Education

Money buys education

The majority of children in India are suffering from malnutrition. And yet the phenomenal rise in the cost of education is disproportionate to the standard offered. Families face considerable hardship when they send their children to expensive private schools. This is a social anachronism to which the government has woken up rather late in the day. The setting up of ... Read More »

Bihar Students Continue Protest Over Poor Intermediate Result

Bihar Students Continue Protest Over Poor Intermediate Result (File Photo) PATNA: Hundreds of Class 12 students in Bihar who have failed in their exams continued their protests here for the second consecutive day on Thursday demanding re-checking of their answer sheets, police said. More than 8 lakh of over 12 lakh students who appeared for the Class 12 exams, conducted ... Read More »

Education, Free Speech, and Elite “Temper Tantrums”: Interview with Dave Rubin and Joanna Williams

Dave Rubin: We’re continuing our partnership with Learn Liberty this week. As you guys know, we’re building out our home studio right now. My good pal, Larry King, was nice enough to lend me his studio. My old studio used to be built in this very room, but Larry lent it to us today. My guest this week is an ... Read More »

Tory manifesto £4bn education pledge ‘could still leave schools short’, warns leading think tank

Labour’s plans would mean an increase in school spending per pupil by 6 per cent compared with present levels, and Liberal Democrat plans would protect spending per pupil in real terms at the 2017-18 level PA School spending plans outlined in the Conservative Party manifesto could see school budgets slashed by 7 per cent, a leading economic think tank has warned. ... Read More »

Education: Combine and conquer

In 2009, veterinary ophthalmologist Ron Ofri took a call about a flock of sheep in northern Israel. Some of the lambs were day-blind: they wandered easily at night, but stood motionless when the Sun rose. Nature Ofri, a researcher at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem who has a PhD and a doctorate in veterinary medicine (DVM), examined the sheep. Then ... Read More »

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to roll out school choice plan in Indianapolis

Betsy DeVos (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Before she was picked by President Trump to head up the U.S. Department of Education, Betsy DeVos was the chairwoman of the American Federal for Children, a pro-school choice lobbying group. When she visits Indianapolis Monday night, Secretary DeVos will address a sea of friendly and familiar faces at the ... Read More »

Trump’s first full education budget: Deep cuts to public school programs in pursuit of school choice

Donald Trump, then president-elect, stands with Betsy DeVos after a meeting in November 2016. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) Funding for college work-study programs would be cut in half, public-service loan forgiveness would end and hundreds of millions of dollars that public schools could use for mental health, advanced coursework and other services would vanish under a Trump administration plan to ... Read More »

Education Briefs — May 15, 2017

Albany’s Kelsey Jones earns journalism fellowship ATLANTA — Albany native Kelsey Jones was recently named the recipient of the 2017 Chevrolet Discover the Unexpected Journalism Fellowship. Jones is a junior at Spelman College and is on the staff of The Carolinian, a National Newspaper Publishing Association member newspaper. The Albany native realized her passion for journalism in high school and ... Read More »

V K Saraswat to replace Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan as JNU’s new chancellor

Vijay Kumar Saraswat, scientist and former DRDO chief has been named as the next chancellor of JNU by the HRD Ministry. He is a full-time member of NITI Aayog and will be replacing the ISRO chief, Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan. Image source: corruptionindrdo.com Vijay Kumar Saraswat, scientist and former DRDO chief has been named as the next chancellor of JNU by the ... Read More »

MP Class 10 exam results declared, check them here

Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education (MPBSE) declared the results of the Class 10 board examinations on Friday on its official website, mpresults.nic.in. Nearly 13 lakh students had appeared for the Class 10 exam. This year the state board decided to declare both the Class 10 and Class 12 exam at the same time instead of announcing these separately. According ... Read More »