Tag Archives: Education

An Education Worth Fighting For

On April 27, Purdue University’s president, Mitch Daniels, the former governor of Indiana, unveiled a dramatic new program that he and the board of trustees had been fashioning in secret for months. This self-proclaimed world-class university would be acquiring Kaplan University, one of several controversial for-profit, online education companies that have emerged over the last twenty years. The announcement surprised ... Read More »

Google Gaining Ground on U.S. Education Tech Market: First Kahoot! EdTrends Report

OSLO, Norway, June 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Kahoot!, the game-based learning platform and one of the world’s fastest-growing learning brands, today launched its Kahoot! EdTrends Report, which addresses the latest education tech trends in the U.S. K-12 market. This new quarterly report will enable educators and administrators to stay better informed about trending educational technologies, methods and best practices. Key findings ... Read More »

Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates try opposite paths to education tech in India

BYJU’s app has been downloaded 8 million times, and more than 400,000 students are paying an annual fee of Rs10,000 in a country not known to pay for subscriptions of any kind. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint Bengaluru: Rushi Parmar lives in Keshod, a Western Indian town so small it has one park, a single-screen movie hall and no shopping mall. For ... Read More »

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 »

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 »