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Kolkata: British high commissioner bats for education in UK

Representative image. KOLKATA: British high commissioner Dominic Asquith met students of Heritage Institute of Technology today. During an interactive session on “education, skills and entrepreneurship” with the students, he said, “The UK and India have a long relationship and we are looking towards future partnerships particularly in education, skills and entrepreneurship.” The UK, he said, is home to some of the oldest and most ... Read More »

What does the looming debt ceiling battle mean for education?

Dive Brief: A looming Congressional battle over increasing the government’s debt ceiling could see the U.S. Department of Education among the parts of the federal government to shut down if an agreement isn’t reached by Sept. 30, Education Week reports. Among the major potential ramifications of a shutdown would be negative impacts to K-12 budgets and the ability of schools and districts ... Read More »

VR, AR, 3D Printing and Data Analytics Overtake Visual Tech Market in Education

While visual technologies in education are expected to steadily grow each year through 2021, the majority of the market will comprise virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), 3D printing and visual data analytics products, according to a new industry forecast. The latest industry report from Technavio predicts the visual tech market in education will grow 33 percent through the forecast period 2017-2021. ... Read More »

How Indian education companies tanked due to unsustainable business models

Debt-heavy business models slammed a variety of education companies Image: Shutterstock Shantanu Prakash was flying high in 2009. The founder and chairman of education tech firm Educomp Solutions debuted on the Forbes India Rich List that year with a net worth of $920 million. Eight years later, he’s barely worth $10 million and the company is in a shambles. Prakash, 52, is ... Read More »

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 »