagging clauses”, after the party’s ... Read More »

Punjabi curriculum: Education officers to be held responsible for defaulter schools in Jalandhar

This year, in November, while celebrating the 50th anniversary of Punjab Day the government had asked the schools to implement Punjabi in schools. (Sikander Singh Chopra/HT Photo) The state government has asked the education officers to send report of the private schools not teaching Punjabi. As per the government instructions the officers will be held responsible if the private schools ... Read More »

Advancing education in challenging times is everybody’s business

Education gives people the skills and tools they need to navigate the world. In a country where education is very expensive and poverty is a hindrance to this needed commodity, the support of all is required in order to advance education in these harsh economic times. Financial limitations Education, according to the late Nelson Mandela, is “The most powerful weapon ... Read More »

Four education claims of 2016 – reviewed

2016 has been a big year in education. Debates over school funding and the nation’s poor performance in school assessments have led to the surfacing of several claims about education. We take a closer look at some of the common claims to see if there is any truth to them. Claim 1: More funding does not equal better outcomes “For ... Read More »

Delhi government to restructure teacher education institutions

“Recognising the primacy of building strong academic and institutional foundation, we have decided to restructure and strengthen the SCERT and DIETs,” Education Minister Manish Sisodia said. The Delhi government on Wednesday decided to restructure and upgrade the State Council of Education Research and Training (SCERT) and District Institutes of Education and Training (DIETs). SCERT and DIETs are two key institutions ... Read More »

Delhi government to restructure teacher education institutions

“Recognising the primacy of building strong academic and institutional foundation, we have decided to restructure and strengthen the SCERT and DIETs,” Education Minister Manish Sisodia said. The Delhi government on Wednesday decided to restructure and upgrade the State Council of Education Research and Training (SCERT) and District Institutes of Education and Training (DIETs). SCERT and DIETs are two key institutions ... Read More »

Why Education Is The Best Marketing

David Williams/Bloomberg There are a variety of options when it comes to marketing tactics, but one of the best investments isn’t in social media, billboards, or websites, but instead in education. Many companies take advantage of education to teach customers about their products and to keep customers coming back for more with great success. Consider the example of education at ... Read More »

2016, the year that was: Education

s, yet little action. from www.shutterstock.com Author Claire Shaw Education Editor, The Conversation Partners View all partners Republish this articleRepublish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons licence. Email Twitter21 Facebook7 LinkedIn20 Print This has been the year of consultation but little reform. In the lead up to the general election in July, rumours spread about ... Read More »