Tag Archives: Education

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says her mission is moving along, and others say it is a detriment to education

WASHINGTON (Gray DC) – Education Secretary Betsy Devos is shining a light on her efforts since her controversial confirmation. Protests continue to follow her as many are still concerned about her effect on public schools. DeVos says she is fighting for every student, but others strongly disagree. Secretary DeVos says everyone should have opportunities for quality education. “The focus is on ... Read More »

Teacher education reform: 46 cases against NCTE in 15 days

NCTE is looking to have an accreditation and grading system for such colleges with physical assets getting the least weightage. Photo: Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint New Delhi: India’s teacher education regulator, the National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE), is facing 46 court cases for acting against poor quality teacher education colleges and making an effort to bar hundreds of non-performers from admitting fresh ... Read More »

Massachusetts tops in new ranking of state education systems

he myriad ways in which school districts and states can be assessed can make it difficult to discern what a particular state’s strengths and weaknesses can be; a number of factors, including funding, exam assessment, student safety and teacher proficiency can contribute to a holistic perspective on a state’s education system. In a new nationwide analysis of school systems, WalletHub ranked states ... Read More »

Cutting-Edge Schools Show How Education Is Everyone’s Business

If you don’t have young children in your lives, why should you care about what are the cutting edge tools in schools today? The answer is simple. It’s all about you. If you’re an employer, you need to stay on top of what kind of education your employees had before you hired them. If you are planning to have kids, you ... Read More »

Alameda Municipal Power presents check for tech education

Alameda’s Public Utilities Board presented a check for $10,426 to the Alameda Education Foundation on July 17 to support tech education in schools. From left, are: AEF president Bill Sonneman, AEF board member Margie Sherratt, AEF board member Tracy Zollinger, AEF board member Daniel Chin, and PUB President Ann McCormick. (Alameda Municipal Power) By FROM STAFF REPORTS | Bay Area News Group ... Read More »

Interventions in education are welcome

Duncan Green’s “From Poverty To Power” vividly describes a person’s life from the cradle to the grave as interwoven in chances dominated by the extraordinary levels of inequality and lack of education that characterize the modern world. He paints a picture of two different girls: one born in Norway and the other in Sierra Leone, with the Norwegian having a ... Read More »

Florence Education Foundation hires new director

FLORENCE — Nikki Mann has been hired as the new director of the Florence Falcons Education Foundation. She replaces Leslie Howard who led the foundation the past three years. Mann previously served on the education foundation boards in Scottsboro and Muscle Shoals and is a graduate of the University of North Alabama. Education foundation president Joan Lane said the key ... Read More »

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 »