Tag Archives: Education

Education itself must learn some lessons

There never has been an attempt to adopt “best practices” from the successful schools into classrooms of the under-achieving. (Bangkok Post file photo) As debates rage on about how to move national education reform forwards, globalisation has been transforming Thailand’s learning landscape without the experts and administrators in charge noticing much. The silo approach has made past attempts at reform ... Read More »

Wisconsin Could Soon Set The Bar For Personal Finance Education

Shutterstock Just 17 states in the United States require high school students to take a course in personal finance, according to the Council for Economic Education. And while the sheer lack of access to personal finance education may seem abysmal it actually gets worse as according to the report, a mere 20 states required high school students to take a course ... Read More »

‘Inclusive, equitable and quality education’ at the heart of high-level UN event

Students at a university library in Rabat, Morocco. Photo: Arne Hoel/World Bank 28 June 2017 – Education leaders from around the world convened today at the United Nations to discuss ways to advance action on Sustainable Development Goal 4, which aims to “ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning.” “Inclusive, equitable and quality education goes to ... Read More »

Catholic grip on education being slowly loosened

Minister for Education Richard Bruton’s pledge to remove the “Baptism barrier” from access to Catholic schools is a sign that the firm grip of religious bodies on education is being slowly loosened. It is also a belated recognition that our education system needs to catch up with the reality of modern life. Publicly-funded schools are legally permitted to discriminate against ... Read More »

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 »